ersin bas ersinbas07 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 23:53:46 PDT 2016

Marine Mammals Research Association and National History of Montenegro is
currently seeking for volunteers in Montenegro. The project will be running
year round, starting from September 2016 and is focused on the conservation
of marine mammals through combining research and education. Therefore,
while marine mammal abundance, distribution, behaviour and threats will be
monitored through boat and land surveys, active involvement of stakeholders
to the projects will also be supported. This project provides an excellent
opportunity for post-grads, students and individuals interested in getting
more experience and knowledge in the field of marine mammal research.

VOLUNTEERS are primarily responsible for behavioural data collection,
theodolite operation, photographing cetacean individuals and cataloguing
dolphin/monk seal pictures, data entry. Training will be provided
beforehand. In addition, there will be ArcGIS and SPSS courses running
which will be free for volunteers during their stay. The land surveys will
be min of twice a week and boat surveys will be once a week, depending on
the weather. There will be an opportunity to undertake a personal research
project and write a publication supervised by the project director.

REQUIREMENTS Applicant are expected to be graduates or students of a BSc
degree in biology, marine biology or zoology and able to demonstrate
previous experience in the field of research and conservation. Knowledge on
marine mammal species is advantage. Practical experience of
photo-identification (both photography and matching) and theodolite
operation is desirable. The applicant must be fluent in English, proficient
with database and word processing software and be willing to learn new
software applications.

Volunteers must be self-motivated, with the drive and determination to work
independently and responsibly, and with a true interest in marine

The minimum duration of the placements is normally 2 complete months. We
may make exceptions for potential participants to apply for a shorter

PROJECT FEE This position is unpaid and requires a contribution fee of 500
euro per month, which covers the accommodation, equipment, training and
working expenses for the participants.

Participants should cover their own travel expenses to Montenegro where all
projects start/end.

TO APPLY Send CV and cover letter by e-mail to akkayaaylinn at gmail.com

Deadline for Applications: *Wednesday 31th August 2016.*

Dr. Aylin Akkaya Bas

Project Director of Marine Mammals Research Association

*info at dmad.org.trt*

*www.dmad.org.tr <http://www.dmad.org.tr/>*
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