Research Professor in Remote Sensing for Forestry


Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2021

About the workplace

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.

Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Work tasks

The field of research is on remote sensing methods for forestry applications. Luke conducts national forest inventory where remote sensing data plays an important role. The greenhouse gas reporting on the LULUCF (Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry) sector is an important Luke activity, where the role of remote sensing could be enhanced. We also expect wider research on the application of remote sensing for sustainable forestry, e.g. change detection for updating forest data, tree modeling using terrestrial laser scanning and acquisition of detailed forest data using airborne laser scanning.

The research professor is expected to actively develop the strategic orientation of ambitious research projects, lead the development of large-scale international project entities, develop and scientifically lead a strong research group in the field of research at Luke, and secure long-term broad-based funding.