[MARMAM] BAS Research Assistant - Satellite image analysis

Connor Bamford - BAS conord48 at bas.ac.uk
Mon Nov 15 06:10:19 PST 2021

The British Antarctic Survey is seeking to appoint six research assistants to spend 4 weeks analysing and classifying satellite images of whales between 1st January and 31st March as part of a NERC funded project studying whale densities in the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Software licences for ArcGIS will be provided, and the positions will be paid at a rate of £357/week. Work will be conducted remotely, with regular online meetings for training and review of progress.

Prior experience with ArcGIS software is essential. Prior field experience with cetacean surveys is essential, and that experience with aerial surveys is highly desirable. You will gain experience in satellite imagery analysis of whales and have a co-authorship contribution to the subsequent publication(s) from this work. For more details of the image analysis methodology please see Cubaynes et al. (2019) and Bamford et al. (2020).

Interested applicants, please send a covering letter (an expression of interest in the project explaining your experience and reasons for applying) and a two-page CV to Connor Bamford (conord48 at bas.ac.uk<mailto:conord48 at bas.ac.uk>) by Friday 3rd December 2021. This opportunity is only available to UK passport holders or those with the permission to work in the UK.

Bamford C. C. G., Kelly N., Dalla Rosa L., Cade D. E., Fretwell P. T., Trathan P. N., Cubaynes H. C., Mesquita A., Gerrish L., Friedlaender A. S., et al. (2020). A comparison of baleen whale density estimates derived from overlapping satellite imagery and a shipborne survey. Sci Rep 10: 12985. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69887-y

Cubaynes H. C., Fretwell P. T., Bamford C., Gerrish L., Jackson J. A. (2019). Whales from space: Four mysticete species described using new VHR satellite imagery. Mar. Mamm. Sci. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mms.12544

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