Opportunities

UCLA Graduate Summer Internship Opportunity “Mapping and Monitoring Wetlands in Colombia"

Expertise needed: 

Python programming, GIS, remote sensing.  

Preferred undergraduate degrees in Geography, Physics, Engineering (electrical, environment or computer science),  or equivalent

Requirement:

Current enrolled UCLA Graduate Student

Project Background: 

The student will write and use Python software to process time-series of remote sensing images.  The processing will include land cover classification and detection of land cover and land use changes.  First, the summer student will compile time-series of radar and optical remote sensing data over Colombia, effectively building data cubes.  She/he will then process this data cube to generate land cover maps, differentiating water, mangrove, marshes, and other wetlands, and tropical forests. Then, she/he will use the data cube, which includes a time-series of images, to detect land cover and land use changes through the years.  For example, she/he will improve software to detect mangrove forests conversion to rice or palm oil culture.   The final product will be an improved software with maps of mangroves and other wetlands in Colombia. 

Time:

2 months (can arrange to spread over several months)

Advisor:

Marc Simard

Principal Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Project Scientist, JIFRRESSE, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering

Contact:

Marc.simard@jpl.nasa.gov

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Associate Project Scientist (JPF05570)

The position will develop and produce eddy-permitting global ocean and sea-ice state estimate under the ECCO (Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean) framework to support ECCO project and broad ocean science community. The position requires the applicant an expertise in the field of ocean numerical modeling/simulation and ocean state estimation.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related fields. 

Salary: without salary

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05570


For more information, contact: Carmen Chiuco, Personnel Coordinator, UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE), cchiuco@jifresse.ucla.edu


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimA􀀂rmAct) Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.  
UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
(http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/APP/Number/810)