The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the ERIN department is tackling major environmental challenges our society is facing today: climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control. We are offering a postdoctoral researcher position in Earth Observation (EO) data analytics. She/he will join the Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling team of ERIN’s Environmental Modelling and Sensing (ENVISION) unit. This unit carries out impact-driven research, geared towards monitoring, forecasting and predicting environmental systems in a changing world. She/he will integrate an interdisciplinary team of around 50 scientists, engineers, post-docs and PhD candidates supporting the public and private sectors by developing new process understanding, alongside new environmental management tools and technologies, operating at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.
Satellite remote sensing data for EO, most notably the data streams generated by the Sentinel missions under the framework of the European Copernicus program, provide an unprecedented wealth of information for crisis events affecting large areas. The open position aims to complement ongoing work retrieving actionable pieces of information from such multi sensor EO data.
The work will include exploring how different collections of satellite EO data can be used to substantially reduce disaster risk (i.e. losses in lives, livelihoods and health, damages to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services). New data processing tools need to be developed to contribute to an improved understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, exposure of persons and assets, hazard characteristics and the environment. Such knowledge may then be used for risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, preparedness and emergency response.
The successful applicant is expected to:
Moreover, the applicant could also be involved in the following research tasks:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
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At the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), we develop innovative and competitive solutions in response to the key needs of Luxembourg and European companies. Our institute is constantly developing. It is a necessity due to technological and social change, industrial evolution, and an ever-changing list of challenges and opportunities.
We are member of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO). As such, we establish a link between research and society as a whole. Our approach is to ensure that transfers take place between these two spheres. LIST's mission is to strengthen the economy through industrial innovation in Luxembourg, and to deliver projects benefitting society and quality of life in general.
We draw our strength from our employees. More than 75% are researchers and innovation experts. They are organised in three research departments which represent the backbone of our activity as a RTO.