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     Date Submitted:27-06-2017
     Last Modified:25-07-2017 (03:02)
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     Current job:GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsPERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES: <> Research and Writing skills: Spatial and Statistical Data Analysis, Earth Observation, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, Natural Resources Ma

    Environmental Scientist: Master in GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Remote Sensing and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management

    Date of birth: 02/11/1987
    Nationality: Spanish
    Place of residence: Bonn, Germany
    Driving license: type B


    <> GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst Intern:
    November 2016 - Present: United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Germany
    Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services Section (EVES), working in DELTAS (Amazon: Brazil, Ganges-Brahmaputra: India and Bangladesh, Mekong: Vietnam) and GlaSCA (Kyrgyzstan) projects:
    - Contributing to the development, application and validation of indicator-based spatial multi-hazard vulnerability indices, in order to assess the vulnerability and resilience (risk assessments) of social-ecological systems (SES) and its support in ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco - DRR) and climate change adaptation
    - Mapping and improving the results of ecological, social and SES indicators (susceptibility, exposure, coping capacity, vulnerability and risk toward hazards), by introducing a remote-sensing geoprocessing methodology that allows to include the monthly and yearly average variability of drought occurrence (drought mask through Vegetation Health Index: VHI) within the modelling frameworks
    - Modelling change of large earth observation spatio-temporal data to assess spatial and time series variations (period from 1982 to 2016), for monitoring temporal trends and spatial patterns of hazards occurrence, and fieldwork data validation
    - Conducting multi-scale spatial and statistical analysis of environmental and socioeconomic data, and Participatory GIS mapping
    - Supporting data acquisition, cleansing, pre-processing and integration, by means of building geoprocessing models for data processing automation, layers and database creation and management
    - Assessing Web-GIS state of the art, determining and implementing the most suitable Web GIS portal solution
    - Conducting literature review and writing a report of socio-ecological indicators relevancy as a quality assurance (QA/QC) approach

    <> GIS Teaching Assistant:
    April 2016: Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
    - Assisted Dr. José Antonio Rodríguez Esteban in teaching a course of UNICA Erasmus Mundus Euromaster in Urban Studies (4 Cities)

    <> Research & Development (R&D) Manager:
    December 2015 - October 2016: University of Alcalá, Spain
    - Counselled researchers for European (Horizon 2020) and International R&D&I projects proposal preparation, economic and administrative project management, contract negotiation, budget preparation and justification, monitoring and project dissemination

    <> GEM MSc Researcher:
    September 2014 - July 2015: University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    - Worked independently during the last year of the master course in an individual research project, developing: advanced spatial and statistical analysis, time series calculation, quantitative and qualitative analysis, methodological, writing and research skills
    - Applied for the first time a novel methodology of groundwater contamination risk within a GIS environment, overcoming data and technical limitations through creating and programming a new geoprocessing methodology

    <> GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst:
    September - December 2014: University of Sydney, Australia    
    - Monitored, analysed, and mapped climate change adaptation, mitigation and floods impact on the socioeconomic livelihoods in the Ba river catchment, Fiji, through remote sensing techniques, time series calculation, land use and land cover change
    - Carried out fieldwork and survey data collection of whales migration, analysis of whale pod distribution patterns and GIS mapping
    - Conducted literature review and reported on the state of knowledge and role of Water-Energy-Food-Nexus: water and food security

    <> Database Administrator (DBA), GIS Assistant and Data Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Analyst:
    September 2011 - July 2013: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Royal Museum for Central Africa and National Botanic Garden of Belgium
    - Created, developed and maintained Congo River 2010 Expedition database from highly heterogeneous data through data collection, analysis, harmonisation, standardisation and enrichment of 24 fieldwork datasets from 50 scientists and more than 100 metadata ?les
    - Collaborated with GBIF and Belgian Biodiversity Platform members to import and georeference the harmonised database, and to establish Congo Biodiversity Initiative (CBI) data portal and its data visualisation tool through Web GIS and OpenLayers
    - Acted as an interface of inter-institutional CBI project between the multidisciplinary scientists and IT teams, having regular meetings and coordinating communication: encouraged scientists of the potentialities of improving data completeness in CBI database
    - Analysed and reported impact assessment of CBI project through periodic reports, and increased CBI project visibility
    - Monitored and evaluated Web-GIS CBI data portal progress, suggested data visualization, query and dissemination improvements

    <> GIS Technician:
    September 2010 - July 2011: Ghent University, Belgium
    - Carried out location suitability analysis for renewable energies through spatial data acquisition, integration, analysis, and mapping
    - Produced GIS and high-resolution Remote Sensing mapping/cartographic products for educative publications
    - Involved in a spatial data management project to prepare a large database for analysis on natural resources management (NRM): interpreted data from several sources, applied data cleansing, editing, database management systems (DBMS) techniques and tools


    <> University of Southampton: Erasmus Mundus Master Double Degree   
    January – July 2015: Southampton, United Kingdom
    o Second year : MSc Course in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)
    - Master's Thesis Research Project: “Groundwater contamination risk assessment through GIS application of ARGOSS and DRASTIC methodologies: a case study in Kenya”

    <> University of Sydney: Erasmus Mundus Master
    September - December 2014: Sydney, Australia
    o Second year : MSc Course in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)

    <> Lund University: Erasmus Mundus Master Double Degree
    September 2013 – July 2014: Lund, Sweden
    o First year : MSc Course in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)
    - GIS, Environmental Spatial Analysis, Cartography and Mapping, Geoprocessing, Spatial Database Management, Interpolations (Kriging, IDW, Natural neighbour), Spatial Statistics and Geostatistics, Fuzzy Logic, Map Algebra; Remote Sensing, Earth Observation and Digital Methods: multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, change detection; Ecosystem Modelling: Dynamic Vegetation Models, NPP: Net Primary Productivity, NDVI, Species abundance, Time Series: graphs, plots, regressions, variance, covariance, correlation; Natural Resources Management (NRM); GIS and Remote Sensing in Distributed Environmental Modelling: Hydro-ecological and Hydrological models; Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); Research and Writing skills; Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

    <> Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences: Erasmus Traineeship grant
    September 2011 - April 2012: Brussels, Belgium

    <> Ghent University: Erasmus Studies scholarship
    September 2010 – July 2011: Ghent, Belgium
    - GIS, Environmental Engineering, Groundwater Resources Management, Economics and Management of Natural Resources

    <> Autonomous University of Madrid: Environmental Sciences Degree (Bachelor and Master) (*)
    September 2005 – July 2010: Madrid, Spain
    - Interdisciplinary courses: GIS and Remote Sensing, Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Natural Resources Management (NRM), Vegetal and Animal Physiology, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, Climatology and Meteorology, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Bioindicators, Environmental Law, Economy, Toxicology and Public Health, Development and Rural Planning, Water Processes and Treatment Technologies, Geology, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Projects Organisation and Management

    (*) European Qualifications Framework (EQF) - Level 7


    - Spanish: C2 - Native
    - English: C2 - Proficient
    - French: B1 - Intermediate

    <> Language diplomas:
    o Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): University of Cambridge, March 2012; License 0034649498
    <> English: Five and a half years studying and working abroad: Belgium, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany
    <> French: Two years in a French working environment: Brussels, Belgium

    (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


    <> Research and Writing skills: Spatial and Statistical Data Analysis, Earth Observation, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, Natural Resources Management (NRM), Renewable Energies, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Land Use and Land Cover Change (LULCC), Time Series, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

    <> Proficient GIS and Remote Sensing skills:
    o Programs: ArcGIS (Desktop 10.x, Pro, Online, Server), Quantum GIS - QGIS, IDRISI, GRASS GIS, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, Google Earth  
    o Geoprocessing, Image analysis, processing and interpretation, Interpolations, Spatial Statistics and Geostatistics, Fuzzy Logic, Map Algebra, Model Builder, Georeferencing, Digitising, Topology, Photogrammetry, Data: creation, editing and format conversion
    o Professional Cartographic / Map design
    o Database Management: RDBMS, MySQL, PostgreSQL and PostGIS; Big Data, Data Mining, Metadata
    o Data Sampling and Collection: GPS surveying, LiDAR, RADAR, ODK (Open Data Kit)

    <> Computer skills:
    o Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Visio
    o Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, SPSS
    o Programming: SQL, Python, R
    o Typewriting: 350 bpm

    <> Social and organisational skills:
    o Intercultural skills and ability to adapt to different contexts: international experience
    o Team work capacity
    o Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
    o Fast learner: enthusiasm toward challenges, pushing technical limits and initiative in finding new solutions
    o Planning, methodical and organisational capacity
    o Communication skills
    o Capacity to work under pressure
    o Flexibility, creativity and improvisation skills


    <> 2013: First position GIS poster “Kenya’s Engine: Turkana county road network extension and maintenance cost”, exhibited at Lund’s City Hall, Sweden
    <> 2010: Participation in the course “Water and Environmental Sanitation in Emergency and Development Projects”, organised by University of Alcalá (40 hours)
    <> 2010: Assistance to “VII Course of International Cooperation Introduction: Creating Alternatives”, organised by NGo CAPS, IFMSA Complutense and KATHARSIS; Complutense University of Madrid (20 hours)
    <> 2010: Course “Climate Change, Territorial Development and Water Management” of Autonomous University of Madrid (20 hours)
    <> 2009: Course “Technician in Restoration of Natural Degraded Areas“ of ANALITER S.L. (100 hours)
    <> 2009: Course “GIS Introduction to gvSIG“ of ANALITER S.L. (100 hours)
    <> 2009: Participation in “Latin American Encounter about Biofuels and Sustainability“, organised by CIEMAT (10 hours)


    Dr. Michael Hagenlocher
    Associate Academic Officer - EVES and VARMAP sections
    United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS): Bonn, Germany
    Contact: hagenlocher(at)

    Erik Verheyen
    Congo Biodiversity Initiative (CBI): Scientific Coordinator
    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences: Brussels, Belgium
    Contact: erik.verheyen(at)

    Hilde Keunen
    Congo Biodiversity Initiative (CBI): General Project Coordinator
    Royal Museum for Central Africa: Tervuren, Belgium
    Contact: hilde.keunen(at)

    Dr. José Antonio Rodríguez Esteban
    Prof. of Geography, GIS and Remote Sensing
    Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
    Contact: josea.rodriguez(at)


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