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NASA’s next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over. SpaceNews.com
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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:19:54 +0000
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As Lockheed Martin prepares to complete assembly of the Orion spacecraft flying on the first SLS mission, the company says it’s making progress in lowering the costs of the future spacecraft, including through reuse. SpaceNews.com
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Air Force and NRO leaders emphasized their close ties at the 34th Space Symposium here and offered proof the relationship is helping them share capabilities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:22:38 +0000
David Hartshorn, one of the satellite industry’s most vocal advocates and a prominent defender of its spectrum rights, is resigning from the Global VSAT Forum. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:46:47 +0000
Blue Origin's CEO says he expects the company’s BE-4 engine to complete qualification testing by the end of the year as the company ramps up work on its New Glenn orbital rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:42:00 +0000
The number of space-related technology patent applications filed in China over the five-year period grew by 13.3 percent. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:23:51 +0000
WASHINGTON — French fleet operator Eutelsat finished a lengthy 302 million euro ($372.9 million) sale of its stake in Spanish fleet operator Hispasat after gaining long-awaited approval from Spain’s government. The divestiture was first announced last May and expected to close that year, but required approval from Spain’s Council of Ministers, which didn’t occur until […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:55:51 +0000
The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency’s six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:07 +0000
Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor for future weather satellite. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:21:02 +0000
Arianespace on April 19 announced a agreement Japan’s Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation BSAT and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to launch the BSAT-4b satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:55:25 +0000
DARPA announced a prize competition April 18 to demonstrate the ability to rapidly launch small satellites, a competition whose regulatory challenges may tower over its technical ones. SpaceNews.com
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Public-private partnerships have been used fairly extensively and effectively for funding space activities, and they are attracting even more attention as sources of public financing grow scarce. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:41:27 +0000
Russia’s Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation’s ministry of defense. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:34:45 +0000
If a new commercial space station is “paid for by Taco Bell, it will be the Taco Bell Space Station,” said Benjamin Reed, deputy director for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:02:33 +0000
The host satellite, built by Danish cubesat specialist GomSpace, is a so-called 6U cubesat measuring 20x30x10 centimeters. 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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