[MARMAM] Call for Marine Mammal Observers for surveys in Macaronesia (CETUS Project - Isabel Sousa Pinto)

Ana Mafalda Tomás Correia anamafaldacorreia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 07:48:19 PDT 2019

The Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR)
/ Faculty of Sciences from University of Porto (FCUP)is in its 8th year of
cetacean monitoring in Macaronesia aboard cargo ships. This year, routes
will be from Continental Portugal (Porto/Lisbon) to Madeira (Caniçal) and
Continental Portugal to Azores (Ponta Delgada/Horta/Praia da Vitória). We
are seeking for volunteers for the 2019 MMOs team for the following survey
periods: 1. End of June to August 2019; 2. End of August to October 2019. *You
can either apply for one or two survey periods, but you can only be
selected for one of them*.

*The internship includes:*

- An intensive training on monitoring protocol, cetacean identification and
data processing and analysis;

- Round-trip sea-surveys departing from Mainland Portugal in the routes
stated above;

- Free time to visit Mainland Portugal and the Islands;

- Food and accommodation during on-board periods (both sailing and in the
visiting ports);

- Accommodation in Porto (Mainland Portugal) during the training and
in-between sea campaigns.

The program is based in Porto where volunteers will be welcomed to receive
the training in the monitoring protocol and accommodated in-between sea
campaigns. Each campaign can last up to 2 months on the same route.

We encourage the use of this experience for university reports or
internships (given that the course director allows it) or for other
scientific results (presentation at conferences, scientific papers, …).
Successful applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in
biology or related, be reliable, dedicated, adaptable and patient, as this
work is highly weather dependent and requires consecutive days of work at
sea. Relevant experience at sea and with cetacean monitoring is preferable.


- Accident or travel or university insurance that cover foreign countries
(specifically Portugal);

- Payment of 50€ caution (this will be returned at the end of the
internship provided you are responsible with survey material and
accommodations both in land and in the ship);

- Volunteers are in charge of their own travel arrangements and living
costs when in land;

- Trip costs between boarding ports and land accommodation are not covered
(a couple of train trips between Porto and Lisbon may be required);

- This volunteer position does not requires a monetary contribution.

Application deadline is *May 4th*. Results will be announced by the end of
May (a skype interview may be required). To apply please send a Motivation
Letter (state whether you are applying for the 1stor the 2nd period, or
both) and a *Short* Curriculum Vitae (highlight experience in cetacean
monitoring) to cetusproject.pt at gmail.com. We will confirm your application
was received so check your inbox and *if you do not receive a confirmation
email within 2 working days, please send the email again or contact us
through facebook.*

For more information feel free to contact us through e-mail (
cetusproject at gmail.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/CetusProject/) and
check our website (*www.*cetusproject.com).


*Ana Mafalda Correia*

Bolseira Doutoramento / PhD Student

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CIIMAR | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of
the University of Porto

Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões

Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N

4450-208 Matosinhos | Portugal | Tel. (+351) 223 401 805

E-mail: eafonso at ciimar.up.pt <xxxxxxxx at ciimar.up.pt> | www.ciimar.up.pt |

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