Minimize Remote Sensing Scientist – Copernicus Sentinel-4/UVN Mission

Date added: 12 February 2018

Organisation: EUMETSAT

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Application deadline: 11 March 2018

Within the Atmospheric Composition Competence Area (AC CA) of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the post holder will lead the scientific development, prototyping, validation and monitoring of products from the Copernicus Sentinel-4/Ultraviolet Visible Near-Infrared (UVN) Mission implemented as part of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) System.

The main duties of the post will be as follows:

  • Lead the scientific development of calibrated radiance, irradiance and derived atmospheric composition products from ultra-violet, visible, near and short-wave infrared satellite instruments, with a focus on the Copernicus Sentinel-4/ UVN instrument;
  • Provide scientific support to the operational implementation of data processing and products, including prototyping of software and provision of associated documentation;
  • Define and carry out calibration, validation, and long-term monitoring activities for the Copernicus Sentinel-4/UVN product suite in cooperation with ESA, other agencies and the scientific and user community;
  • Define, prototype and develop and exploit calibration, validation, and long-term monitoring tools;
  • Liaise with and provide support to the operational user community to facilitate uptake of the products;
  • Develop product enhancements including prototyping software and provision of associated documentation;
  • Instigate and lead external scientific studies, including management of external contracts;
  • Support Copernicus Sentinel-4/UVN product reprocessing activities;
  • Play an active role in the detailed formulation of requirements for future products and services, responding to the evolving needs of the users.

To learn more about the role and how to apply download the job description for vacancy EUM/VN (18)15.

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