OFFER of remote sensing training in Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer - UTAS, March 2019

Dear EOA Community,

Geography and Spatial Sciences Discipline of the University of Tasmania is organizing the first ever training in Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer modelling, taking place in Hobart (UTAS Sandy Bay campus) from 26 until 29 March 2019.

Training participation is free of charge and it is open to all participants from any academic, education and also commercial organization. Click the ‘Learn More’ button below for more details about the training program, participation and registration.

Earth-i Updates Satellite Map of Queensland, Australia

Queensland State shows how images from space can support and improve decision-making for Governments and agencies.

On 7 Feb, New Space pioneer Earth-i announced that it has completed the third annual update of the satellite map of the state of Queensland.

The map covers the whole of Queensland’s 1.9 million km2 and was created by Earth-i for the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME). The first map was produced in 2016 with Earth-i reappointed for updates in both 2017 and 2018.

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Career opportunity - Director, Integrated Marine Observing System

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government to undertake systematic observing of Australia’s marine environment. These observations produce data streams that are accessible via the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) by researchers, governments and industry in Australia and internationally.

The Director IMOS leads the development of long-term strategy in consultation with the IMOS Board and the marine and climate science community. In addition, the Director manages and negotiates high-level strategic relationships with universities, research institutes, governments, marine industries and independent collaborators, actively promotes the use of IMOS data streams and sits on national and international committees. The Director enhances organisational strength and financial viability and drives a positive, inclusive and high-performing team culture.

This position is ideally suited to a highly strategic, creative and visionary leader with demonstrated success in leading large-scale collaborative programs in marine science and/or major scientific infrastructure facilities. Sophisticated interpersonal skills, high energy and passion for excellence, as well as superior negotiation skills and the capacity to manage change, drive new relationships and influence policy are essential for success.

The position is based at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, part of the University of Tasmania, on the Hobart Waterfront. The initial contract term is five years.

The closing date for applications is 11 March 2019. For a confidential discussion and essential position information, please contact Jandy Godfrey on +61 (0)408 039 833 or email

EOA/EOGN National Earth Observation Partnerships Coordinator

We are seeking a National Earth Observation Partnerships Coordinator to assist with providing operational and administrative support to coordinate the meetings, activities and events of the Earth Observation for Government Network (EOGN). EOGN brings together a steering group of representatives from government agencies at commonwealth and state level to improve coordination, and reduce duplication, of earth observation activities across states and levels of government.

For more details click this link.

Applications close 6 March 2019

CSIRO: Aquatic Remote Sensing Scientist Opportunity

The Aquatic Remote Sensing team in the Coasts program in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Scientist specializing in underwater bio-optics, Ocean Colour Radiometry (OCR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for coastal and marine applications. The position requires a strong background in the development of remote sensing methods in optically complex waters across a range of applications (including oil spills, harmful algal blooms, water quality assessment) and their quasi-operational implementation for application in Australian and international coastal water domains. Full details are available here.