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IIP-Council on Scientific and Institutional Research (CSIR)
Pretoria, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
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About: The Council for Scientific and Institutional Research (CSIR) is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development, and implementation organizations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation, and industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people. The organization is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy. Science and technology services and solutions are provided in support of various stakeholders, and opportunities are identified where new technologies can be further developed and exploited in the private and public sectors for commercial and social benefit. The Earth Observation Research Group is a leading group that researches remote sensing of the environment in South Africa. Its core mission is to: 1) develop new remote sensing-based products and applications combining existing and new sensor technologies and in situ data in a novel manner; 2) integrate the new generated knowledge in monitoring systems for the improved use of natural resources and decision-making processes. The research uses LiDAR, SAR, and optical systems at various scales to map tree structure, biodiversity, vegetation productivity, nutrient content, water cycle and develop models to improve understanding of spatio-temporal dynamics of ecosystem services.We are looking for hard working and motivated young researchers who like to be involved in remote sensing research in South African landscapes.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns in partnership with the Earth Observation Research Group will conduct research on remote sensing in South African landscapes.

Qualifications: IIP candidates with a background/interests in environmental science, geoscience, and geospatial technologies, e.g. remote sensing, GIS, are encouraged to apply.  Advanced skills in computing, and technical skills in programming and/or modelling would be an asset.

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