[MARMAM] summer cetacean surveys between Barcelona and Balearic Islands

info at edmaktub.com info at edmaktub.com
Mon Jun 16 10:56:24 PDT 2014


Dear all,

EDMAKTUB Association is seeking volunteers for this year summer cetacean 
research trip in the Mediterranean Sea, Spain.

Survey Date: From 1st to 7th of September 2014.


DESCRIPTION:

EDMAKTUB association for the study and disclosure of aquatic 
environment, specially focused in the study of cetaceans, offer places 
for volunteers for this year summer campaigns of “BCNCET-CETCAT” 
project. The aim of the project is to study the cetacean species in the 
Mediterranean Sea (Catalan-Balearic area).

The association catamaran will sail around the Balearic Sea, between the 
Catalan coast and the Balearic Islands. It will departure from the 
Barcelona harbour the 1st of September (early morning) and will arrive 
to Barcelona the 7th of September.

Visual and acoustical surveys, studying the distribution, behaviour, and 
sound production of the sighted species will be conducted from early 
morning to evening during the 7 days on board. The assistants will be 
able to learn: species identification, environmental and behavioural 
data collection, sound collection, sound tracking and basic marine 
navigating skills (Equivalent to MMO and PAM practices). Moreover an 
innovative and non-invasive methodology based on the use of remote 
control model airplanes or drones (multicopters) for the cetacean study 
is going to be used, as they transmit real-time images of animals and 
allow to capture these images, as well as, use it for possible 
biological-sampling.


Accommodation and food is provided by the association during the 7 days, 
but assistants are required to contribute with 800€ for general campaign 
expenses. Travel expenses are not included.

No previous experience is required, as the scientists present in the 
campaign will provide all the necessary information and teach 
assistants.

If you are interested or would like to have more information, please 
write us sending your curriculum vitae at: info at edmaktub.com

Thanks!

All the Edmaktub team



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