[MARMAM] MMO for Aerial Survey Wanted

Luke Szymanski Luke at aisobservers.com
Mon Apr 26 18:27:30 PDT 2010

A.I.S., Inc a firm that specializes in compliance monitoring, fisheries and protected species monitoring and data collection is interested in responding to a RFQ issued by the NMFS Protected Species Branch, in Woods Hole MA to provide a marine biologist to conduct an aerial marine mammal and sea turtle abundance survey aboard the NOAA Twin Otter.  We are looking for a qualified candidate to include in our proposal package.  Should A.I.S., Inc be the successful offeror we would expect the selected candidate to be available for surveys between July 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010.  The project will involve significant travel from Nova Scotia to Florida.  The candidate must have demonstrated experience completing aerial surveys for marine mammals and sea turtles using the Hiby circle back data collection method.    Specifically the biologist will assist in various aspects of these surveys, including: collecting data following the Hiby circle-back protocol and other data collection protocols, as appropriate; identifying marine mammal and sea turtle species; editing and analysis of the collected data; and maintaining the database and equipment.  


In addition to the above aspects of the survey, the biologist shall act as the senior team leader, by insuring that the Hiby circle-back protocol is correctly implemented when this protocol is appropriate, determining flight survey lines, directing and overseeing activities on the sighting team, being the species identification specialist, and making sure all sighting data are edited each night.  A.I.S. Office staff will be responsible for making reservations for hotels at the cities where the plane is based that are within the allowable Government per diem. 

  To be considered please submit your resume to lukes at aisobservers.com <mailto:lukes at aisobservers.com>   by 28 April will be considered for the project.  If you have any questions pertaining to the project or salary please contact Luke Szymanski the Marine Projects manager for A.I.S., Inc at 774-265-0596.




Luke Szymanski
Marine Projects Manager
A.I.S., Inc
89 North Water Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
www.aisobservers.com <http://www.aisobservers.com/> 
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