[MARMAM] Urgent: Volunteers required in Portugal for MMOs in monitoring campaigns in the Atlantic Ocean (Isabel Sousa Pinto)

Ana Mafalda Tomás Correia anamafaldacorreia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 10:26:11 PDT 2015

The Faculty of Sciences from University of Porto / Interdisciplinary Centre
of Marine and Environmental Research is preparing its 4th year of cetacean
monitoring in cargo ships from Continental Portugal (Porto/Lisbon) to
Madeira (Caniçal), Azores (Ponta Delgada/Horta/Praia da Vitória) and, for
the 1st time, to Cape Verde Islands (Sal/Boavista).. Sampling season will
start in May for the Cape Verde route and in July for the other; and will
go on up to October.

We are seeking volunteers for the 2015 MMOs team with, at least, one month
of availability within the sampling season. Training will be provided but
people with cetacean monitoring experience will be preferred. Participants
can also participate in data entry and data analysis if they wish to
work/learn with GIS and habitat modelling techniques, and we encourage the
use of this experience for university reports or internships (given that
the course director allows it).

Successful applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in
biology or related, be reliable, dedicated, adaptable and patient, as this
work is highly weather dependent and requires consecutive days of work at

These are unpaid positions and travel expenses to or within Portugal are
not covered, however, all the expenses on board are (food and
accommodation). Occasional accommodation in the mainland, in between
surveys, is not covered, however, deals with Oporto’s local hostels are
undergoing in order to provide lower rates.

If you are an undergraduate or graduated student interested in pursuing a
careen in marine mammal research, this is an excellent opportunity to learn
and gain experience at sea.

Application deadline is 30th April; however if you want to start in May or
June, please submit your application as soon as possible. We will inform
you on our decision by 15th May, with exception of the volunteers selected
for May to June period, who will be informed in April.

To apply please send a Motivation Letter, *Curriculum Vitae* and
availability within sampling season, to: ispinto at ciimar.up.pt  and
anamafaldacorreia at gmail.com.


Prof. Dr. Isabel Sousa Pinto

Prof. Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto

Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research - Director
of Coastal Biodiversity Lab

R. dos Bragas, *289. 4050-123* Porto, Portugal

Email: *ispinto at ciimar.up.pt <ispinto at ciimar.up.pt>*

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