The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1,260 employees (including visiting scientists), the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany's largest science organization.
The Earth-Atmosphere Interactions (TEAM) Group of the Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Section offers 2 positions for
within the recently funded Helmholtz-Initiative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation (HI-CAM). HI-CAM is a collaborative initiative involving partners from 14 Helmholtz research centres with the aim to map out the key issues, examine methods and ideas proposed so far, and analyze scenarios relevant for developing a national Net-Zero Emissions strategy.
As part of the "Nature-based mitigation solutions" subproject, you will leverage and integrate existing multi-year records of CO2 and CH4 exchange from NE German peatland sites with regional scale airborne eddy covariance observations, remote sensing, and machine learning approaches to (1) quantify current GHG emission of rewetted peatlands and other organic soil dominated landscapes, (2) assess their mitigation potential in relation to management options and land use pathways (e.g. crops vs. grass vs. forest; drained vs. wet vs. flooded), and (3) independently verify/refine GHG emission factors as needed.
|Starting date:||as soon as possible|
|Fixed term:||2 years|
|Salary:||This position has been assessed as being salary group 13 according to "TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)". The salary group will be determined by the conditions of the collective wage agreement and the appropriate personal qualifications.|
|Working hours:||full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.|