Academic Coordinator III Position
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Program is seeking a Statewide Program Coordinator for both local and statewide program development and delivery. The IGIS Statewide Program seeks to provide innovation, technology, training, and data support for UC ANR’s research and extension mission through the collection, analysis and visualization of geospatial data. We are interested in developing and delivering data-driven tools, research results, and training to support UC ANR Strategic Initiatives: Endemic and invasive pests and diseases, Healthy families and communities, Sustainable food systems, Sustainable natural ecosystems, and Water quality, quantity and security.
The program coordinator will help fulfill the goals of the IGIS Program by facilitating the delivery of research, training, and data support to the UC ANR network. We are looking for a highly specialized academic who will provide vision and leadership on geospatial data resources, analysis and visualization that will serve multiple scientific constituencies at the state and national level. These data resources include: sensor networks, ecological datasets, existing statewide research databases, web-based data frameworks such as APIs, open data collections, and remote sensing collections.
This is a unique academic position within UC ANR that allows for intellectual growth, interaction with multiple scientists and academics, and the development of impactful datadriven solutions to California’s agricultural and natural resource challenges.
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Closing Date: December 31, 2015
Minimum and Required Qualifications:
- A PhD Degree in Ecology, Geography, Agriculture, Statistics, or an appropriate related field with experience in data science, geographic information sciences, remote sensing, or ecological informatics is required.
- Experience synthesizing large ecological or socio-ecological datasets and using them in complex local and statewide research projects is required.
- Experience developing and managing research projects including agriculture, ecology, or climate change is required.
- Experience using GIS, remote sensing, and/or web programming software is required.
- The ability to communicate and extend technical information in an understandable manner is required.
- Strong leadership, administration, financial, and management skills are required.
- Knowledge of human relations is required including the ability to work with people with a diversity of views and values, to motivate people and adapt to changing situations.
More information coming soon.
Friday Dec 11th we will hold a full day free workshop on Open Mapping Tools using ESRI.
Please join us for GIS Day 2015!
You are all welcome to visit us at the Geospatial Innovation Facility for this year’s GIS Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 18th. This year’s event is co-hosted by the GIF and BayGeo (formerly the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association, or BAAMA).
Not only are we celebrating all things geospatial for GIS Day, we are also celebrating the GIF’s 10th year anniversary! The GIF was formally started at a GIS Day event in 2005. As in previous years, we will be having a poster session, many exciting talks, and refreshments. It is a great time to network and catch up with what is going on with mapping around the SF Bay Area.
Instead of a Keynote talk, this year we will be holding a Plenary Session in the early evening with local innovators from Bay Area Industry, Government and Non-Profits who all focus on state-of-the-art geospatial technology and solutions. The discussion will cover such topics as what skills they look for in recruiting, where they see the geospatial world going in the next 5 years, and how we can better partner around the bay to stay at the forefront of the geospatial revolution.
GIS Day is free and open to the public but we do request that you RSVP, so we know how many participants to expect! Also, we are inviting the geospatial community to participate in GIS Day during our poster, lightening talk, and presentation sessions. If you’d like to present your work or display a poster, please indicate your interest on the RSVP form. Our RSVP form allows you to register your poster or to be considered for a presentation slot. Please include the title and a brief abstract for your proposed poster or talk on that form. Topics are open to anything geospatial! If you’d like to attend GIS Day 2015, please RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/3mj30lc6eS
What: GIS Day 2015 @ the GIF
Location: Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 5pm – 8:30pm/h3>
Hello everyone in extension! Our IGIS workshop schedule for the fall is here. We have some great workshops scheduled for your geospatial pleasure. These are coordinated with the workshops provided through the GIF.
|Fri, Sep 18||11am-4pm||Hopland Research & Extension Center||Web GIS and Mobile Data Collection|
|Wed, Oct 7||8am-12:30pm||Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento||JSIC - Web GIS and Mobile Data Collection for ANR|
|Mon, Oct 19||11am-4pm||UC Riverside||Intro to GIS: Crop Agriculture Focus|
|Tues, Oct 20||11am-4pm||Web GIS and Mobile Data Collection|
|Fri, Nov 20||10am-5pm||UC ANR Building, Davis||Intro to GIS: Forestry Emphasis|
|Fri, Dec 4||1pm-5pm||UC Berkeley||Web GIS and Mobile Data Collection|
|Thur, Jan 21||11am-4pm||Lindcove Research and Extension Center||Intro to GIS: Crop Agriculture Focus|
|Fri, Jan 22||10am-3pm||Lindcove Research and Extension Center||Web GIS and Mobile Data Collection|
- The HALO Trust Clearing landmines with Google Earth Pro
- Jane Goodall Institute
- Appalachian Mountaintop Removal
- Chief Almir and the Surui Mapping indigenous culture in Google Earth and monitoring the Surui Carbon Project with Open Data Kit
- WWF & Eyes on the Forest Mapping forests and wildlife ranges in Sumatra with Google Maps Engine