[MARMAM] Fwd: Marine Mammal Research Techniques Course - Cape Town, SA. Nov 2019

Simon Elwen simon.elwen at seasearch.co.za
Thu May 30 03:45:17 PDT 2019


Dear Colleagues

Sea Search Research and Conservation will be running a 4 week course on
marine mammal research techniques - see below and attached flyer. We would
greatly appreciate if you could please pass this information around your
departments and to potentially interested undergrad or post-grad students.

Kind regards,
Dr Simon Elwen and Dr Tess Gridley

Information below and attached and contact info at seasearch.co.za   for more
details:

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*Where *- Cape Town,South Africa

*When *- November 2019

*Target audience* - students and early career researchers engaging or
interested in research on marine mammals and other large marine vertebrates.

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Course Summary. This academically intensive course is targeted at students
and postgraduates with a strong interest in a career in  marine mammal
research.



Based on decades on cumulative team experience this course will provide you
with a sound knowledge of survey design, research tools, data collection
and analytical methods to enable you to effectively set up and conduct a
research study on whales and dolphins and efficiently analyse your data.



Course leaders: Dr Simon Elwen & Dr Tess Gridley.

Date: 04 to 29 Nov.

Course Content

 - Survey & Experimental Design

- Photographic  & Video Methods

 - Acoustic research methods

- Shore based tracking

- Behavioural data collection

- Intro to GIS / Telemetry / Strandings / Boat skills


Modules consist of a combination of lectures, discussion, computer based
and field-based practical exercises.


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Simon Elwen Ph.D. NRF Research Fellow at the Mammal Research Institute,
University of Pretoria

Based at Sea Search Research & Conservation -  Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Phone: +27 21 788 1206 (Office SA),      +27 71 139 5951 (Mob SA)

www.seasearch.co.za &  www.namibiandolphinproject.org
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