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Cartography of Caribbean Hurricane Hazards, Post Doc

A GIS Cartography Post-Doctoral Research Associate (or later-stage PhD candidate) is required to conduct research, data gathering, mapping, and create impactful visualisations of exposures, hazards and vulnerabilities across at least 5 communities in The Commonwealth of Dominica. The aim of this role is to help develop and communicate public understandings of hurricane risk & resilience on the small-island state for the Caribbean Cyclone Cartography (CCC) project.

The Research Associate will be based at the Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica) and travel to Dominica for extended fieldwork (6 months). At MGI, the Research Associate will develop a collection methodology that utilises existing and newly-collected primary data, develop spatial analyses and utilise their cartographic skills to build a public-facing hurricane risk and resilience map of Dominica.

CCC is a research project that seeks to critically map hurricane ‘resillience’ past and present on the island of Dominica. CCC is a collaboration between the University of the West Indies, The Dominica State College and Goldsmiths, University of London; and is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The duration of the post is 32 months, running from March 2020 through to November 2022.

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The closing date for applications is the 13th March 2020