[MARMAM] Two volunteers needed to help with seabird and cetacean fieldwork in South of Spain (Andalusia)

Kathy Heise kathyaheise at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 10:56:08 PDT 2013


Hello all,

 

Apologies for any cross postings, but this may be of interest to some. The
original posting was on the Pacific Seabird list and replies should be sent
to gimenez.verdugo(at)gmail.com.

 

Kathy

 



Two volunteers needed to help with seabird and cetacean fieldwork in South
of Spain (Andalusia)


CIRCE (http://www.circe.info) is seeking applications from two volunteer
tohelp in the motorboat ELSA in the study of abundance and distribution of
seabirds and cetaceans in the Gulf of Cadiz (Andalucia - Spain) from 14th
April to 31st May 2013. (Note: If you are coming to the ECS in Setubal
(Portugal), you can join us after the conference, it is just 5 hours away).


Volunteers should be available for the entire period. You will be
responsible for your transport to and from the main centre, but once here,
we will provide accommodation, transport to the different harbors and food
expenses (communal shopping/cooking will be arranged).


The main port will be Chipiona and all the volunteers and research team
will be based there, although other ports (Barbate, Isla Cristina) could be
used during the surveys (in that case everyone will sleep in the boat). We
will do lineal transects to cover the coastal area of the Gulf of Cadiz (12
nautical miles) with the motorboat ELSA (10 meters) with an observation
point at 5 meters above sea level to monitor seabirds, cetaceans and
anthropogenic activities.


Volunteers should be prepared to long working days (some days more than 10
hours) under the sun, the wind and cold weather and to help with data entry
and office duties during bad weather days.


Successful applicants will:


-have previous experience in seabirds and cetacean identification at sea.

-have a mature attitude towards seabird and marine mammal research.

-be autonomous and quickly operational.

-be able to live and work constructively with others in a team.

-be able to live in a small boat (10meters) for some days.

-speak fluently Spanish and/or English.

-be available for the entire period.


Applicants should send an email introducing themselves to
gimenez.verdugo(at)gmail.com. The email should include an outline of why
you would like to work on this project, your qualifications and previous
experience. Please also attach a brief CV, detailing your previous
experiences relevant to this project.


*Applications will be considered in order of arrival.*


Sincerely,

*Joan Giménez Verdugo*
PhD Student
Mail: gimenez.verdugo(at)gmail.com
Phone: 619176849
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