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Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists - 19-2099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Data Analytics Chief Scientist
  • Geospatial Intelligence Analyst
  • Professor
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Program Manager
  • Remote Sensing Scientist
  • Research and Development Director (R&D Director)
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientist
  • Sensor Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2000 Physical Scientists
19-2090 Miscellaneous Physical Scientists
19-2099.00 Physical Scientists, All Other
19-2099.01 Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Analyze data acquired from aircraft, satellites, or ground-based platforms, using statistical analysis software, image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Apply remote sensing data or techniques, such as surface water modeling or dust cloud detection, to address environmental issues.
  • Attend meetings or seminars or read current literature to maintain knowledge of developments in the field of remote sensing.
  • Collect supporting data, such as climatic or field survey data, to corroborate remote sensing data analyses.
  • Compile and format image data to increase its usefulness.
  • Conduct research into the application or enhancement of remote sensing technology.
  • Design or implement strategies for collection, analysis, or display of geographic data.
  • Develop automated routines to correct for the presence of image distorting artifacts, such as ground vegetation.
  • Develop new analytical techniques or sensor systems.
  • Develop or build databases for remote sensing or related geospatial project information.
  • Direct all activity associated with implementation, operation, or enhancement of remote sensing hardware or software.
  • Direct installation or testing of new remote sensing hardware or software.
  • Discuss project goals, equipment requirements, or methodologies with colleagues or team members.
  • Integrate other geospatial data sources into projects.
  • Manage or analyze data obtained from remote sensing systems to obtain meaningful results.
  • Monitor quality of remote sensing data collection operations to determine if procedural or equipment changes are necessary.
  • Organize and maintain geospatial data and associated documentation.
  • Participate in fieldwork.
  • Prepare or deliver reports or presentations of geospatial project information.
  • Process aerial or satellite imagery to create products such as land cover maps.
  • Recommend new remote sensing hardware or software acquisitions.
  • Set up or maintain remote sensing data collection systems.
  • Train technicians in the use of remote sensing technology.
  • Use remote sensing data for forest or carbon tracking activities to assess the impact of environmental change.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
  • Analyze geological or geographical data.
  • Apply knowledge or research findings to address environmental problems.
  • Attend conferences or workshops to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Collect environmental data or samples.
  • Collect geographical or geological field data.
  • Compile geographic or related data.
  • Create images or other visual displays.
  • Develop environmental research methods.
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use.
  • Develop technical or scientific databases.
  • Direct technical activities or operations.
  • Evaluate new technologies or methods.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Set up laboratory or field equipment.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • All Source Intelligence (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation All-Source Intelligence (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Field Artillery Sensor Support Man (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geographic Intelligence Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Craftsman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Journeyman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Imagery Analysis Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information Operations Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Military Intelligence Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operations Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, ABM (if Prefix N) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Nuclear (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Signal Intelligence/Electronic Warfare (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Signals Collection Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Space Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Satellite Command and Control (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Space Surveillance (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Space Warning (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Spacelift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Strategic Intelligence Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Photogrammetric Engineer