Volunteer Opportunity for Marine scie...

Volunteer Opportunity for Marine scientists

Posted in the Marine Biology Forum


Whangarei, New Zealand

#1 Aug 11, 2013
The Marine Scientist takes responsibility for collecting, processing and disseminating all scientific information. Together with the Project Leader the Marine Scientist is also responsible for report writing. You will need at least a degree in Marine Biology, Sustainable Fisheries Management or a similar related field. Daily you will take responsibility for choosing survey sites and data entry. Obviously you must be a competent diver. You will work with the communities to choose community MPA's and also to help us design MPA networks. Understanding Climate Change and Reef Resilience principals is important. You will also take responsibility for our Reef Guardian program, for which you will receive training. The current position is a 10-12 week position from September 3rd. Expedition will start in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 3rd September and be for 10 weeks in the Solomon Islands. Then we sail back to New Zealand - you can join either just expedition in Solomon Islands or join sail back.

With us, you will be working with communities that have requested assistance from OceansWatch to help them manage their marine resources. We will be doing initial baseline surveys, ensuring buy-in from all stakeholders and exploring any sustainable livelihood projects that they may need assistance with.

To apply please email [email protected] Our full recruitment process is outlined here http://www.oceanswatch.org/international/page... ##

OceansWatch is an organisationwith a Vision of Healthy oceans and sustainable Island communities. Our Mission is that In partnership with Island communities we develop marine conservation plans, sustainable livelihood projects and provide environmental education.

Our Activities include:We run expeditions aboard donated yachts.We encourage, facilitate and resource OceansWatch members with yachts to partner with volunteers to take part in OceansWatch projects.We undertake marine ecosystem monitoring surveys using International and our own methodologies.When a community requests it, we assist and educate them in Ecosystem Based Management of their reefs and the setting up of Marine Protected Areas that are resilient to Climate Change.We facilitate a schools partnership program that supports schools in developing countries.We assist communities in other ways, as requested to build their capacity to create a sustainable environment and sustainable livelihoods.

OceansWatch is:

OceansWatch is an international not-for-profit organisation that works with sailors, divers, scientists and the public to help Island communities to conserve their marine environments, develop sustainable livelihoods and access primary education.

How to apply
To apply please [email protected] Our full recruitment process is outlined here
http://www.oceanswatch.org/international/page... ##

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