[MARMAM] URGENT CALL FOR MARINE MAMMAL VOLUNTEERS IN ANTALYA BAY, TURKEY
akkayaaylin at yahoo.com
Wed May 25 05:17:21 PDT 2016
MARINEMAMMAL VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR A LONG TERM PROJECT
Marine Mammals ResearchAssociation (www.dmad.org.tr) is currently seeking for volunteers, based in Fethiyeand Antalya, to start as soon as possible. The project is focused on theconservation of marine mammals through combining research and education. Therefore,while marine mammal abundance, distribution, behaviour and threats will bemonitored through boat and land surveys, active involvement of stakeholders tothe projects will also be supported. This project provides an excellentopportunity for post-grads, students and individuals interested in getting moreexperience and knowledge in the field of marine mammal research.
VOLUNTEERS are primarilyresponsible 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 beArcGIS and SPSS courses running which will be free for volunteers during theirstay. There will be an opportunity to undertake a personal research projectsupervised by the project director.
Volunteers must beself-motivated, with the drive and determination to work independently andresponsibly, and with a true interest in marine conservation.
This position is unpaidand requires a contribution fee of 500 euro per month, which covers theaccommodation, equipment, training and working expenses for the participants. Participants should cover their own travel expenses to Turkey.
Send CV and cover letterby e-mail to akkayaaylinn at gmail.com
Dr. Aylin Akkaya Bas
Project Directorof Marine Mammals Research Association
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