[MARMAM] Volunteers for cetacean research fieldwork in Iceland

Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir eem at hi.is
Thu Apr 16 04:53:12 PDT 2009

Volunteers for cetacean research fieldwork in Iceland


We need 2 – 3 field volunteers to assist a PhD student during cetacean
research fieldwork in Húsavík, Iceland.  The fieldwork primarily involves
cetacean mapping and behaviour observations from a land-based station. Also,
the fieldwork includes boat-based line-transect observations (1 – 2x a
month) and behavioural observations during whale watching tours. The
fieldwork is weather dependent, during observations volunteers are expected
to work for 8 – 10 hours and get 2 – 3 days off each week.


The research period will run from May to Sept. /Oct. 2009. It is possible to
agree on a shorter stay but minimum working period is 2 months.
Accommodation will be provided free of charge, however we do not have
funding for volunteers’ daily living and travel expenses. We will assist
prospective volunteers finding reasonably priced domestic travel tickets.


Biological background is required, prior experience working on cetaceans is
also preferred but not required. Volunteers will receive valuable experience
in cetacean research fieldwork that can be very beneficial if one intends to
seek further educational or working experience within the field. 


Priority will be given to applicants who can stay for the whole research


Please send an email to eem at hi.is with a motivation letter and a CV before
as soon as possible


Be specific about how much time you can commit to.


Best wishes



Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir (Ph.D student)

Húsavík Research Center

Hafnarstétt 3

640 Húsavík, Iceland

Tel.: +354-464-5121


E-mail: eem at hi.is 


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