Post-doc: Global land cover monitoring and validation

Laboratory for Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing (GRS), Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Deadline: June 11, 2019

This position involves working on Earth Observation and global land cover monitoring with emphasis on comparative accuracy assessment, spatial statistical analysis, harmonization and synergy among different datasets on land cover, land use, associated changes for different user communities.

The post-doc is to perform research on the analysis of large area remote sensing datasets, statistically robust approaches for accuracy assessments (sampling design, analysis design, response design), the synergistic evaluation and integration of land cover and change products, and different means to acquire and analyze reference data.

Knowledge in the use of moderate resolution time-series satellite data for land cover mapping, the integration of a “user-oriented” accuracy assessment approach, and work in related projects will be part of the work.

Requirements include:

  • PhD degree (either completed or currently in final stages of completion) with strong emphasis on Land Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Methods
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications in the area of global land cover validation and accuracy assessments
  • Knowledge in the areas of advanced processing and analysis of Earth Observation data with respect to land cover, change and accuracy assessment context
  • Understanding in variety of landscapes and how that translates to land cover and land cover change mapping

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