Message from Michael Schindel:
Hi folks, this coming Wednesday is the second Wednesday of the month.
Time to gather, have a drink and chat with friends..
Let’s meet at Martha’s Rooftop Bar 5:30sh
Martha's is located at
1300 SE Stark
Greetings fellow GISers,
It will be cool and showery on Wednesday so we'll move back indoors for this month's Happy Hour at the Mount Hood Brewing Company, 401 SE Caruthers Street. We'll try to take over the rail cars on the river side of the pub facing Tillikum Crossing.I'll try and establish a presence there by ~ 5:15. They don't offer happy hour prices, so beers are $5.50. The menu is pizza oriented.
By bike its easiest to ride along the east waterfront/Esplanade to get there. Streetcar and Max also stop nearby.
For those of you in San Diego this week, you shouldn't miss all the fun.
SCGIS at the Esri UC
Come meet and mingle with like-minded students and professionals committed to applying the tools of GIS to advance conservation of natural and cultural heritage
Wednesday July 10th
6 pm – 9 pm
410 10th Ave, San Diego CA
Huge selection of beers
No host bar
Semi private lounge reserved just for SCGIS
Salary Range :50,000.00 To 65,000.00 (USD) Annually
**Please note the preferred location for this position is Bozeman, MT; Other TWS offices locations may be considered**
The Landscape Research Analyst supports our science team in bringing spatial analysis to our conservation programs. The position has 3 primary responsibilities: conducting spatial analyses to support scientific research, applying analytical tools in priority landscapes, and fulfilling requests for quick-turnaround maps and analysis. This is an exceptional opportunity for a conservation science professional to apply their spatial analysis expertise to conservation work throughout the country.
The analyst position is part of the research team and works collaboratively with staff across departments. The position supports geospatial analysis to identify and deepen our understanding of conservation priorities and impacts of energy development and climate change by 1) conducting spatial analysis and modeling with raster and vector data, 2) acquiring, organizing, and developing spatial and tabular databases, 3) disseminating results as maps and tabular data, and 4) conveying an understanding of spatial analyses and results through oral communication, written reports, scientific publications, and other products. Analyses include, but are not limited to, quantifying relationships between diverse ecological or social data, conducting analyses of ecosystem representation and landscape connectivity, and assisting ecologists in the development and application of geospatial models.
This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Landscape Research Analyst will integrate these priorities throughout their work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with the Research Team and interdisciplinary teams to design and conduct landscape analysis projects;
• Summarize analysis results in tables and maps to clearly communicate to diverse audiences;
• Compile, organize, analyze, and disseminate spatial data;
• Create maps that clearly display analytical results and conservation messages;
• Clearly write the methods of GIS analyses for publications, science briefs, reports, and other forms of communication;
• Generate maps for publications, posters, reports, PowerPoint presentations and other internal and external communication needs.
Experience and Competencies
• Experience working with diverse types of geospatial data;
• Proficiency using ArcGIS and/or QGIS software for a variety of data management and analysis tasks;
• Programming or coding experience in R, Python, or other software packages;
• Ability to develop new functions and tools;
• Experience planning and managing GIS projects;
• Strong organizational and data management skills;
• Ability to work independently and on a team;
• Ability to stay on schedule and meet deadlines;
• Ability to work successfully in teams and with people representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.
• Ability to work with interdisciplinary team of scientists and non-scientists to clearly communicate technical information to diverse audiences;
• Desire to continue learning in the fields of spatial analysis and conservation science.
The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society
To apply please submit your resume & cover letter through the online application.
Another month has flown by and its time to get together again. Evening light and warmth are well-suited to outdoor venues, so we'll meet on the back patio of White Owl Social Club ( 1305 SE 8th Ave) between ~ 5:30 - 8pm.
Event: "SCGIS: Earth’s vital signs: Planetary-scale monitoring with Google Earth Engine".
When: May 15, 2019 @ 11AM PT
Where: Online Webinar
Satellites have been systematically collecting imagery and scientific measurements of our changing planet for more than 40 years, yet until recently this treasure trove of “big data” has not been online and readily available for high-performance data mining. The Google Earth Engine platform (earthengine.google.com) was developed to facilitate “turning pixels to knowledge” at global scale for societal benefit. Earth Engine hosts online a multi-petapixel public data catalog, updating daily, together with tools that support massively-parallel geospatial analysis on datasets such as satellite and aerial imagery, weather and climate.
As initiator and leader of Google Earth Engine, Rebecca Moore will describe the experiences of applying Google's mapping tools to the world's pressing problems in areas such as environmental conservation, human rights and creating a sustainable society.
The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) presents this webinar in partnership with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS).
Read more and register at:
GIS ANALYST, FORESTS PROGRAM
Data Analysis & Technical Research
Washington, District of Columbia
Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to help commodity companies and financial institutions meet their sustainable sourcing commitments, to reduce deforestation, and to conserve forest landscapes. As part of the broader GFWinitiative, the Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance (GFWCF) team places near real time data in the supply chain context to address the impacts of palm oil, soy, cattle, and cocoa production. GFWCF establishes partnerships with private sector companies, as well as certification bodies and multi-stakeholder initiatives to envision and implement a sustainable commodities future.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst to join the GFWCF team, under the Food, Forest and Water Program. As GIS Analyst, you will prepare spatial data and provide technical support for the GFW Pro platform and other GFW web applications. You will lead the delivery of GIS-related technical outputs for team strategy development and provide training to WRI colleagues and external partners in the use of GFW tools and resulting analysis.
Data Management and GIS Technical Support (80% of time required)
Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is hiring a GIS Analyst! This person provides mapping and data-related support for a mission-driven organization advancing conservation on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. The GIS Analyst provides mapping and cartography, data collection, database management, research, and general support to POST’s Land, Communications, and Development teams, as well as the overall coordination of POST’s GIS program. The GIS Analyst will also work closely with POST’s Director of Conservation Science to provide analytical support on a variety of projects.
This position is full time and offers competitive benefits.
Please see links to the SCGIS job posting as well as the job application.
The Portland Conservation GIS Happy Hour will meet at the Conquistador Lounge (2045 SE Belmont)on Wed Feb 16 for the monthly gathering. The happy hour pricing goes to 7 pm. The 15 bus line stops nearby every 15 minutes.
All are welcome!
After 10 plus years of consecutive monthly happy hours. I suggest we head back to where it all began.
Lucky Lab on Hawthorn
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Same as always the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting around 5-5:30
Excellent undergrad GIS and Planning summer interships available at the Harvard Forest (Massachusetts)Read Now
The Harvard Forest in Massachusetts is looking for two qualified undergraduate interns for our 11-week paid summer internship. We are investigating how to apply the Wildlands and Woodlands conservation vision to a smaller geographic area. The students would be using GIS or regional planning skills to help us balance land conservation, development, agriculture, and economic interests in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. The students will be part of our well-respected internship program along with ~25 other students from all over the USA.
The interns will work with researchers at the Harvard Forest mosty but also interact with leaders of the Kestrel Land Trust and regional planners.
Position 1) Conservation GIS Intern: This position will be focused on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide insights on the region’s conservation history, recent landcover changes, population and potential future changes, and--working with experts--help identify areas most suitable for forests, farms, and responsible development. Applicants should be interested in land protection and have experience with, or have a strong motivation to learn, GIS and have good analytic skills.
Position 2) Regional Planning Intern: This position will focus on using planning documents from community to regional scales and social, demographic and economic data to summarize existing frameworks for action and to provide detailed characterization of the Connecticut River Valley’s economic, demographic, and cultural variation. The student will be involved in developing a coordinated regional plan in collaboration with mentors and NGO partners. Applicants should have experience or coursework in regional planning, and an interest in land protection, agriculture, and urban issues
May 27 to August 9, 2019
Located in Petersham, MA
11-week residential program
for undergraduates only
$5775 stipend plus travel
Full room & board and meal plan
Apply online by Feb 1, 2019
People from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
For more details on this particular project, please visit: bit.ly/HFPlanning
To apply, and for more details on the larger Harvard Forest undergraduate intern program, please visit: program: bit.ly/HFREU_Program