[Coral-List] Job Posting: JIMAR PIFSC Satellite Mapping Researcher

Kelley Sage - NOAA Federal kelley.sage at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 30 18:06:14 EST 2012

Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH
Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and
Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR),
located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands
Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

*DUTIES:*  Serves as the lead for satellite imagery related benthic habitat
mapping projects within the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division's Mapping Group.
Develops and implements methods for deriving nearshore bathymetry and other
habitat mapping products from WorldView-2 and/or other satellite imagery.
Develops, tests, documents, and implements methods for deriving other
biologically important characteristics of coral reef ecosystem habitats and
environments from satellite imagery and producing mapping information products.
Integrates map products derived from satellite imagery with those developed from
multibeam echosounder and in situ optical imagery. Trains and directs others in
the use of developed methods to systematically map coral reef ecosystems across
the Pacific Islands. Assists with all phases of the preparation, execution, and
reporting of research cruises and land-based small boat missions. Works closely
with partners in local jurisdictions and research institutions to build strong
collaborative relationships. Provides assistance with management of the project,
including proposal writing, administrative functions, and training and mentoring
of personnel. Participates in research cruises and land-based small boat surveys
to map, assess, and monitor coral reefs of the Pacific islands. Prepares
technical reports and scientific manuscripts describing methods and summarizing
results of their application. Presents findings at national and international

Please use the link below for full announcement:

Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1125B Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: (808)  983-3769
Fax: (808) 983-3730

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