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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:25:25 +0000
Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab said Dec. 16 it will delay its next Electron launch attempt until early 2018. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:51:14 +0000
NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:03:48 +0000
German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be one of the last Ariane 5 missions before Ariane 6 is expected to take over. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:38:44 +0000
A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:33:25 +0000
Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:48:52 +0000
AIA CEO Melcher: “I’m very concerned about how our nation has come to accept several anchors that are dragging our industry down" SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:28-03-2017
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     Current job:Remote sensing specialist
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywordsscientific programming, image processing, SAR/Optical, remote sensing applications,
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    I am highly motivated and adaptable specialist in the field of remote sensing and GIS with experience in SAR/optical data processing and image processing tool development. In the course of my studies at various international institutions, I have acquired not only solid theoretical knowledge but also strong problem solving and teamwork skills. Which I have expanded further during yearlong traineeship at European Space Agency - ESRIN and consequently as remote sensing researcher at C‑CORE.

    RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

    C-CORE - CENTRE FOR COLD OCEAN RESOURCES ENGINEERING (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada) / JUL 2016 – present

    Remote sensing researcher/ developer: Development of algorithm for automatic glacier calving front tracking using Sentinel-1 data, development of python tools for the ESA Polar Thematic Platform (P-TEP) project (Python, ESA Snap, Docker, cloud processing, SAR data processing)

    EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY – ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) / JUL 2015 – JUN 2016

    Young Graduate Trainee (Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department): Development of algorithm for iceberg detection using Sentinel-1 data and participation in ESA Polar Thematic Platform project (Python, ESA Snap, SAR data processing)

    T-MAPY s.r.o (Praha, Czech Republic) / OCT 2014 – JUN 2015

    GIS operator and ArcGIS tool development: Technical map update, development of tools for faster update processing (ESRI ArcGIS, Python)


    EDUCATION

    MASTER DEGREE            / SEP 2012 - JUNE 2014

    Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc programme in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)

    University of Southampton (United Kingdom): research year (Sep 2013 – June 2014):

         Research project – Developing a method for automatic extraction of Arctic lake ice phenology        from MODIS surface reflectance data

         Skills -  scientific programming in MATLAB and R, big dataset management and processing,        research planning and management

    University of Twente, ITC – Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (The Netherlands):  foundation year (Sep 2012 – July 2014) modules included: 

         - Geo-information for NRM, Mapping of Natural Resources, Monitoring of Natural Resources,          Spatio‐Temporal Modelling, Analytics and Visualization

    BACHELOR DEGREE         / SEP 2008 – SEP 2011

    Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic): Geography and Cartography

          Research project – The use of high temporal resolution satellite data for monitoring of ocean         water quality

    SECONDARY EDUCATION   /SEP 2003 – JUN 2008

    Gymnazium Milevsko (Czech Republic): 3rd year spent at Middleton Regional High School, Nova Scotia, Canada

    OTHER COURSES AND TRAINING

    European Space Agency (ESA), ESRIN: Earth Observation Summer School 2014, Frascati, Italy

    Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic): Courses within the Geo-informatics and Cartography master programme (Sep 2011 – June 2012) courses included:

    - Interpolation of Spatial Data, MATLAB for Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Extraction of Information from Radar Data, Hyperspectral Data Processing, Mathematical Cartography


    PUBLICATIONS

    ŠMEJKALOVÁ, T., EDWARDS M. E., AND DASH, J. 2016. “Arctic Lakes Show Strong Decadal Trend in Earlier Spring Ice-Out.” Scientific Reports 6 (December): 38449

    ŠMEJKALOVÁ, T.,  BUUS-HİNKLER, J., FLEMİNG, A., GRABAK, O., POWER, D., AND RASMUSSEN, T. S. 2016. “Iceberg Detection Capabilities in Sentinel-1 Imagery in the Baffin Bay.” Living Planet Symposium, Proceedings of the conference held 9-13 May 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, 740:345


    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

    SAR data processing, optical imagery processing, large dataset manipulation

    Python, ESA SNAP, R, MATLAB, ArcGIS, ERDAS

    Languages: Czech(Native), English (Full profociency)


    PERSONAL SKILLS

    COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK

    I developed strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills during my work at ESA and C-CORE where communication with various parties interested in a project is a crucial part of my work as well as good presentation and written communication skills developed when participating in workshops and conferences.

    ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM SOLVING

    During my thesis research and consequent work experience, I successfully faced issues new to me such as large dataset management (its assembly, gaps filling and further arrangement), handling new data sources and successfully developing a new processing methodologies

    ADAPTABILITY

    Successful study and work in UK, Netherlands, Canada and Italy demonstrate my ability to adapt and thrive in new and different environments.


    INTERESTS

    Traveling, Hiking, Skiing, Cycling, Via Ferrata


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