[ECOLOG-L] Earth Lab is hiring a Data Analytics Specialist (University of Colorado-Boulder)

***Earth Lab is hiring a Data Analytics Specialist***

Accelerating scientific discovery with a view from Space

Earth Lab is a new initiative launched in September 2015 by the University of Colorado-Boulder as part of the campus-wide Grand Challenge effort
called “Our Space. Our Future.”  

Earth Lab’s mission is to harness the wave of Earth observations from space and integrate them to answer outstanding questions about the pace and pattern of environmental change, from our backyards to our world.  http://ift.tt/1IAX54W

At the core of Earth Lab is the
Analytics Hub, a state-of-the-art computing facility that leverages CU-Boulder’s cyberinfrastructure and houses analytics specialists who assist researchers and students along the discovery pathway—from data integration and management to analysis and
visualization. Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub will ultimately lower the barriers to engagement with ‘big Earth data’ so that students, researchers, and partners can quickly generate new insights.

Earth Lab’s initial portfolio of Science Projects builds on existing research strengths at CU-Boulder to better:

●Understand how fire is changing in the western U.S. over the past two decades. (Project Fire)

●Improve risk management and decision-making in land use and hazards mitigation. (Project Risk)

●Determine the sensitivity of permafrost to a warming Arctic. (Project Permafrost)

●Identify how rapid and slow landscape evolution impacts our lives. (Project Erosion)

●Determine what is driving Colorado forest dieback. (Project Forest)

●Examine how data at varying resolutions represents Earth System phenomena. (Project Data Harmonization)

●Understand the fundamental processes driving extreme events and threshold behavior across several systems in Earth Lab’s initial Science Projects, including fire, drought, flooding, erosion, and permafrost contexts. (Project Extremes)

Education Initiative

Earth Lab will also help to train the next generation of Earth scientists who are among the leaders in data analytics. The educational mission accelerates from short courses and certificates to a professional master’s degree in Earth
Analytics. Earth Lab will provide a rich environment for student and professional development through innovative, interdisciplinary course and curriculum design. 

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