We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Copernicus Marine Applications Expert
You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
The marine applications expert will provide support towards the marine/oceanographic user community. In particular, he/she will support the interactions between our Client and the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). In addition, he/she will provide subject matter expertise to the teams responsible for the promotion of satellite data towards the wider user community.
The main tasks of the key person are:
Support to the marine data stream
Prepare and maintain an interaction plan with the Marine user community CMEMS and the wider user community e.g. Group for High Resolution SST (GHRSST), International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST), etc.
First-line support to marine product enquiries
Working with the User Helpdesk team the key person shall provide first line support and respond to user’s questions relating to Client’s marine data and products. The User Helpdesk is available during normal office hours:
Monday – Thursday: 08.30 – 17.15 CET
Friday: 08.30 -1600 CET
Support the evolution of information on the Copernicus marine products
Support to web information (e.g. Product Navigator entries, Case Studies etc.);
Provide expert input to future evolutions of EUMETSAT’s products, data services and user support services towards the marine and oceanographic user communities;
Support documentation preparation (e.g. the preparation and update of product user guides).
Support to CMEMS
Prepare the Agenda and record meeting minutes of the regular coordination meetings between Client and CMEMS and track actions arising from this coordination;
Support the reporting on the Copernicus Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through the monitoring and assessment of user uptake of the Copernicus marine data.
Support to Science
Support the marine product release process (e.g. support the marine product validation process as needed and support the preparation of user release notices).
Support to Training
Assist the user training team as an expert in marine training activities;
Adapt relevant training material into web information for the wider marine user community;
Prepare case studies that show potential applications of the marine data for users.
All tasks and deliverables shall be performed in accordance with relevant EUMETSAT working practices and guidelines, and the key person is asked to support the maintenance of these practices and guidelines.
The work shall be ordered via Work Packages specifying deliverables and outputs.
The tasks of the key person may be carried out partially off-site and at Client facilities in Darmstadt. The balance of work to be performed onsite and offsite will be agreed in the contract and reflected in each Work Package.
In addition to having a university degree, or equivalent, in oceanography or a related discipline, the key person shall meet the following essential criteria:
In depth knowledge and understanding of the relative value of satellite observations and other observations in marine and oceanographic applications;
Good knowledge of marine data products and algorithms at least in one application area;
Experience in working with or supporting an operational and/or research marine user community, and an understanding of the other;
Experience in using satellite products and the related tools available to process/visualise them; an understanding of GIS based approaches and web map services is an advantage;
Excellent communication skills;
A demonstrated willingness and experience of sharing information;
Good English writing skills;
Knowledge of MS Office;
High-level of autonomy in working arrangements and the ability to apply initiative and creativity in the execution of tasks.
Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key person to have experience with:
Understanding the specific aspects and constraints of operational data processing environments;
Experience in working in an international environment or with international partners or customers.
The above will be demonstrated through a minimum of 5 years experience in relevant disciplines.
The key person shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner and must be able to work without supervision.
Fluency in English is mandatory and a working knowledge of French would be an advantage.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 6th January 2017
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