The Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre) is hiring a Scientific Programmer to support the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) Secretariat. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who conduct research in a variety of geographic areas and will support their work, pushing the boundaries of satellite data applications.
The MBON is the marine thematic network under the Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). The MBON is a community of practices to develop and share best practices and standards on how to collect and share data about life in the sea. A grand challenge is to focus on Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) that can be used to track changes in how and why the abundance, distribution and diversity of organisms in the sea are changing, and to apply this information for sustainable development, conservation and societal benefit.
The MBON Secretariat provides a coordinating mechanism to link the GEO BON MBON with other key international ocean research and monitoring efforts as well as with local requirements for information about life in the sea and applied oceanography. The MBON Secretariat also streamlines and focus on this community of practice to link operational agencies with research groups across various disciplines (fundamental to social transdisciplinary sciences) on solving problems of society.
Support to the MBON Secretariat is needed on several activities that may include one or more of the following: identification of historical and current biodiversity data, interfacing and ensuring data interoperability between various international geo-portals, support programming for oceanographic applications based on remote sensing and in situ Earth Observations, support the expansion of the network both geographical and thematically, support the maintenance of the MBON website and content management.
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Location of work to be performed: Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal – Headquarters of the AIR Centre
Contract Duration: 2 years
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