[MARMAM] Summer cetacean surveys between Barcelona and Balearic Islands

info at edmaktub.com info at edmaktub.com
Tue Mar 18 03:36:48 PDT 2014

Dear all,

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

Survey Date: From 21st to 27th of July 2014.


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 21st of July (early morning) and will arrive to
Barcelona the 27th of July.

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


All the Edmaktub team

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