IMEO Remote Sensing Data Analyst

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Results of Service
Determine the principle sources of emissions within the completely different case research. Analyze the habits of the emitters and perceive their trigger.
Work Location
Anticipated length
12 months
Duties and Tasks
UN Atmosphere Programme (Mitigation Department within the Local weather Change Division) hosts the Worldwide Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO). IMEO is a data-driven, action-focused UNEP initiative that takes an revolutionary method to deal with the methane emissions drawback by gathering, integrating, and reconciling knowledge from completely different sources, together with scientific measurement research, satellites, rigorous business reporting via the Oil and Gasoline Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP 2.0), and nationwide inventories. IMEO is creating a worldwide public dataset of empirically verified methane emissions, with an preliminary deal with fossil gas sources and can interconnect knowledge with actions on analysis, reporting, and regulation. That is catalyzing deep reductions in human-made methane emissions and serve the quickly rising ecosystem of governments, corporations, buyers, researchers, NGOs and different entities participating on this essential local weather problem. Distant sensing knowledge evaluation is required to gather, filter, and interpret the big quantity of information at the moment arriving from satellites, as this info is an elementary knowledge stream of IMEO. Underneath the steering and supervision of the IMEO staff, the distant sensing knowledge analyst will acquire, filter and research satellite tv for pc knowledge in an effort to determine and perceive detectable methane emissions from area. The distant sensing knowledge analyst will primarily help within the evaluation of case research. This is likely one of the two strains of MARS and consists in figuring out, via high-resolution satellite tv for pc imagery, the principle emission level sources in particular methane emission scorching spots beforehand recognized by low-resolution satellites. The guide will work intently with distant sensing scientists and knowledge scientists within the IMEO science group.
{Qualifications}/particular expertise
a. Schooling • Grasp’s diploma in Distant Sensing, Environmental Sciences, Geomatics, or equal b. Work Expertise • Expertise with geospatial knowledge typically, and with distant sensing knowledge and Geographic Data Techniques specifically. • Total information of the fossil gas sector (practices, strategies, belongings, …) can be extremely valued c. Key Competencies • Information of satellite tv for pc knowledge processing and visualization, particularly of these offering excessive decision methane info (PRISMA, Sentinel-2, Landsat, GHGSat …). • Expertise with geospatial knowledge, GIS, and knowledge visualization and processing instruments equivalent to Google Earth Engine. • Primary programming expertise • Information of anthropogenic methane sources, particularly these associated to the oil and gasoline sector, can be an asset. • Important considering when evaluating the outcomes of methane knowledge and the standard of various knowledge sources. • Glorious written and oral communication expertise. • Distinctive private group and a focus to element; potential to work independently and as a part of a various, geographically dispersed staff. • Expertise in performing rigorous evaluation with quick deadlines in help of extremely seen work. • Expertise with geospatial knowledge typically, and with distant sensing knowledge and Geographic Data Techniques specifically. • Total information of the fossil gas sector (practices, strategies, belongings, …) can be extremely valued
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this place fluency in English is required.
Extra Data
The guide will help IMEO within the implementation of MARS, particularly within the detection of level supply methane emissions, identification of emitters, and the overall evaluation of the completely different satellite-based case research. As well as, the distant sensing knowledge analyst will help the IMEO scientific group when satellite tv for pc knowledge help is required. The guide will: • Acquire satellite tv for pc knowledge (request and obtain) of the areas of curiosity being studied. • Course of the photographs to acquire methane focus enhancement maps utilizing the codes developed by the distant sensing scientists. • Analyse the ensuing maps for plume identification, together with the handbook affirmation of detections. • For the detected plumes, analyze the context by consulting different satellite tv for pc and database info in an effort to higher perceive the supply and reason for the emission. • Doc the analyzed circumstances and file the recognized emitters and emissions for later integration into the information portal. • Independently help different “fast response” and/or venture growth efforts on an as-needed foundation. Efficiency indicators would be the following: • The effectiveness and administration of the work. • High quality, reliability and pertinence of gathered info. • Usefulness and high quality of the data and proposals supplied to UNEP employees. • Speediness and high quality of emails and communications with UNEP employees. The guide will in shut session with the UN Atmosphere Programme Paris Workplace. The outputs must be accepted by the UNEP to be thought-about passable.
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