Scientist Natural Capital Accounting



Organisation: VITO Remote Sensing

VITO develops technology to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable society and economy. One of the key technologies applied in this context is Remote Sensing. The Remote Sensing Unit of VITO celebrated last year its 25th anniversary but Remote Sensing has never been more fascinating than today. With the increasing number of satellites, drones, processing facilities and technologies like artificial intelligence, the opportunities with remote sensing are larger than ever.

Meanwhile the Remote Sensing team of VITO counts more than 100 motivated scientists, IT engineers, economists and project managers. To facilitate the growth of our ambitions we are looking for an extra colleague, more specifically a Remote Sensing scientist who is or wants to become an expert in Natural Capital Accounting.

Your Tasks

As part of a flexible team you will be working on projects for institutional clients like the European Commission, EUROSTAT, the European Space Agency, or UN bodies. Occasionally there could be commercial customers. This function requires sound skills in remote sensingdata scienceland and biodiversity concepts, and coding in an operational context. Knowledge of the concepts of Natural Capital Accounting would be a strong asset.

The tasks should be executed with high degree of independency, though in close collaboration with the internal and external team members. In VITO you will report on the progress of your work to the team lead of the Natural Capital Accounting team, outside VITO you will communicate on your work in meetings with clients or partners.

Concerning the projects, you will operate in an international setting and take initiative to liaise with project partners of different consortia. Good communication skills with project partners, end-users and stakeholders are a must.