[Met-jobs] Météo-France - Center for satellite meteorology - We're hiring an engineer (Msc or equivalent) from February 2019 to June 2021 - Copernicus Climate Change Service
We are hiring an engineer (Msc or equivalent) from February 2019 to June 2021 to participate to the C3S_512 (Quality Assurance for the Climate Data Store). She/he is familiar with the following topics : remote sensing, data processing and formats (NetCDF, HDF, GRIB, BUFR, GEOTIFF...), office automation software, french and english languages.
Candidates should send the following documents by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org :
- motivation letter
- names and contact details of referees, if possible.
More information in the attached file.
Job location : Centre de météorologie Spatiale - Avenue de Lorraine - Lannion - France
C3S is one of six thematic information services provided by the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme of the European Union. Copernicus is an operational programme building on existing research infrastructures and knowledge available in Europe and elsewhere. C3S relies on climate research carried out within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and responds to user requirements defined by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). C3S provides an important resource to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).
C3S_512 Quality Assurance for the Climate Data Store
The Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) function of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has a critical role to ensure that the service meets the needs of a range of users for high-quality data and information, and in proposing the necessary evolution of the service itself, while shaping the research agenda to attend the most important challenges detected.The ITT that this offer addresses asks for the development and implementation of an EQC framework for climate projections, seasonal forecasts, reanalysis and observations (both in-situ and satellite), and the facilities available in the CDS to manipulate them, identifying the gaps that must be filled by the EQC to respond to identified user expectations. The offer described in this proposal aims at developing a solution for the EQC function to respond to the needs identified in previous contracts using a continuous user-engagement process. This offer will address the challenges posed by providing:
- an overarching EQC service for the whole CDS
- an independent quality assessment for a number products (seasonal forecasts, climate projections and in-situ observations)
The evaluation and quality assessment will put at work the best expertise available on the evaluation of the multi-faceted aspects of data and product quality based on the most complete set of standards accepted by the communities involved. Surveys and other user engagement techniques will be used and analysed to provide a detailed mapping of the users and their needs, identifying those that should be addressed with priority. The outcome will be employed to perform a gap analysis of the current capabilities of the CDS and formulate recommendations that support the evolution of the service. This offer involves eight institutions: the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC), Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Ilmatieteen Laitos (FMI), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI), Predictia Intelligent Data Solutions S.L. (Predictia), Consiglio nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) and Météo-France. The contract is led by the BSC.
Under the responsability of the head of the satellite applications, imagery and innovation department at the Center for Satellite Meteorology, the role of the applicant is :
- to validate the QATs (Quality Assessment Templates) for the satellite data. The QATs will be a comprehensive report covering the most relevant quality aspects of the data products. They will ensure clarity of the generation method, the uncertainty characterisation and the validation campaigns, amongst many others, for all users of the data.
- to validate the product maturity and the fitness for purpose (F4P)
- to fille the QARs (Quality Assurance Reports). A QAR gathering the information collected in the previous two stages is produced for each dataset product and made available on the CDS along with the dataset. When the dataset changes due to either the correction of an identified error or the existence of an updated version, the process is repeated and a new QAR is produced.
- to participate in some department activities
The job will take place at the Center for Satellite Meteorology (Centre de météorologie spatiale: CMS). The CMS is established at Lannion in the Côtes-d'Armor area. Created in 1963 at the dawn of satellite meteorology, it was initially an experimental and development unit. Although research and development are still a major part of its activity, the CMS is now an operational centre.
- Its main missions:
Acquire, process, archive satellite data and disseminate products in real time in compliance with operational user requirements.
- Design and develop satellite processing algorithms and software. The CMS prepares the applications that enable Météo-France to benefit from current and future space observation instruments.
- Implement the production systems, hardware and software that are necessary for its operation and ensure the operational availability of these systems.
- The CMS applies its expertise to its areas of excellence. It provides training, assistance and supplies imagery products extracted from the archive for scientific, institutional or commercial purposes.
Sylvain Le Moal
Chef de la division “Valorisation des Données Satellitaires”
Direction des Opérations pour la Prévision
Centre de Météorologie Spatiale
Avenue de Lorraine – B.P. 50747 – 22307 LANNION Cedex - France
tel : +33 2 96 05 67 14
mobile: +33 7 63 90 64 21
e-mail : email@example.com
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