Queensland Government: Principal Scientist Position


The Remote Sensing Centre @ Land Surface Sciences; Science Delivery and Knowledge; Science and Technology; Dutton Park, Brisbane; are seeking a Principal Scientist (PO5).

The purpose of the role is to provide leadership, scientific and technical direction to a team of remote sensing scientists who assess, map and monitor landscape attributes and provide scientific support for compliance activities. The successful candidate will lead scientific research, development and operational programs to support Queensland Government compliance and monitoring activities, including investigations and legal proceedings. Applicants should have a high level of skills and demonstrated ability to lead people, projects and programs which acquire, analyse, and integrate remote sensing and digital spatial data, for operational and public good outcomes.

Applications close 17 July 2019

JOINT ROSES - TOSCA Call on Surface Water and Oceanography Topography (SWOT) Science Team 2020-2024

TOSCA Call for proposals Selection

Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) is a satellite mission being jointly developed by NASA and CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales), the French space agency, with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) and is currently scheduled for launch in September 2021.

The development of the SWOT program will take a very important step in the coming months with the selection of the future scientific team (ST: Science Team) that will accompany the project until after the launch.

The CNES, in agreement with NASA, is launching a call for SWOT scientific proposals. The CNES call is open to French and international laboratories. US scientists will reply to this call through the NASA ROSES program. French teams that are selected will be funded through the French national TOSCA program. International collaborators selected onto the SWOT Science Team will have to ensure that their activities are financed by their national bodies.

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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecological Remote Sensing - Darwin, NT

The Opportunity

  • Make a difference! Help secure the future of Australia's biodiversity.

  • Be mentored by world-leading researchers.

  • Kick-start your career in Australia's premier science and technology organisation.

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

This exciting postdoctoral fellowship's primary focus will be to integrate next generation LiDAR, RADAR and optical sensor technologies to develop novel metrics for mapping and monitoring essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) from space. In this role you will apply these unique methods to the savannas of northern Australia, where vegetation cover is extensively intact, despite dramatic declines in biodiversity. There is a need to better understand and cost-effectively monitor how the cumulative impacts of rapid, broad-scale development, such as the establishment of an onshore gas industry in the savanna region of northern Australia, may impact on ecosystem condition for supporting biodiversity, to inform best-practice management. You will use a combination of LiDAR metrics to determine ecosystem condition, calibrated against on-ground biodiversity assessments, and integrated with satellite imagery to scale these metrics across landscapes and regions. The broader goal of the project is to develop an innovative, scalable platform for detecting change in EBVs, resulting in better environmental baseline measures, impact assessment and adaptive management options for preventing biodiversity loss.

Radarsat-1 Survey

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has recently released over 37,000 RADARSAT-1 images for public use, free of charge and downloadable. Find out more about Radarsat-1 applications and characteristics here.



CSA are evaluating the feasibility of opening up more RADARSAT-1 data over Canada and internationally. To help better understand user needs and preferences for RADARSAT-1 data the Canadian Space Agency has reached out for help about Radarsat-1 data through a survey: