Researcher for Water Balance, Productivity and Stress Analysis
Deadline: 06 November 2020
Employment term: Temporary
Job type: Fixed term contract
Project name: Copernicus assisted environmental monitoring across the Black Sea Basin (PONTOS)
Contract type: Employment
Duration: October 30, 2022
For more information about the project please visit: https://ace.aua.am/pontos/
- Estimate the soil water balance, productivity and water stress using the PONTOS platform, derive data on vegetation indices for assessing the plants’ water stress status for lake Sevan catchment area;
- Monitor the indicative soil profiles from national/ international databases, explore the local or national irrigation regulations and practices;
- Conduct/participate in the pilot site visits to collect data;
- Prepare the report on “Agricultural water balance, water productivity and water stress indices” based on the provided outline (D.T1.2.6);
- Prepare teaching materials for the First set of training session on Earth Observation (EO), advances in EO services in environmental monitoring, and the Copernicus program (D.T2.1.2);
- Deliver a 3-days long training session including two days class training and one day hands-on training in the field for young scientists and practitioners (D.T2.1.2);
- Participate in the Second set of Training Session on Earth Observation and Environmental Monitoring (D.T2.1.3);
- Take part in developing the online training modules (D.T2.1.4);
- Prepare a report about the knowledge gap analysis and training strategy setup after the brainstorming event. (D.T2.2.2);
- Participate in the project meetings and events, such as working group meetings, workshops, local events, etc. (D.C.2.1, D.C.2.2, D.C.2.3, D.C.2.4, D.C.2.5).
- Expertise in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
- Experience in handling and processing time-series geospatial datasets;
- Practical experience in Water Balance, Productivity and Stress Analysis;
- Experience in ground truthing work;
- Experience in teaching and delivering the training sessions;
- PhD or MSc degree in Geoinformatics, Geography or similar field with a strong focus on Remote Sensing;
- Excellent knowledge of the English language and demonstrated scientific writing skills;
- Excellent organisational skills.
Required candidate level: Not defined
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