Air pollution geovisualization: PhD / post doc position at U of Helsinki


Post doc or PhD student position on geovisualisation of air quality in MegaSense programme.

UAI Hope project funded by European Commission is hiring a post doc or PhD student depending on the applicants for 3 years to Department of Geosciences and Geography of the University of Helsinki.

The research topic is real-time spatiotemporal modeling and geovisualisation of air quality in Helsinki, green path modeling in city area and research on causes and consequences of air quality. The air quality data is provided by the cooperation partners of the projects. The research of these positions is linked to another PhD thesis project on using imaging data for air quality assessment and development of augmented reality of air quality. The applicant should be experienced in geoinformatics, and programming with R, Python or both.

Cooperation partners within University of Helsinki are Department of Computer Sciences and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR). The others are City of Helsinki, Forum Virium Helsinki, Vaisala Oyj, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority and Useless Company Oy. More about Hope: https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/helsinki

The work is part of MegaSense research programme of University of Helsinki, which in addition to air quality research in Helsinki, has activities in China and prospects in other European, Arabic and African cities, for example in Nairobi. https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/sensing-and-analytics-of-air-quality/about-megasense

Person should also take part in project meetings and may need to travel abroad. The work would start in January/February, 2019.

Please express your interest by January 18 to Prof. Petri Pellikka, petri.pellikka@helsinki.fi, by sending your cv and reasoning your interest, and expressing your talents.

More information: Petri Pellikka, Earth Change Observation Laboratory, Department of Geosciences and Geography / Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research / Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science. petri.pellikka@helsinki.fi, 358-50-4154701.

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/earth-change-observation-laboratory

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research

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Petri Pellikka, PhD

Professor of Geoinformatics

Earth Change Observation Laboratory, Department of Geosciences and Geography

Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research

University of Helsinki

Twitter: @PetriPellikka

www.helsinki.fi/echolab

Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science

https://www.helsinki.fi/helsus

Director, Taita Research Station of the University of Helsinki in Kenya

www.helsinki.fi/taita-research-station

POB 64, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

tel: +358504154701, e-mail: petri.pellikka@helsinki.f