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     Date Submitted:22-03-2015
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     Current job:Researcher (Remote Sensing)
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords• Remote sensing, Geographic Information systems • Data analysis, satellite imaging, modelling, mapping • Programming language- Python, model builder • Environmental science, system analysis
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    Date of Birth:17 January 1967

    Place of Birth:  Bucharest, Romania

     

    SUMMARY

    Expertise on:

    • Remote sensing- marine and terrestrial data
    • Geographic Information systems GIS- Spatial Modelling, Spatial Analysis. Python, Model Builder.
    • Environmental science- impact assessment, Ecosystem services.
    • Project management, proposal writing.

     

    Social skills:

    Team worker, Negotiator, Analyzer and strategic thinker, Creative, Problem solver, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

     


    ACADEMIC TRAINING

    • 2008-2011, Master of Environmental Science. Specialization- Environmental systems analysis. Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
    • 1999-2001, Master of Geoinformation Science. Specialization- Geoinformation management, Remote sensing, GIS. University of Twente, ITC, the Netherlands.
    • 1996 (9 month), PostGraduate Diploma on Remote sensing. Indian Institute of Remote sensing, CSSTE-AP, India. Specialization- Remote sensing for Natural Resources Assessment.
    • 1983-1989, Bachelor of Cartography. Institute of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, Novosibirsk, Russia.

     

    Certificate courses

    • 3rd European Space Agency Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry, Remote sensing, January 2015, ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy.
    • Microwave Ocean Remote Sensing. October 2013, SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre, Spain.
    • Data Management, Advanced classification using satellite data. February 2013, IMAGEM solutions, the Netherlands.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    • 2011-2015- IMARES, Wageningen UR. Researcher- Remote sensing, GIS, Environmental sciences.  

    Description of duties: Research, consultancy and advise on application of marine Remote sensing (ocean color, optical multispectral and radar) and terrestrial Remote sensing (optical multispectral data).

     

    Specific research topics:

    • Remote Sensing based marine ocean color- ocean salinity, chlorophyll. 
    • Marine data- sonar, single beam, bathymetry.
    • Remote Sensing based vegetation and environmental analysis
    • Geostatistical Modelling
    • Spatial Multi-criteria decision modelling

     

    Past jobs:

    • 2007- 2008. Researcher/project manager at Mercy Corps (together with Texas A&M University USA, World Bank, USAID). Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Project: Land use, land cover change. Vegetation growth modelling using PHYGROW model (Texas A&M University), aimed to establish a national Livestock Early Warning system LEWIS.
    • 2005- 2006. GIS national consultant. UNDP Mongolia, Ministry for Nature and Environment, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Task: Design of GIS database for Gobi National Park. Project: Conservation of Great Gobi and its Umbrella species.
    • 2004- 2005. GIS officer. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Task: Land use, cadastral and fiscal databases. Project:  Land management, development of fiscal cadaster.
    • 2004-2004. Project officer Remote sensing. Stakeholder participation in Forestry. TA assistance project FAO/UN. Jena University, Germany.
    • 1995-2004. Assistant, Researcher. Institute of Informatics and Remote Sensing, Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Tasks: Application of Remote sensing, GIS for Natural Resources Assessment.

     

    Completed projects at IMARES:

    • CUMULEO effects, in the North Sea (offerte). Effects from off-shore wind turbines to ecosystem of the North Sea, 2014.
    • Monitoring cetacean occurrence in coastal waters of the Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire), 2014.
    • Environmental impact assessment in the Artic, EU, 2014.
    • Using Remote sensing techniques in the Dutch Wadden Sea for stratification of the mussel beds, 2014.
    • KBWOT 2012: the use of an acoustic technique in mapping beds of razor clams (Ensis sp.)
    • Suitability mapping for aquaculture, Co-Exist EU, 2013.
    • Preliminary inventory of key terrestrial nature values of Bonaire, 2013.
    • WaLTER, Wadden Sea, Long-term ecosystem research, 2013.
    • Terrestrial nature values of Bonaire 2013, mangrove mapping in Bonaire 2013, monitoring of species on Saba and St. Eustatius Dutch Caribbean, 2012.
    • DELTA, coastal defence issues in the Dutch Wadden Sea, 2012.

     

    Consultancy:

    • 2014-2015. Arctic coastal ecosystem oil spills response planning, Wetlands international/Shell partnership project, Ede, the Netherlands.
    • 2004. Stakeholder participation in Forestry. Forest mapping using satellite data. Jena University, Institute of Geography, Germany/ FAO UN Mongolia.

     


    EXTRA INFORMATION

    Software competency:  Advanced user of Erdas Imagine, ArcGIS, PolSARpro, Global Mapper, ENVI, SeaDas, BEAM, NEST, Photoshop, SonarWiz. Statistical software- R-basic. Open software- QGIS.

     

    Data modelling and Spatial analysis: Model builder, programming on python.

     

    Work experience with satellite data:

    • High resolution optical multispectral -WorldView-2, IKONOS
    • Medium resolution optical multispectral - RapidEye, UK-DMC-2/Deimos-1
    • Low resolution optical multispectral - Landsat 4, 5,7, 8; SPOT-4
    • Marine ocean color - MODIS TERRA, MODIS AQUA, ENVISAT
    • Radar- RADARSAT-2, ERS-1,2

     

    Other data:

    • Marine data- bathymetry, sonar, single-beam data
    • Aerial photography (multi-spectral, panchromatic)
    • GIS data- vector

                  

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • 2010-2015 representative of the Netherlands in European Space Agency and European Science and technology action on SMOS satellite measured ocean salinity and soil moisture.
    • 2011-2013 Member of Habitat mapping group, International Council of Exploration of the Sea’s.
    • Award from ERDAS IMAGINE-Digital Globe 2012, Geospatial Challenge, USA. Received WorldView-2 satellite images to do a research in the Dutch Wadden Sea.
    • Published case by Digital Globe (USA) to use very high resolution satellite data WorldView-2 to detect and to map the mussel beds on intertidal flats in the Wadden Sea, the Netherlands.https://www.digitalglobe.com/resources/case-studies
    • Published case by European Space Imaging on using WorldView-2 to detect and to map the mussel beds in the Dutch Wadden Sea, as innovative case- http://www.euspaceimaging.com/case-studies

     

    AWARDS

    • World Bank/Japan Government scholarship to attend Master course on Geoinformation Science, 1999-2001, University of Twente, ITC, the Netherlands.
    • Indian Government scholarship to attend PostGraduate Diploma course on Remote sensing, 1996 (9 month), Indian Institute of Remote sensing, CSSTE-AP, India.

     

    LANGUAGES

    Mongolian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Dutch (basic).

     

    HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

    Nature photography, trekking, camping, horse riding, singing. 

     

    SOCIAL SKILLS

    Hard worker, Team worker, Social, Solution oriented, Punctual, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

    REFERENCES

    1. Prof.Dr. Herold Martin, Head, Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen UR. E-mail: martin.herold(at)wur.nl.
    2. Dr. Norbert Dankers, Senior ecologist, Remote sensing specialist, IMARES Wageningen UR. E-mail: Norbert.dankers(at)wur.nl.
    3. Dr.ir. Dirk H. Hoekman, Associate Professor Remote Sensing, Department of Environmental Sciences, Earth System Science group, Wageningen UR. E-mail: Dirk.Hoekman(at)wur.nl

     

    Selected publications:

    • Perceived versus real toxicological safety of pangasius catfish, Albertinka J. Murk, N.Davaasuren, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, Simon R. Bush (in progress)
    • Classification of Mussel and Oyster Beds Using Very High Resolution Worldview-2 Satellite Data and panoramic images, in the Dutch Wadden Sea, the Netherlands, N.Davaasuren, Norbert Dankers, Johan Stapel, Arno wa Kangeri (in progress).
    • Guidance on a better integration of aquaculture, fisheries, and other activities in the coastal zone: from tools to practical examples, Stelzenmüller, V., Schulze, T., Gimpel, A., Bartelings, H., Bello, E., Bergh, O., Bolman, B., Caetano, M., N.Davaasuren. , Fabi, G. , Ferreira, J.G. , Gault, J. , Gramolini, R. , Grati, F. , Hamon, K.G. , Jak, R.G. , Kopke, K. , Laurans, M. , Mäkinen, T. , O’Donnell, V. , O’Hagan, A.M. , O’Mahony, C. , Oostenbrugge, H. van , Ramos, J. , Saurel, C. , Sell, A.L. , Silvo, K. , Sinschek, K. , Soma, K. , Stenberg, C. , Taylor, N. , Vale, C. , Vasquez, F. , Verner-Jeffreys, D.W. (2013) Ireland : Coexist project - Interaction in coastal waters, 2013 - ISBN 9780992660208 - 76 p.
    • Technology Transfer: A vegetation growth simulation model for pastoral regions, the GOBI and Mali Experience, 2009, Jay   Angerer and N.Davaasuren, Publication of Global Livestock CRSP, USAID, GL-CRSP, Washington, USA.
    • Implementation of a Livestock Early Warning System in Mongolia:  The Gobi Forage Example, 2009, Urgamal Magsar, Bolor-Erdene Lhamsuren, N.Davaasuren, and Jay Angerer, Publication of Global Livestock CRSP, USAID, GL-CRSP, Washington, USA.
    • Using SAR data for forest cover change study, 2003, N.Davaasuren, Informatics Institute publications, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
    • Integrated approach for forest changes analysis in Central Mongolia, 2002, D.Amarsaikhan, M.Ganzorig, G.Batbayar, N.Davaasuren, Sh.Tumentsetseg, G.Bulgan. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics.

     

    Selected Presentations (refereed):

    • “Classification of Mussel Beds in Dutch Wadden Sea using high resolution WorldView-2 satellite data”, 2012, N.Davaasuren, Stapel, J., Dankers, N.M.J.A. Conference of European Space Imaging, Munich, Germany
    • “Environmental Impact Assessments in the Arctic”, 2012, N.Davaasuren; Heuvel-Greve, M.J., van den; Bolman, B.C. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Conference, Bergen, Norway.
    • “Early warning Livestock system in Mongolia. Real time satellite data & PHYGROW forage simulation modeling”, 2010, N.Davaasuren, Jay Angerer, L.Bolor-Erdene, M.Urgamal. European Space Agency conference, Living Planet symposium, Bergen, Norway.
    • “Climate Change, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) (Norwegian and Russian ocean-going cargo ships) and modeling of atmospheric pollution in Barents sea region”, 2009, N.Davaasuren, A. Amstel, T.Bertnsen, T.Tore, T.Murk. Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA) conference, GEIA-ACCENT Open Conference, Oslo, Norway.
    • “Development of Near Infrared Spectroscopy Techniques for Predicting Nutritional Status of Livestock in Mongolia”, 2009, U.Gombosuren, Stephen Prince, Doug Tolleson, N.Davaasuren. Global Livestock CRSP conference, Kenya.
    • “Implementation of a Livestock Early Warning System in Mongolia: The Gobi Forage Example”, 2008, U.Magsar, B.Lhamsuren, N.Davaasuren, Jay Angerer, Implementation of a Livestock Early Warning System in Mongolia: The Gobi Forage Example, International Grassland/Rangeland Congress, Multifunctional Grassland in a changing world, China.
    • “Land cover mapping in Mongolia and contribution of harmonized land cover maps for national mapping agencies”, 2004, N. Davaasuren and N. Zagdaa. Meeting on harmonization of global and regional land cover products. FAO, Rome, Italy.
    • “Forest cover mapping in Mongolia”, 2002, N. Davaasuren. International Workshop on Asian Forest Cover Assessment & Conservation Issues, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, European Commission. Joint Research Centre, Dehradun, India.

     

    Link to IMARES reports (refereed):

    • Monitoring cetacean occurrence in coastal waters of the Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius & Bonaire) using port sampling, Meike Scheidat, Erik Boman, N.Davaasuren, Steve Geelhoed, Martin de Graaf, 2014. Report IMARES number C038/15.
    • A first approach to deal with cumulative effects on birds and bats of offshore wind farms and other human activities in the southern North Sea. Leopold, M.F.; Boonman, M.; Collier, M.P.; N.Davaasuren.; Jongbloed, R.H.; Lagerveld, S.; Wal, J.T. van der; Scholl, M.M.    Den Burg : IMARES, 2014 (Report / IMARES C166/14) - 188 p. 2014.
    • Development of automated tools for detailed monitoring of mussel and oyster beds using satellite data: spatial, temporal and vertical development, N.Davaasuren, Stapel, J., Dankers, N.M.J.A., Jansen, J.M. (2013) Den Helder: IMARES, 2013 (Report / IMARES C146/13) - 42p.
    • Maps of Europe showing coastal areas (marine ecosystems) with specific characteristics based on physical characteristics and suitability for different activities, N.Davaasuren. , Brunel, T.P.A. , Bolman, B.C. , Jak, R.G. (2013) Den Helder : IMARES, 2013 (Report / IMARES C125/12) - 46 p.
    • Overview of satellite data for long-term monitoring in the Wadden Sea, WaLTER, N.Davaasuren, Stapel, J. , Dankers, N.M.J.A. (2013) Den Helder IMARES, 2013 (Report / IMARES C138/13)-52 p.
    • Use of satellite data for the monitoring of species on Saba and St. Eustatius, Smith, S.R. , Muecher, C.A. , Debrot, A.O. , Roupioz, L.F.S. , Meesters, H.W.G. , Hazeu, G.W. , N.Davaasuren. (2013) Den Helder : IMARES, 2013 (Report / IMARES C124/13) - 87 p.
    • KBWOT 2012: the use of an acoustic technique in mapping beds of razor clams (Ensis sp.), Troost, K., Asch, M. van, Baeye, M., Brummelhuis, E.B.M., N.Davaasuren, Ende, D. van den, Lancker, V. van (2013) Yerseke: Centrum voor Visserijonderzoek, 2013 (Report / CVO 13.001).
    • The use of Remote sensing as a monitoring tool for coastal defence issues in the Wadden Sea, N.Davaasuren, Stapel, J. , Smit, C.J. , Dankers, N.M.J.A. (2012) Den Helder : IMARES, 2012 (Report / IMARES C057/12) - 45 p.
    • Preliminary inventory of key terrestrial nature values of Bonaire, Smith, S.R., N.Davaasuren, Debrot, A.O., Simal, F., De Freitas, J.A. (2012) Den Helder: IMARES, 2012 (Report C003/12) - 88 p.
    • Extent and health of mangroves in Lac Bay Bonaire using satellite data,     N.Davaasuren. , Meesters, H.W.G. (2012) Den Helder : IMARES, 2012 (Report / IMARES C190/11) - 64 p.
    • J. Jansen, K.Kersting, P. de Vries, N. Davaasuren, A. Sneekers, A. Smaal (2013). Effecten van mosselvisserij op de bodemstructuur, een analyse van Sidescan sonar opnames. IMARES report, 2013.
    • Overview of satellite data for long-term monitoring in the Wadden Sea, WaLTER. N.Davaasuren, Johan Stapel, Norbert Dankers, WalTER website 2013.  http://www.walterwaddenmonitor.org/publicaties/#reports

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