2017 – Marine Geospatial Scientist (South Atlantic Coastal Mapping Project)

Marine Geospatial Scientist (South Atlantic Coastal Mapping Project)
The position will co-ordinate / manage the ‘Mapping Falklands and South Georgia coastal margins for spatial planning Project’ being delivered over a period of two years.

The Coastal Mapping Project is being funded by Defra through the Darwin Plus initiative. SAERI has been tasked with undertaking geospatial analyses of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia coastal margins.
The Coastal Mapping Project aims to utilise technological and objective-based analyses with mixed resolution satellite imagery, spatial data and local expert knowledge in an integrated probabilistic approach. Habitat maps produced will emphasise baseline measurement, providing a sound basis for planning, decision-making and monitoring.
The post is being offered on a 12 month basis initially as SAERI is due to move to an incorporated status in the latter months of 2017.
You should be / have:

  • PhD qualified – or studying towards a PhD – in coastal or marine geospatial science and analysis or related area
  • At least 5 years post graduate experience working in geospatial science and analyses
  • At least 3 years’ experience with coastal and/or marine habitat delineation and modelling
  • A high level of computer literacy with an awareness of model building e.g. Python, R, Matlab

For more information, a detailed job description and application form, please contact Megan Middleton at the Human Resources Department on +500 27420 or by e-mail (mmiddleton@sec.gov.fk). Contact Tara Pelembe (tpelembe@env.institute.ac.fk) for job specific detail.
Application forms should be returned to Human Resources by the Friday 5th May 2017