[MARMAM] volunteer recruitment for the Montenegro Dolphin Project

Elisa Gaggioli gaggioli.elisa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 10:08:45 PDT 2017



The Montenegro Dolphin Project is a scientific project born from the
partnership between the Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) and the
Natural History Association of Montenegro. Our study is the first long term
research study of marine mammals in Montenegrin coastal waters. We aim to
address questions about marine mammal abundance, distribution and behavior,
define critical habitats and investigate the impact of major threats. Our
wider attention focuses on the promotion and implementation of awareness
initiatives targeted at the local community, particularly youth.


We offer several volunteering and internship positions: this is an
extremely valuable opportunity for graduates, that wish to gain experience
in the marine mammal research field, and undergraduates, that would like to
obtain internship academic credits. It could be used to develop a
scientific project for *BSc *and* MSc thesis. *However, we are also open to
accept applications from anyone whose love for dolphins is strong and

Opportunities are available between *MAY – SEPTEMBER 2017*. The minimum
duration of the placements is *2 MONTHS*, with possible exceptions for
skilled candidates.

*Please note one of these positions will be given to a graduate or student
with background in media communication, who will be responsible to
strengthen the "social face" of our project.*


-True interest for marine conservation, self-motivation, maturity and
ability to work responsibly;

-Ability to cohabit in a dynamic and multicultural environment;

-Respect for the organization's rules and willingness to follow standards
and procedures;

-Proven experience of working effectively as part of a team;

-Fluent English (both spoken and written) and good communication skills;

-High computer literacy and willingness to learn new software applications.

Background in marine biology and previous fieldwork experience are an


-Performing land-based surveys at least three times a week, including
sunrise and sunset hours;

-Performing boat-based surveys at least once a week: boat surveys can be
long and often tiring, so you are expected to feel comfortable on board and
prepared to handle motion sickness.

-Collecting dolphins sighting and behavior data, as well as environmental
and anthropogenic data;

-Operating theodolite and managing its software Pythagoras;

-Data entry and analysis;

-Cataloging and matching individuals of target species for photo-ID studies
via Discovery software;

-Raising stakeholder awareness.


The Montenegro Dolphin Project team will provide lectures and field work
training as well as constant mentoring.

You will be given the chance to learn the most popular methodologies used
in marine mammals research such as:

-Theodolite operation and Pythagoras software;

-Photo-ID and Discovery software;

-Data entry and analysis;



The positions are unpaid and require a contribution fee of* 600 euros /
month *which includes:

-Accommodation and expenses

-Internet access

-Training and lectures

-Scientific support

-Field work

-Use of the equipment

Applicants are responsible for their transportation to/from Montenegro,
meals, insurance (all participants should have health and/or travel
insurance) and personal expenses.


Email your CV and cover letter to admin at dmad.org.tr (Elisa Gaggioli)
explaining why you are the perfect asset for our team and which goals you
hope to achieve with us! Please mention the PERIOD OF INTEREST AND DURATION

If you wish to have more info about our work and get to know us better
follow our websites:


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


Facebook page:

*www.facebook.com/DMADforNature/ <http://www.facebook.com/DMADforNature/>*
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