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     Date Submitted:28-12-2017
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     Current job:Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote sensing, Geospatial analyst, Satellite imagery
    CV

    Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist - Mining Engineer, graduated and experienced on structural knowledge of satellite image analysis and producing maps.

     

    EXPERIENCE

    SDT Space and Defence Technologies, Ankara — Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist

    JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT

    Project: Göktürk-1 Observation Satellite Integration / Ground Segment
    Responsibilities:

    -Low Level and High Level image processing

    -Image equalization & interpolation

    -Geo-correction of images

    -Atmospheric correction

    -DEM generation from stereo-images

    -Orthorectification

    -Mosaicking

    -Classification

    -Image processing flow organization

    -Image processing algorithm tests and performance controls

    -Image quality assessment

    -Generating and validating xml metadata for image datasets which are in compliance with standard Gokturk-1 metadata format using in-house xml tools

    -Generating and validating products which are in compliance with standard Gokturk-1 product structure

    -Satellite calibration

    -Support and troubleshooting of potential hardware/software issues

    -Performing technical training to the customer

    -Preparing test procedures

    -Performing tests during integration and validation sessions

     

    Middle East Technical University, Ankara — Researcher

    SEPTEMBER 2013 - OCTOBER 2015

    Project: "Developing Indicator Based Sustainability Assessment Methodology for the Integrated Open Cast Lignite Mining and Electricity Generation Plans in Afsin-Elbistan Basin"

    Thesis: "Land use land cover change analysis of Afsin-Elbistan Coal Basin with two different classification methods"

    Summary:

    -Study area covers approximately 3550 km2

    -Landsat TM, ETM+ and OLI images of 9 consecutive years are used and analyzed

    -Six LULC classes are analyzed

    -SVM algorithm is used

    -Post-classification change detection method is applied

    Responsibilities:

    -Surveying the study area and collecting GCPs

    -Collecting the elevation and thematic maps,satellite imagery, statistical information about agricultural lands, water basins, mining area, population and workforce.

    -Digitizing the elevation and thematic maps

    -Creating models for application of the classification and change detection algorithms to the images

    -Preparing diagrams and technical documentations about the impact of the mining area on the nearby locations by combining the information taken from thematic maps and statistics.

    EDUCATION

    Middle East Technical University, Ankara — PhD

    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT.

    Remote Sensing & GIS Applications for Mining Engineering

    Middle East Technical University, Ankara — MSc

    SEPTEMBER 2013 - SEPTEMBER 2015

    Remote Sensing & GIS Applications for Mining Engineering

    Thesis: "Land use land cover change analysis of Afsin-Elbistan Coal Basin with two different classification methods"

    Middle East Technical University, Ankara — BSc

    SEPTEMBER 2007 - JANUARY 2013

    Mining Engineering

    PROJECTS

    GÖKTÜRK-1 Ground Segment User Service Subsystem (GGS&MGS) Project - Link

    JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT

    Customer: SSM (Undersecretariat for Defense Industries) / TURKEY

    End User TurAF (Turkish Air Force)

    Main Contractor: Telespazio / ITALY

    Subcontractor (Ground Segment): ASELSAN / TURKEY

    SDT Responsibilities: User Service Subsystem (GGS & MGS) Software & Hardware (For GOKTURK -1 & GOKTURK-2 Satellites)

    Developing Indicator Based Sustainability Assessment Methodology for the Integrated Open Cast Lignite Mining and Electricity Generation Plans in Afsin-Elbistan Basin  - TUBITAK Project

    SEPTEMBER 2013 - SEPTEMBER 2015

    The project involves analysis and comparison of sustainability of the current and developed mining plans in Afşin-Elbistan Basin. The analysis aims to integrate the sustainability criteria into the strategic-level decision-making through;

    defining the local sustainability principles via public-participation;

    using sustainability indicators based on the principles;

    developing implementation methodology to evaluation and comparison of sustainability levels of the current and proposed mining plan alternatives systematically

    Reclamation and Closure Project of an abandoned Coal Mine - Term Project  

    SEPTEMBER 2011 - JANUARY 2012

    The project involved a technical visit to the abandoned site, data about the abandoned area is collected to begin the project

    Four persons worked for the project.

    For design, Quantum GIS and TNTMips were used.

    SKILLS

    Personal:

    Adaptable

    Self-motivated

    Creative

    Quick learner

    Responsible

    Detail oriented

    Researcher

    Analytical

    Outgoing

    Result oriented

     

    Programs:

    ArcGIS

    QGIS

    MapInfo

    Global Mapper

    ERDAS Imagine

    ENVI

    PCI Geomatica

    TNTMips

    Adobe Photoshop

    Matlab

    MySQL

     

    LANGUAGES

    Turkish (Native Proficiency)

    English (Full professional proficiency)

     


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