The following vacancy is currently being advertised at the Australian Antarctic Division:

          Sea-ice Data Analyst - Ongoing, Executive Level 1

Further information is available at;!!KGKeukY!mG0b0fmAx9LLRZw1XI1erHq5PP6k3VmXKgpgn7n-ZScWsFu7T2kxUfcOlZNce6YAiSc$ Closing date: 04 Nov 2021.

Sea-Ice Data Analyst • Map and deliver end-to-end downloads, verification, storage and access of a wide range of environmental data and imagery for broad use in Earth System science. • Independently undertake basic validation and analysis in support of cutting edge climate-research projects, including high-end graphical presentations. • Lead or contribute to relevant research including presentations, publications, WWW portals and reports.

Who we are The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is part of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. As primary agency for Australia’s Antarctic Program (AAP), the AAD is responsible for achieving the Australian Government’s Antarctic goals. These goals are to:

• maintain the Antarctic Treaty System and enhance Australia’s influence within it • protect the Antarctic environment • understand the role of Antarctica in the global climate system • undertake scientific work of practical, economic and national significance.

The AAD also has responsibility for administering the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Territory of Heard and McDonald Islands.

The AAD Science Branch leads, conducts and supports a world class program of scientific research and environmental management, consistent with national priorities through the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan. The branch provides research and advice to support Australia’s Antarctic policy objectives, including participation in the Antarctic Treaty system and other international committees, commissions and intergovernmental panels. It manages and administers the Australian Antarctic Science Program (including project requests, assessment, and reporting) and provides scientific and research advice to support regulatory and management decisions. The branch provides scientific advice for Antarctic capability projects, conducts impact assessments and develops strategies to address environmental legacies and undertakes targeted outreach promoting the value of Australian Antarctic science.

The Antarctic Climate Program investigates a range of Antarctic and Southern Ocean components of the climate system. Its team studies Antarctic atmosphere, sea ice, ice sheets and past climate using ice cores. The Antarctic Climate Program is well integrated within the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership at the University of Tasmania and holds links into the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science, an Australian Research Council funded program.

The Job The key duties of the role include, but are not limited to: • playing a lead role in the acquisition and specialised processing of a range of data streams from:

  • satellite sensors eg synthetic aperture radar (SAR), optical and thermal infrared
  • other relevant sources eg remotely-operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and airborne platforms
  • in situ instrument packages (including buoys) and various ship-borne sensors. • the processing and integration of ancillary spatially-resolved data streams eg from GPS, acoustic positioning systems and inertial navigation systems • developing and applying specialised software, analysis tools and scripts to processing and analysing the various data streams • contributing to the interpretation and production of research outputs relating to the Antarctic sea ice environment by:
  • developing innovative algorithms and using advanced techniques such as machine learning
  • using high-performance computing
  • taking a lead in managing the various data streams and data sets. • playing a lead role in, or contributing to, the writing of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications arising from the work, and also in the presentation of results • engaging and collaborating with sea ice, remote-sensing and other data providers, analysts, users and scientists locally, nationally and internationally, to enhance strategic research partnerships and research outcomes • supporting and actively promoting a culture of safety, compliance and continuous improvement within the Science Branch.