ESA is seeking a Climate Applications Scientist with a specialisation in oceanography to join its Climate Oﬃce (www.climate.esa.int) within the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. The ESA Climate Oﬃce is the focal point for the Agency’s climate-related activities and is based at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT), Harwell in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
The Climate Oﬃce aims to increase the availability and use of global, satellite-based Earth observation data for decision-making. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is leading international eﬀorts to combat climate change and limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as set out in the Paris Agreement. In response to UNFCCC requirements for systematic monitoring of the climate system, ESA launched the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) research programme in 2008. Through the CCI, ESA is developing a suite of global data records of key components of the climate system, known as Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). A total of 54 ECVs have been identiﬁed by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). Information derived from satellite data can contribute to more than half of the ECVs, and the CCI research programme addresses 23 of them.
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 28 November 2022
Location: ECSAT, Harwell, United Kingdom
Salary scale: This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.
Closing Date: 8 January 2023 23:59 CET/CEST
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