Marine Institute

Hydrographic Data Processor (INFOMAR)

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

Scientific & Technical Officer, Hydrographic Data Processor (INFOMAR)

Summary of the Role:

The individual will build on the capacity existing in the Marine Institute in the area of hydrographic data acquisition, quality control, and processing. The individual will primarily be responsible for integrating hydrographic data acquired during multiple hydrographic surveys, with different platforms and technologies, for production of composite data and chart products. In addition the individual will support seagoing activities, and on-board hydrographic data quality control and data processing. While improving and streamlining data workflows, the outputs will contribute to UKHO navigation charting, ongoing INFOMAR GIS chart production, as well as downstream digital web-mapping and data delivery services. The STO Hydrographic Data Processer will also support relevant seabed mapping and data analytics R&D initiatives undertaken by the team, as well as development of seabed classification and water column products associated with acoustic data analysis. This will augment existing skill sets, underpin operational programme needs, and support future R&D initiatives.

The work focus will be on:

a) Processing and integration of hydrographic data (primarily multibeam, LiDAR & interfometric);

b) Output of integrated hydrographic datasets for development of chart products and integration to GIS data services;

c) Acquisition and quality control of multibeam survey data.

A full job description can be downloaded here.

Duration of Contract: This temporary specified purpose contract of employment will run for a duration of up to the end of 2018 in line with INFOMAR Programme Funding for this post. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six months of this contract.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway in advance of 16:00 on Friday 13th November 2015. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OSIS/STO-Hydrographic Data Processor


Closing Date: 
Friday, 13 November, 2015