Within the scope of the GRANULAR Horizon Europe project.
CIHEAM Montpellier is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development of algorithms to extract useful information to characterise rural areas from Earth Observation.
- Starting date: April 2023
- Contract duration: fixed term contract of 24 months
- Location: Montpellier, with occasional travels in different EU member states
GRANULAR (Giving Rural Actors Novel data and re-Useable tools to Lead public Action in Rural areas) is a newly awarded project under the Horizon Europe programme gathering 23 European partners (academic institutes, international organisations, NGOs, rural networks, and local authorities).
This four-year project will generate new insights for characterising rural diversity based on a multi-actor and interdisciplinary approach. Insights from Multi-Actor Labs (MALs) will help modellers to generate novel datasets using a wide range of methods and data, such as remote sensing, crowd-sourced data, mobile phone data and web scraping. This will then be combined with a variety of existing institutional data to derive indicators to measure resilience, well-being, quality of life and attractiveness in rural areas.
GRANULAR will directly support concrete policies, by informing rural action with the opportunities and requirements in terms of data-collection methods and indicator development to enhance and support the co-creation and co-learning with multiple actors in rural areas. After ensuring the scalability of the results, datasets, data visualisation and other tools will be made available on a dedicated platform designed by, and for, rural actors and rural policy-makers.
Coordinated by CIHEAM Montpellier, GRANULAR gathers 23 European partners (academic institutes, international organisations, NGOs, rural networks, and local authorities).
The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the design and development of new DL algorithms to detect landscape features and their changes based on EO data.