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Coastal and Wetland Modeller

Coastal and Wetland Modeller

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The CWM participates in conservation science at various levels, overseeing the development and delivery of spatial ecosystem service models and wetland hydrodynamic models to support blue carbon and other ecosystem service mapping and valuation. They will be an integral member of our growing Oceans Conservation Team, providing technical support to projects focused on blue carbon, environmental insurance, environmental economic accounting and conservation finance. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining spatial ecosystem service models using existing modelling platforms and programs, such as InVEST, SWAT and AIRES and basic wetland hydrodynamic models to assess restoration actions and sea level rise on the hydrology of drained wetlands. They are also responsible for associated data management; including developing and maintaining all documentation for data and data management.  They performs data analysis; design and produce advanced complex queries and professional reports, processes spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material, and provide hardware/software support. The CWM produces maps and other graphic products and reports.  They develop and maintain a GIS library and/or database products library and compile, assemble and maintain environmental, biodiversity and land management information from various sources.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Oversees the development and delivery of spatial ecosystem service models and wetland hydrodynamic models, including data collection, management and curation 
  • Provides information and advice to project team members, external stakeholders.
  • Communicates project and modelling outcomes to internal and external audiences  
  • May help develop and manage work plans and associated project budgets.
  • May negotiate and contract with vendors.
  • Ensures integrity of both data collection and management relating to conservation projects and project statistics. 
  • Under limited supervision acts independently, resolves complex issues within the program area and may act as a resource to others.
  • Assist with writing and production of reports, peer-reviewed publications and may present at conferences and public forums
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