[MARMAM] PhD Assistant/Dive Master Intership for Acoustic Monitoring Study in West Wales

Hanna Nuuttila hannanuuttila at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 05:49:01 PST 2010

PhD Assistant required for an acoustic monitoring study of bottlenose
dolphins and harbour porpoises in Cardigan Bay West Wales
April-October 2010.

Volunteer is required to assist with an acoustic monitoring study of
bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises in Cardigan Bay West Wales.
This study is run in close collaboration with a local Wildlife
Operator and Dive School SeaMôr, and the research assistant will have
an opportunity to help with wildlife watching and diving operations.

SeaMôr is also looking for Dive Master/Boat Crew internship for the
summer season, and the PhD Assistant position can be combined with a
boat crew/dive master internship.

What you will gain:
Experience in scientific data collection using a theodolite
Photo-identification skills for bottlenose dolphins
Line-transect and opportunistic surveys of bottlenose dolphins and
harbour porpoises
Deploying and maintaining acoustic data loggers and handling and
analysing data collected.

If you want to take part in the Dive Master/Boat Crew internship you
will also achieve:
PADI Dive Master qualification (only PADI fees and materials to be paid for)
Possibility of gaining PADI Speciality Certifications and plenty of
diving experience
HSE Appointed person First Aid Qualification (valid for 2 years)
Experience in driving a 8m hardboat and 4.5m RIB and underwater survey

Dive Master/Boat Crew interns are expected to assist with running of
the dolphin watching boat trips and dive operations, equipment
maintenance, pool and classroom lessons, guided dives and snorkelling,
and promoting boat trips and scuba diving in the area.

PhD Assistant: Interest in marine mammal research, experience in
scientific data collection and data handling, ability to work
outdoors, driving licence and experience in working in small team.

Dive Internships: Internationally recognised dive qualification (BSAC,
PADI, CMAS, HSE etc) to Rescue Diver level. Minimum 60 logged dives
and experience in cold/temperate waters. Proven interest in marine
biology and conservation, excellent customer service skills,
flexibility and ability to work in a small team.

DESIRABLE Marine biology (or similar) qualification, SeaSearch
Observer and RYA powerboat license, (RYA Commercial Skipper a definite
bonus!) and experience in underwater or boat surveys. Own diving gear
is a plus – personal drysuit or semidry required.

Other info:  The main season lasts from April to October. Preference
will be given to those who can commit for the whole period, but at
least 2 months commitment is required to achieve the DM training.
There is no charge for diver or first aid training, only PADI fees and
materials are payable. Accommodation provided for full time

How to apply: If you are interested in becoming a Dive Professional
(or you are already one) and learning about practical marine
conservation and research skills, send/email us your CV by 1st of
March 2010.

Hanna, Nuuttila, SeaMôr, The Hollies, 4 Cwm Halen, New Quay SA45 9SF
T: 07795242445, E:info at seamor.org, W: www.seamor.org

Hanna Nuuttila
Marine Consultancy and Diver Training

+44 (0)7795 242 445

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