The compensation listed is a placeholder only. We will have to define the project together to set an appropriate price. It could be more or less. This is an initial market overview that can be followed up with additional deep dives.
I am interested in determining if there are individuals on Odesk with the capability to conduct industry analysis of the Climate Change Consulting sector. We need to understand the services offered by various firms and their clients. We seek to enter the market with specialized services and must understand the offerings that are available now and who is buying them. This is an online research exercise (perhaps with some phone calls if that is easy/possible)
You need a science/business background (or at least a science background with business savvy). You must be familiar with climate change science, adaptation and GCMs (general circulation models) as produced by NOAA, a US federal agency. A background in weather / meteorology will be very helpful. Academics are welcome.
Illustrative companies dealing with climate change include ICF, Acclimatise, AECOM, AER, Atkins NA, Black & Veatch, CH2M HILL, Climate Risk, GHD, Golder Associates, HDR, MWH Global, RAND, Stantec and Stratus Consulting.
Depending on your capabilities and ability to understand our business problem, there is potential for a number of research projects.
Skills: science, research