[ES_JOBS_NET] Satellite Imagery Internship, London, UK (Remote Sensing, GIS)

Uta Brookes Uta.Brookes at rms.com
Tue May 24 10:30:40 MDT 2016

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*Satellite Imagery Internship (London), United Kingdom*

Statement of purpose/project:

Define a methodology for rapid extraction of urban areas from satellite imagery that can be used for exposure development/downscaling in support of our coming up East Asia Earthquake and Typhoon models.

Define a methodology to extract flood extent from satellite imagery.

*         Develop a procedure in ENVI/ARCGIS that extracts the urban extent and flood extent from the raw satellite imagery;
*         Test the methodology on different geographies (Asia/Europe/US);
*         Research metrics to assign dominant occupancies to defined scales (VRG).

Required Skills:
*         Candidate pursuing MSc or PhD with focus on Remote Sensing and GIS;
*         Hands on with image classification and image processing techniques;
*         Knowledge of geospatial statistics;
*         Hands on experience with off the shelf software such ENVI and ArcGIS;
*         Programming languages (IDL, python);
*         Research-oriented;
*         Ability to work independently.

*         About the Internship:

The RMS Pinnacle Internship (PI) programme will be held during the summer of 2016. This is a paid internship. The start date is 27th June and the programme will run for 12 weeks.


Did you know there's a 5% chance that a hurricane will cause $60 billion of insured losses next year And there's a 1% chance that an earthquake will cause $50 billion of insured loss in the next 12 months? We do. At RMS, we build the simulation models that allow insurers and investors to understand portfolio risks due to catastrophes: natural catastrophes (hurricane, earthquake, flood), terrorism, pandemic, and changes in life expectancy.

We are one of the most exciting and technologically sophisticated firms you've 'never' heard of, unless you're one of our hundreds of clients in the (re)insurance, banking or hedge fund sector. We lead an industry we helped pioneer and ultimately our work makes a true impact on the world at large. How we understand and manage risk affects everybody and our passion is nothing less than creating a more resilient world through a better understanding of catastrophic events.

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To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on our website: http://www.rms.com/careers/job?req=16319&title=PI2016%3A%20Satellite%20Imagery%20Internship%20(London)

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