Earth Observation Expert in Ocean Colour

Earth Observation Expert in Ocean Colour

Brockmann Consult
Germany, Geesthacht


The purpose of this open position at Brockmann Consult GmbH (BC) is to complement our Ocean Colour team within our Geo-Information Services department. BC is seeking to appoint a senior scientist to strengthen our team working on marine and inland water Earth Observation (EO) applications. The successful candidate will undertake research in different international projects and will develop EO applications which will end up in our EO services.

Brockmann Consult GmbH offers an attractive job in a company which prides itself on its customer satisfaction and attaches great importance to having an enjoyable and positive working environment. The applicant’s openness, imagination, thirst for knowledge and pleasure working at the transition of science to operational services are of high value to us.


The candidates should have
+ an academic degree in Natural/Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics or similar;
+ an excellent knowledge and experience in Ocean Colour EO and the related physical fundamentals;
+ convincing experience in algorithm development and validation;
+ experience in handling processing chains;
+ good programming/scripting skills, with a good knowledge of at least Python;
+ experience with the application and translation of information into products and services;
+ good written and spoken German and English


Brockmann Consult GmbH (BC) is a private company offering services for the management of environmental data in particular from Earth Observation. The company comprises two complementary branches: The Environmental Informatics Department and the Geo-Information Services Department.

Brockmann Consult GmbH was founded in 2002 and has 30 employees in Germany which include software engineers and geo-scientists (geographer, physicists, biologist). Dr. C. Brockmann, who is also its Managing Director, owns the company.

Our customers are national and international organisations, including, for example, the European Space Agency. We offer software solutions, services as well as processed satellite data and products.

The Geo-Information Services Department is focussing on developing products and solutions for our customers and clients. This can be either in form of consultancy, service provision or research related work in projects. The wide range of applications covered by the department includes e.g. the monitoring of national coastal waters, the assessment of biodiversity in inland waters, or the mapping and monitoring of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea area. Staff members are expert scientists who provide their advice to monitoring agencies, other scientists in research organisations, or companies. The department has a proven track-record in supporting customers to meet the requirements of national and international reporting legislation such as EU directives or UN conventions.

The Environmental Informatics Department develops custom-made software solutions for environmental data. The cornerstone of the department’s activities is system development for Earth Observation data processing systems and data analysis software. Important products include the Hadoop-based Calvalus System for massive parallel processing of big data and SNAP, the Sentinel Application Platform, which is the successor of the very successful BEAM Toolbox for optical EO data. The staff members of the department are internationally recognized experts combining professional software engineering with natural sciences expertise. They advise customers on the design and implementation of processing systems and provide turn-key system solutions.


Please send your application to until latest 15 August 2016.

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