[MARMAM] Cetacean Research/Field Training in Comoros Islands, Indian Ocean

aylin akkaya akkayaaylin at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 13 03:01:47 PDT 2018

Cetacean Research/Field Training in Comoros Islands, Indian Ocean
Moidjio C.R.C.A.D. (Centre for Research Conservation and Devolpment) and the Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) are happy to announce the upcoming cetacean research and field training in the Comoros Island, Indian Ocean. The training is going to take place between 15th September 2018 and 15th October 2018. Joining our team of international researchers is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain important scientific, analysing and conservation skills in the marine mammal research field.
Patners involved:
Moidjio C.R.C.A.D. is the host organisation and is a French/Comorian research and conseration centre based in the Comoros islands. It primary aim is conservation through science and help to the development of local initiatives for the sustainable use of biodiversity. This translates by putting together scientific programs on several taxa that will help to conserve ecosystems and the incredible biodiversity of Comoros islands. Moidjio C.R.C.A.D. works on marine mammals, marine turtles, costal environment, Livingstone bats, Lemurs, tropical forests and sustainable agriculture. Our key species is the humpback whales that migrate in the area for breeding and nursing, but we also focus on other species such as False killer whales, Beaked whales, spinner dolphins and pantropical spotted dolphins.The Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) was founded in 2015 in Turkey, realising the important knowledge and conservation gap on cetaceans and is conducting scientific research and conservation actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea since then. We address questions about marine mammals' abundance, distribution and behaviour, to define critical habitats and investigate the impact of major threats. In addition to our research effort, our attention also focuses on the promotion and implementation of awareness initiatives targeted at the local communities particularly youth. 

Training We will provide lectures, workshops and fieldwork training in:*       Observation and identification of various cetacean species*       Abundance and distribution of cetaceans*       Behavioural observations*       Acoustics using PAMGuard and Raven Pro.*       Photo-ID and Discovery software*       Scientific data analysis*       ArcGIS mapping software*       Theodolite operation
Accomodation & Facilities
Basic accommodation in the village of Chindini and local food prepared by our own Comorian cook, are included in the participation fee. Volunteers will have a bed in a shared room with access to a communal kitchen and bathroom.
The place is located in Chindini village in the South of Grande Comore. There are plenty of outdoor activities to choose such us hiking, snorkling, lying on sandy beaches and birdwatching. On the weekends, you will have free time to travel across the country and visit the nearby attractions.

Project FeeThe project partcipation fee is 900 pound/month which includes:*         Accommodation*         Food (3 meals a day) only local food.*         Entire trainings*         Field work*         Use of the equipments*         Project related transportation within the country*         Development village fee.
Not included in the fee is:*         Transportation to/from Comoros Islands*         Off programs activities.*         Visa (30 Euros on arrival)*         All participants should have health and/or travel insurance*** Certificate of Participation will be provided after the training.
How to ApplyPlease send your CV and cover letter to  akkayaaylinn at gmail.com, and explain the reasons why you would be the perfect asset for our team of researchers and which goals you hope to achieve with us! If you wish to have more info about the work of the researchers follow us here:www.dmad.org.trhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-wambergue-7baa8b44/?locale=en_UShttps://www.instagram.com/marinemammalsresearch_dmad/?hl=trhttps://www.facebook.com/DMADforNature/      DMADforNAture

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