Wave imaging video camera analysis engineer


6 months

Toulouse, France

Deadline: 05/05/2022

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The French institute CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) is offering an engineering position for the analysis of wave imagery by video camera, in order to understand marine erosion on the cliff coasts of the french Basque Coast.

Host organisation

The French Laboratory Geosciences Environment Toulouse (GET) is a joint research unit of the CNRS, IRD, Toulouse 3 University and CNES.
Multidisciplinary research laboratory in Earth and Environmental Sciences attached to the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OSU OMP), the unit currently has a staff of 226, including 156 permanent staff (52 CNRS, 55 UT3/CNAP, 38 IRD, 11 CNES) and more than 70 PhD students and researchers on fixed-term contracts.

GET is developing its research in highly complementary areas of study of the inner Earth, its continental surfaces and interfaces, and the environment in order to improve knowledge of:

  • the evolution and dynamics of the Earth,
  • space-based and in situ observation of the Earth,
  • the critical zone and fluid-rock-living interactions, and
  • georesources and Contaminants-Environment-Health interactions.

Position description

The candidate will be responsible of:

  • Ensuring image processing
  • Calculating wave energy and incidence from images and bathymetry
  • Diagnosing boulder movements at the foot of a cliff

Profile and skills

  • Master in coastal hydrodynamics;
  • Experience in video image processing for wave extraction;
  • Must have skills on calculation software (Matlab);
  • Be a team player, well organised, ambitious;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Toulouse, France

Contract type

Short term contract of 6 months

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