[Coral-List] Postdoc: Satellite Monitoring of Coral Reef Bleaching

Helen Fox hfox at hawaii.edu
Tue Apr 27 01:27:00 UTC 2021

Dear Coral-List,

I'm passing on an ad for a Postdoctoral Researcher for Satellite Monitoring
of Coral Reef Bleaching, part of the global partnership of the Allen Coral
Atlas (Atlas <https://allencoralatlas.org/>), Arizona State University
(ASU) Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science (GDCS), the
Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

The postdoctoral research position is offered by the Asner Lab, ASU-GDCS,
which seeks a researcher who can combine multiple data sources, such as
field-based data and multi-sensor remote sensing data of reef ecosystems,
to improve and expand existing workflows that detect and report coral reef
bleaching at regional to global scales. This position will work in close
coordination with CORAL´s new Project and Outreach Manager, Andrea
Rivera-Sosa, who will help liaise between Atlas satellite bleaching
products and on-the-ground groups monitoring coral bleaching (and who will
likely be further following up on Coral List about monitoring coral

*For more information regarding the Postdoctoral Researcher position see
below, from:* https://gdcs.asu.edu/job-openings

A postdoctoral research position is available for a remote sensing
scientist to develop new approaches that integrate multi-sensor satellite
remote sensing with field-based information to generate new and improved
coral reef monitoring products. This postdoctoral position is offered in
the Asner Lab of the ASU Center for Global Discovery and Conservation
Science (GDCS). GDCS is the lead organization for the Allen Coral Atlas, a
partnership between collaborating organizations focused on global-scale
mapping, monitoring and conservation of coral reefs.

This position requires strong remote sensing, computer programming, and
spatial analysis skills. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with
Allen Coral Atlas scientists, engineers, and outreach personnel, both
within GDCS and with partnering organizations including Coral Reef Alliance
and National Geographic Society.

The position can be based either at the GDCS Facility in Hilo, Hawaii or
the GDCS laboratories on the main ASU campus in Tempe, AZ. Responsibilities
include model development and analysis, workflow application, publishing in
peer-reviewed journals and interfacing with Coral Atlas outreach personnel
and the global reef community.

The position will be funded for an initial year and may be extended for
additional years. A Ph.D. in a discipline such as ocean remote sensing or
equivalent is required; strong quantitative, modeling, and coding skills,
as well as demonstrated experience are highly desirable. Candidates should
send a cover letter, statement of research interests that includes your
accomplishments and how this position will help you achieve your career
objectives, current curriculum vitae, and the names of two references
(please include email addresses and phone numbers). Review of applications
is rolling until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to
Andrea.Cottrell at asu.edu




Helen E. Fox, Ph.D.

Conservation Science Director, Coral Reef Alliance and

Senior Advisor, Field Engagement, Allen Coral Atlas

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