Geomorphology: Special Issue on Modelling Water-Erosion Processes with Geoinformatics

Jan 1 2011 23:30
Europe/London

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Postdoc position in Geospatial Informatics on the boundary between computer science, geomorphometry and biology

Nov 1 2010 09:00
Nov 1 2010 23:00
Europe/Copenhagen

An interdisciplinary postdoc position is available at Aarhus University, Denmark, starting February 2011 or later. The responsibilities of the postdoc will include work on geospatial problems on the boundary between computer science, geomorphometry and biology.

Job description: 

The postdoc should focus on problems in relation to computationally efficient use of modern detailed massive topographic data in various global-change-relevant modeling applications. These problems include the computation of fine-resolution topography-derived variables on a global scale, as well as applications such as global- and local-scale flooding scenario modeling (sea-level rise, tsunamis, extreme precipitation events etc.) and impact assessment. Relevant teaching responsibilities will also be offered.

The postdoc will be jointly affiliated with the Danish National Research Foundation Center MADALGO (Center for Massive Data Algorithmics - www.madalgo.au.dk) under the supervision of computer science Professor Lars Arge (large@madalgo.au.dk) and the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group at the Department of Biological Sciences under the supervision of Professor Jens-Christian Svenning (svenning@biology.au.dk).

MADALGO is a major basic research centre lead by Professor Lars Arge.  The focus of the center is efficient algorithms for processing massive datasets. MADALGO's core researchers are a team of six world leading researchers located at four major algorithms research institutions: Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics (MPI); Institute for Computer Science, Goethe-University Frankfurt; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (AU).

The Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group is lead by Professor Jens-Christian Svenning. This group is amongst world leading research groups focusing on informatics-based research on ecology and environmental sciences. Its research takes advantage of the recent gains in computing power and data storage capacity, advances in statistics and mathematics, and dramatic increases in data availability to tackle complex problems in ecology and environmental science.

Requirements: 

Applications are welcomed from:

  • Computer scientists with clearly demonstrated skills in the design, analysis and implementation of algorithms
  • Geoinformaticians or geographers with strong informatics and programming skills
  • Biologists with strong, demonstrated skills in ecoinformatics, GIS, and programming
  • Researchers with interdisciplinary research experience will be preferred.

Applicants should apply by uploading a letter of interest and a CV, as well as indicate at least two names of references for recommendations, using the application form available at www.madalgo.au.dk. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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For further information contact Professor Lars Arge at large@madalgo.au.dk or Professor Jens-Christian Svenning at svenning@biology.au.dk.

Interview with Jack Dangermond, the ESRI president

Postdoc position at Department of Geography, University of Leicester

Oct 5 2010 09:00
Oct 5 2010 18:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Two, 36-month postdoctoral research positions within the Geography Departments at the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough, UK are available with a start date of 1st January 2011.

Job description: 

This Research Associate will develop the analytical tools and associated algorithms required to characterise and visualise the surface grain size and structure of the experimental beds. The tools will be applied to high resolution digital elevation models of the surfaces obtained using a precision laboratory laser scanner.

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate will have a background in DEM characterisation and analysis, terrain modelling and/or numerical modelling of fluvial systems together with relevant computer programming skills. S/he will be expected to collaborate with the Loughborough RA (in charge of the experimental programme) to integrate the analyses of bed surface maturation with the data on the near-bed flow field and sediment movement.

Annual brutto salary: 
£27,319 - £28,139
Job duration: 
36 months
Contact: 

Please contact Dr. Mark Powell (dmp6@le.ac.uk) or Dr. Nick Tate (njt9@le.ac.uk) for more information (job reference SEN00102)

Postdoc position at Department of Geography, Loughborough University

Oct 5 2010 09:00
Oct 5 2010 23:30
Europe/Amsterdam

Two, 36-month postdoctoral research positions within the Geography Departments at the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough, UK are available with a start date of 1st January 2011.

Job description: 

This Research Associate will be responsible for a programme of laboratory flume experiments designed to quantify the inter-relationships between bed-surface grain size and structure, near-bed flow regime, initial motion conditions and sediment transport rate under contrasting flow and sediment supply regimes.

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate will have a background in process-based fluvial geomorphology or sedimentology and/or open channel hydraulic engineering. S/he will be expected to work with the Leicester RA (responsible for the characterisation of the bed surfaces) to integrate the data on the near-bed flow field and sediment movement with the analyses of bed surface maturation.

Annual brutto salary: 
£27,319 - £28,139
Job duration: 
36 months
Contact: 

Please contact Dr. Stephen Rice (s.rice@lboro.ac.uk) or Dr. Mark Powell (dmp6@le.ac.uk) for more information (job reference GY/13784).

Postdoc in Space Exploration Informatics (University of Cincinnati)

Dec 31 2010 00:00
Dec 31 2010 23:00
US/Central

The Department of Geography at the University of Cincinnati offers a postdoctoral position to a self-motivated researcher to undertake work in the area of space exploration informatics. Postdoc will work in a group headed by Tomasz Stepinski, the incoming Thomas Jefferson Endowed Chair Professor of Space Exploration at the Department of Geography University of Cincinnati.

Job description: 

The successful candidate will be involved in one or more of the following research projects: automatic cataloging of craters and other geomorphic features from high resolution planetary images, machine-learning-based automatic geomorphic mapping, and data mining of large spatial planetary and terrestrial datasets.

Requirements: 

The candidate must have expertise in one or more of the following fields: remote sensing, planetary geomorphology, computational intelligence and geoinformatics, or image processing, with the PhD in geography, computer science, geology, or related fields. The responsibility include designing and executing computer codes, analyzing and reporting original results, writing scientific manuscripts, and participating in daily computer lab maintenance. Skills in maintaining a server and local area network are highly desirable.

Contact: 

For complete information including the details on how to apply and whom to contact with questions please download the flyer. The position is open until filled.

41st International Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

Oct 15 2010 08:30
Oct 17 2010 14:00
US/Central

Geospatial Technologies & Geomorphological Mapping
October 15 to 17, 2010 - University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

Tentative Program Schedule (subject to revision) 

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International Society for Geomorphometry (ISG) is an international association of researchers and experts open for free exchange of knowledge and opinions about various aspects of DEM processing and digital relief analysis.