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GROOM II project technical director (M/F)

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Date Limite Candidature : mercredi 29 septembre 2021

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General information

Reference : UMR7159-LAUMOR-001
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2021
Proportion of work : Part time
Remuneration : Between 1200 € and 1600 € gross per month depending on experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Over 10 years


As part of the activities of LOCEAN, a partner of the GROOM II project (Gliders for Research, Ocean
Observations and Management) in the field of physical and biogeochemical observation of the ocean, the recruited person will be in charge of technical coordination at European level and processing of data for the GROOM II project, as part of the overall organization and improvement of infrastructure to focus efforts on oceanographic research and innovation.


The main activities of the recruited person will be:
- technical monitoring of the H2020 GROOM II project,
- summary of the technical aspects of the infrastructure (Glider European Research Infrastructure - GERI),
- estimation of the cost of the infrastructure (GERI) and its financing model (financial sustainability- WP3),
- development of the roadmap for the data management infrastructure of underwater and surface drones (European ocean glider data - task 6.2),
- support to the animation of Ego network, European partners of OceanGliders, Eurogoos GTT and the implementation of the most essential KPIs of the future infrastructure,
- close collaboration with the Scientific Coordinator and the Project Managment Team,
- writing technical reports, project proposals and research articles,
- participation in workshops or conferences to present the program and its work.


- master's degree in Oceanography, Marine Science or Engineering, or related fields including Political Sciences for Science and Environment,
- experience on working and collaborating among Research Infrastructures in the environmental field,
- technical knowledge of underwater drones and research infrastructures,
- experience in data managment,
- excellent organizational, writing and communication skills,
- willingness to work in a team,
- excellent level of written and oral (scientific) English.

Work Context

The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is one of 14 European partners in the GROOM II project on drones for oceanographic research and innovation, funded by the EU under the H2020 program. LOCEAN is one of the multidisciplinary CNRS laboratory, renowned in particular for its work on ocean observation and modeling (see https://www.locean-ipsl.upmc.fr/index.php?lang= Fr).
Underwater and surface drones, in particular gliders, have become essential vehicles to carry scientific payloads for most environmental observations from the surface down to 6000m and for activities supporting the blue economy. Their major advantages are being mobile, steerable, persistent and usable in large numbers and at relatively low costs. However, the distributed infrastructure required to exploit these assets must be able to meet different demands from research and monitoring of the marine environment, to public service missions and industry needs, requiring customised payloads and operations. The rapid evolution of such technologies (robotics, artificial intelligence, sensors, big data) requires that the R&D resources offered by this distributed infrastructure continuously adapt to users' demands.
The complex hardware and information technology characteristics of such a distributed European infrastructure, optimizing access to resources and R & D for gliders, were analysed during the GROOM-FP7 design study from the perspective of research and the Global and (future) European Ocean Observing System (GOOS &EOOS) needs. Since then, several “gliderports” have developed which has fostered a corresponding European industrial innovative sector.
GROOM II, building on its predecessor, will deliver the decision basis for an advanced MRI that promotes scientific excellence, fosters innovation, support the blue economy, builds industrial and public partnerships, and works towards helping achieve the common research and innovation mission for future Europe. The project will define the overall organization of an infrastructure dedicated to ocean research and innovation, and maritime services supporting Blue Growth. This infrastructure will be a positive step against today's fragmented European landscape, aiding connections and synergies for the completion of GOOS and EOOS. It will be able to meet a large number of technical and technological criteria, depending on the type of operation and will require processing a large amount of data.
The VOG team, partner of the GROOM II project, in which the person will be recruited, aims to better understand the dynamics of the coupled atmosphere-ocean-sea ice system, its current and past variability and its impact on biogeochemical cycles. To do this, the team is developing a synergy between observations and modeling to study both the fine and long time scales of ocean circulation processes, knowledge of which is essential for a better assessment of the role of the ocean in the climate variability and its impacts.
The recruited person will benefit from the dynamism and great expertise of the GROOM II project partners and the VOG team for their work.

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