[MARMAM] CETASMUS 2016 – Internship in North Western Mediterranean Sea

Pao Tepsich paola.tepsich at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 02:03:35 PST 2016


CETASMUS 2016 – Internship in North Western Mediterranean Sea








CIMA Research Foundation is a private non-profit research organization
aimed at the advancement of science and engineering in environmentally
related fields, focusing on public health and safety, civil protection and
the preservation of terrestrial and water-related ecosystems.



CIMA RF is based in Savona, Italy, and it is seeking
undergraduate/postgraduate students for the CETASMUS PROGRAM 2015. General
details about the CETASMUS program can be found here (
http://www.cimafoundation.org/en/pelagic-biodiversity/)



In particular open positions refer to three different projects:



·  FERRIES – this project is held in collaboration with a national ferry
company. CETASMUS interns will be on-board of ferries operating between
Italy and Corsica /Sardinia at least twice a week and they will be part of
the Marine Mammal Observer team working on the ferries. (more info at
http://www.cimafoundation.org/en/cima-foundation/aboard-ferries/)



· ZIPHIUS – this project is focused on the local Cuvier’s beaked whale
population and it foresees surveys in the Ligurian, Corsica and Tyrrhenian
Seas onboard of a 18m long dedicated research sailing vessel. Each survey
usually last 3-5 consecutive days. CETAMSUS interns will assist researchers
with data collection, photo-id as well as actively participating in life
on-board (more info at
http://www.cimafoundation.org/en/cima-foundation/ziphius/)



· WHALE WATCHING – this project is held in collaboration with the regional
consortium of research institutions aiming to collect data aboard whale
watching vessels operating in Liguria. interns will take part to daily
surveys (4-6 hours) all along the whale watching season



Successful applicants will be assigned to *one of the three projects*.



These are full-time positions requiring a 5-months commitment from May
through September. Because of the training required, applicants must be
willing to commit to the fulltime project: all interns will be trained in
cetacean observation and identification, in line-transect survey protocols
and photo-identification.



Qualifications

- Applicants must be reliable, motivated and team oriented, have a positive
attitude as well as a genuine interest in marine mammal sciences;

- Applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in biology,
environmental sciences or a related major;

- Applicants must be adaptable and patient as fieldwork is highly weather
dependent. This means a lot of data-entry work during bad weather and long
consecutive days in the field when weather permits;

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and previous experience with GIS.

- Previous field experience is preferred.



These positions are an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in pursuing a career in marine mammal research to
strengthen their skills and above all to gain practical experience in the
field. Preference will be given to students willing to develop a thesis or
a personal project. Topics will be agreed with CIMA Researchers



These are unpaid positions and successful applicants are responsible for
their own transportation expenses to and from Italy and for accommodation in
 Savona during the entire staying.

All costs related to at sea surveys will be covered by CIMA RF



If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV
and a cover letter via email to *paola.tepsich at cimafoundation.org
<paola.tepsich at cimafoundation.org>*

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