CSS is seeking a Remote Sensing Specialist/Research Associate for full-time employment to support NOAA’s Beaufort Laboratory, National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Beaufort, NC. The primary focus area for this position will be to work with NCCOS and partners to develop geospatial products describing habitats in the coral reef ecosystems of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). The products will be generated from a variety of remotely sensed data sources, including satellite imagery, LIDAR, and multibeam sonar.
- Use established and novel approaches to interpret and model benthic habitat information and classify seafloor geomorphology from remotely sensed data using a variety of software products. The habitat classification will be informed by field observations including underwater video from drop cameras or remotely operated vehicles and still images collected by SCUBA divers.
- Take a leadership role in data organization and management to ensure that data products and metadata are delivered according to project timelines.
- Substantially contribute to data management, statistical model development, organizing meetings and webinars with partners, co-lead writing and preparation of project presentations, reports, peer-reviewed publications, and outreach to communicate the outcomes in professional and public venues.
- If funding allows, travel to the Florida Keys may be required for partner meetings and field sampling.