The Aerial History Project is a multi-year research initiative joint between GPL and colleagues at Stockholm University. The project aims to better understand how economic development and environmental change interact, for example, by understanding how climate change is affecting human migration in Africa, how natural disasters affect economic development in the Caribbean, and studying whether deforestation can be forecast on multi-decadal time scales. The project is digitizing, combining, and applying machine learning to analyze millions of historical aerial photographs collected around the world. The Aerial History Project was awarded an AI for Earth Innovation grant by Microsoft and National Geographic.

The new project/lab manager role is a full-time position suitable for bachelor’s degree recipients, preferably those with an interest in environmental studies and experience in an academic unit.

Preferred deadline: April 15, 2021.