[MARMAM] Experienced acousticians wanted for South Georgia right whale cruise Jan-Feb 2018

Jackson, Jennifer A. jeck at bas.ac.uk
Fri Jul 7 08:16:25 PDT 2017


Dear Marmam,

We are looking for two experienced cetacean acousticians to be part of our EU BEST research project cruise to South Georgia and Shag Rocks, departing from Stanley (Falkland Islands) on 22 January 2018 for four weeks. The work will be focused on real-time detection, localisation and tracking of southern right whales using DiFAR sonobuoys. The research platform will be RV Song of the Whale (http://www.marineconservationresearch.co.uk/rv-song-of-the-whale/).

Applications will only be considered from acousticians who are experienced in the setting up, deployment, data acquisition and analysis of acoustic data derived from DIFAR sonobuoys using PAMGuard, in order to locate and track baleen whales. Addtionally, more general cetacean field survey experience is required, particularly from sailing vessels.  Experience of troubleshooting acoustic hardware and software in the field is also necessary. Data acquisition, analysis and whale tracking will be conducted 24/7 in real-time to maximize sighting opportunities. Sailing experience, and experience of right whale acoustics would be an advantage. If you wish to apply, please respond with a quote for costs and CV demonstrating suitability for the requirements set out above.

Application deadline Monday 17th July 2017.

Thanks and best wishes,

Jen


Dr Jen Jackson
Molecular Geneticist
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0ET
Tel +44- 1223-221358
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