The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is a scientific research organization that studies climate change, land use change, soils, wetlands, and forests. WHRC was named the world's top climate change think tank for 2013, 2014, and 2015 by the International Center for Climate Governance. The Center has projects in the Amazon, the Arctic, Africa, Russia, Alaska, Canada, and the United States. WHRC collaborates with a wide variety of partners to understand the causes and impacts of climate change and to encourage more science-based policies.
Mission: WHRC's mission is to advance scientific discovery and seek science-based solutions for the world’s environmental and economic challenges through research and education.
The International Center for Climate Governance has named WHRC as the world's top climate change think tank for three years in a row-2013, 2014 and 2015 The award is based on quantitative and analytical data, including activities, publications and dissemination Woods Hole Research Center is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the world.
The Woods Hole Research Center’s Gilman Ordway Campus opened in the spring of 2003. The 19,300 square-foot building is intended as a model for 21st century construction in its use of energy, water, and environmentally friendly materials. Photovoltaic panels, ground source heat pumps, recycled woods, and a wastewater denitrifying system are among the sustainable measures employed at the building.
This university is seeking two Research Assistants, focused on the development of novel approaches to the direct measurement and mapping of aboveground carbon dynamics and restoration of land carbon reservoirs at local to global scales. The successful candidates will work closely with the lead scientists and their collaborators as part of new and ongoing research efforts supported by variety of sources, included NASA. This position requires advanced remote sensing, GIS, and statistics experience, including the ability to manipulate large data sets within a LINUX-based cloud-computing environment.