[MARMAM] 2015 Cetacean Field Training Courses in Scotland

Dr Kevin Robinson kev.robinson at crru.org.uk
Tue Feb 17 06:19:22 PST 2015

For the 15th consecutive year, we are pleased to announce our 2015 field
dates for the CRRUs "Whales and dolphins of the Moray Firth" project in
northeast Scotland
Our CRRU courses are run in the form of a training / educational internship,
with formal lectures, seminars and presentations by the research team,
practical training in field methodologies and data collection and analysis,
during your direct participation in the research, education and rescue work
of this dynamic and outgoing conservation charity (see
www.crru.org.uk/join_the_team.asp for further details and
www.crru.org.uk/publications.asp for our research publication list). 
This summer, the dates for our 11-day taught programme (with all teams
commencing on a Monday and finishing on a Thursday) will be:

·  Team I: 18 May - 28 May - 3 places remaining

·  Team II: 1 Jun - 11 Jun - 4 places remaining

·  Team III: 15 Jun - 25 Jun - 2 places remaining

·  Team IV: 29 Jun - 9 Jul - 3 places remaining

·  Team V: 13 Jul - 23 Jul - 1 place remaining

·  Team VI: 27 Jul - 6 Aug - 3 places remaining

·  Team VII: 10 Aug - 20 Aug - 3 places remaining

·  Team VIII: 24 Aug - 3 Sep - 5 places remaining

·  Team IX: 7 Sep - 17 Sep - 5 places remaining

·  Team X: 21 Sep - 1 Oct - 5 places remaining


In addition, once again we will be holding a combined field team with taught
GIS course on the following date:


·  Team XI: 5 Oct - 15 Oct* - 8 places remaining


This GIS course will incorporate a custom designed 4-day GIS module
(including course manuals and materials) from GIS In Ecology (
<http://www.gisinecology.com/> www.GISinEcology.com) taught by Dr. Colin
MacLeod/Dr. Michael Tetley, both renowned experts in using GIS in ecological
research, which will consist of a series of background and practical
sessions covering the use of GIS in cetacean and marine research. Practical
elements will include learning how to collect field data at sea and how to
import this data into a Geographic Information System to investigate the
spatial and temporal distribution of identified species and analyse the home
ranges of known individual animals. A combination of ESRI's ArcGIS 10.1
software and an open-source (and licence free) alternative will be used in
this regard, and a uniquely numbered and verifiable certificate of
completion for this GIS module of the course will be provided.


The cost for an 11 day internship in 2015 is 895 GBP, and this will cover
you for full board (all your accommodation and food costs), your full
equipment needs and ALL associated field costs during your stay with us in
the heritage fishing village of Gardenstown in Banff. You'll simply need to
arrange your own travel itinerary to us in Banffshire, northeast Scotland
(nearest airport Dyce, Aberdeen, approx. 1½ hours from the field base by
coach) plus any personal spending money.
The cost for the internship plus GIS course in Oct is 1250 GBP
For further details please visit the CRRU project page at
www.crru.org.uk/join_the_team.asp, or email us directly at info at crru.org.uk
with any questions or to request a copy of the project briefing and
booking/application forms.
We look forward to hearing from you
On behalf of the CRRU team


Dr. Kevin Robinson 

Director, CRRU 

 <mailto:kev.robinson at crru.org.uk> kev.robinson at crru.org.uk 


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