Opportunities for research support from ESA

ESA Internal Fellowships in EO for Earth system science (5 posts based in Italy, 2-yr research proposals)

Closing date: 7 December

Reporting to the Head of the Science Section in the Data Applications Division within the Science, Applications and Climate Department of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, you will work in close cooperation with other staff of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. The Science Section is a dynamic R&D team leading EO research and Earth system science activities, including atmosphere research, in partnership with European and international scientific groups. Visit our web site for an overview of our activities.
You will be part of the Earth System Science Hub: a new science facility in ESA and center for networking and scientific collaboration among world-class researchers in ESA Member States (MS) and worldwide. The Hub will bring together young and senior scientists of different disciplines in Earth Observation and Earth System Science to contribute to develop the next generation of EO products and jointly address some of the major science challenges of this decade. The Hub will also contribute to develop a solid scientific basis for the implementation and evolution of “Digital Twin Earth” (an advanced high-resolution replica of our planet, its processes and its interactions with human activities and ecosystems).Apply here by 7 December 2022.

ESA externally-hosted Climate Fellowships (10+ posts based in any hosting institutes in European Member States, 2-yr research proposals)

Closing date: 31 January 2023

The objective of this initiative is to support early-career scientists in the field of Earth Observation for Climate Research. To date the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) has funded 24 research fellowships to further improve and exploit Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products. To continue this research-excellence, ESA is calling for new proposals under the umbrella of the CCI Fellowship scheme. Host Organisation’s candidates shall propose a 2-year research plan contributing to at least one of the following areas: exploitation of the CCI ECVs to improve our understanding of carbon, water and energy cycles and investigate the long-term response of our climate system; cross-ECV research topics ranging from (but not exclusive to) teleconnections, tipping points, ice-ocean- atmosphere interactions, ocean surface currents, sea level budget closure, atmospheric trace gases, land- atmosphere exchange, terrestrial hydrology, and climate and human health; topics related to the exploitation of CCI ECVs in the context of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). Full details can be found at this link https://climate.esa.int/en/esa-climate/esa-cci/fellowships/call-for-research-fellowship-proposals/