Your mission:

Dragon is a cooperation between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the P.R. China, see Within the framework of the Dragon 3 project a holistic view of the monsoon impact on tropospheric air pollutants and the potential impact of air pollutants on a regional climate change over China will be investigated by combining satellite, in situ and aircraft measurements with modeling calculations.
In this work, one of two topics can be selected:

  • Insitu measurements (MAXDOAS) of NO2, SO2 and aerosol over China (2 years data) will be analyzed and used to validate satellite observations
  • Training in a global and regional Chemical Transport Model (CTM) in China and application of the CTM to study the monsoon impact on air quality over China

Your qualifications:

  • Preferred field of study: Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Physics, Space Science or similar
  • Good marks in previous studies are desirable; fluent in spoken and written English
  • Computer skills: LINUX, UNIX, good programming skills (for example: C/C++ or Fortran or Python or IDL).
  • Remark: The positions are funded by ESA and are open for candidates with nationality from an ESA Member State or from ESA European Cooperating States (European countries plus Canada)

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Course paper / final thesis, Student placement


6 months

DLR Oberpfaffenhofen

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DLR Remote Sensing Technology Institute

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Contact person :

Dr. Nan Hao

Remote Sensing Technology Institute Tel: +49 8153 28-1477

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Trautmann

Remote Sensing Technology Institute Tel: +49 8153 28-1404

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Course paper / final thesis

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