Foresight Crops – Using Intelligence for Agritech (Ref 16/39)

Company: Global Geo-Intelligence Solutions Ltd

Location: Nottingham

Global Geo-Intelligence Solutions (GGIS) is a young start-up focused on harnessing geospatial data to enable informed advanced decisions and provide solutions to local and global problems. Its award-winning project Foresight Crops is focused on geospatial intelligence for agricultural resource management through the use of satellite data, cloud computing and machine learning.

Project Description

With the continuous rise in human population, global food security and agricultural resource management is of increasing importance. Insect infestation affects crop productivity and yields in terms of quality and quantity. This results in financial loss and increased food waste. The Foresight Crops project is focused on utilising satellite earth observation data to compute agriculturally relevant indices. This will be combined with weather data and wireless soil sensor data, and other crowd sourced data to provide information on insect infestation risk and soil degradation vulnerabilities. The intern will be involved in data analysis, algorithm development & testing, and mobile app development. The main tasks will include downloading, decoding and analysis of satellite earth observation data.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the UK.

Spintern Specification:

  • GIS and remote sensing knowledge and experience. Experience of using ArcGIS or QGIS software.
  • Programming skills (C/C++, Python, Java, or R)
  • Strong mathematics background
  • Database management skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Fast learner
  • Ability to work individually or with a remote team

The Nitty Gritty

Start: 27 June 2016 (with Induction Day at Satellite Applications Catapult at Harwell). You will receive mentoring and guidance throughout the project. GGIS has a focus on collaboration, personal development and growth. Remuneration: £1,250 pcm for a duration of 9 weeks.

Closing Date for Applications: 13 June 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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