Earth Observation applications for agriculture and urban monitoring (16/19)

Company: Deimos Space UK Ltd

Location: Harwell. Oxford

Deimos Space UK Ltd is a fast growing subsidiary of Elecnor Deimos created in 2013 to address the UK and UK-export market for space systems, services and applications. Deimos Space has extensive experience in space activities; we are involved in the majority of European Space Agency programmes, including exploration, Earth observation, satellite navigation, launchers and human space flight. The successful candidate will work in our lively team of experienced engineers and developers based at Harwell.


Deimos is developing a range of Earth Observation applications using optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar data from commercial and public satellite systems.

The intern will have the opportunity to support the development of feature extractions algorithms for agriculture and urban monitoring applications. In addition the intern will investigate new ideas for agriculture services such as irrigation planning and new idea for urban monitoring applications using high resolution optical data.

Student Specification:

The candidate should have an interest in remote sensing, the environment and Geographic Information Systems together with good numeracy skills

The candidate must have some experience of computer programming and be willing to learn new languages and new software packages.

The candidate should have some, but IS NOT EXPECTED TO HAVE ALL!, of the skills below:

  • Good knowledge of Python or IDL
  • Experience of implementing robust systems from Open Source software
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Experience with Linux, including shell scripting
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience in GIS
  • Experience in Agile and Iterative software development
  • Database skills

Target degree courses:  Geography, Physics, Maths, Engineering, Environmental science or Computer science

The Nitty Gritty: Work period to be agreed with successful candidate but nominally between 8 and 10 weeks to start in July 2016, with the SpIN student induction day to be held at Harwell on 27 June 2016.  Bursary of £300 per week.

Closing Date for Applications: 30 April 2016

Applications will be through the online form attaching a CV, before the closing date.  They will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the employer.

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