POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
The vacant position will be part of the Air-Cryosphere-Sea Interaction Group within the Arctic Geophysics (AGF) Department at UNIS. The contribution of the AGF Department to the Nansen Legacy project requires personnel that are able to deploy and recover moored instruments in collaboration with the technical staff in the project, contribute to the design of a comprehensive Arctic Ocean monitoring system, analyse, and ultimately, publish scientific results from such systems in the scientific literature. The AGF department’s main deliverable to the Nansen Legacy project is to provide data sets from year-long moored instruments and process cruises around Svalbard, and write peer-review publication on processes contributing to the ocean heat budget of the region northeast and east of Svalbard. This work and deliverables will be conducted in close collaboration with research groups from the University of Bergen (UiB), the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR).
Deadline: 6th January 2020
PHD CANDIDATE IN ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS: MULTI-SENSOR FUSION AND PAYLOAD SYSTEMS FOR UAVS
We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate at Department of Engineering Cybernetics, on the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for oceanographic and arctic research, within the research project called the Nansen Legacy (Arven etter Nansen) https://arvenetternansen.com. It is a novel and holistic Arctic research project that provides the integrated scientific knowledge base required for the sustainable management through the 21st century of the environment and marine resources of the Barents Sea and adjacent Arctic Basin. The PhD research topic is related to technical aspects of operating UAVs from ships in the Arctic such as navigation robustness, takeoff and landing from ships, payload sensor systems such as thermal and hyperspectral imaging, and coordination with other data platforms such as satellites, unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).
Deadline: 15th January 2020