[MARMAM] Internship oppurtunities with Montenegro Dolphin Research

Aylin Akkaya aakkaya at dmad.org.tr
Tue Apr 26 21:19:23 PDT 2022


The Montenegro Dolphin Research is a scientific project run by Marine

Mammals Research Association (DMAD). Our study is the only long term

research study of marine mammals in Montenegrin and Albanian coastal

waters.  We aim to address questions about marine mammal abundance,

distribution and behavior, define critical habitats and investigate the

impact of major threats, ranging from tourism to seismic practices.  Our

wider attention focuses on the promotion and implementation of awareness

initiatives targeted at the local community, particularly youth and women.

*WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR*

We offer several volunteering and internship positions: this is a valuable

opportunity for graduates that wish to gain experience in the marine mammal

research field, and undergraduates that would like to obtain internship

academic credits.  It could be used to develop a scientific project for BSc

and MSc thesis. However, we are also open to accept applications from

anyone whose love for dolphins is strong and sincere.

 Opportunities are available starting from May 2022 onwards.

*FIELD WORK AND RESPONSIBILITIES *

Performing land-based surveys at least three times a week, including

sunrise and sunset hours;

Performing boat-based surveys once a week, weather allowing

Collecting dolphins sighting and behavior data, as well as environmental

and anthropogenic data;

Operating theodolite and managing its software Pythagoras;

Data entry and analysis;

Cataloging and matching individuals of target species for photo-ID studies

via Discovery software;

Raising stakeholder awareness through conservation actions.

Promoting citizen-science activities

*TRAINING*

The Montenegro Dolphin Research team provides intensive lectures and field

work training as well as constant mentoring every week.

You will be given the chance to learn the most popular methodologies used

in marine mammals research such as:

ArcGIS mapping

Theodolite operation and Pythagoras software;

Photo-identification;

Discovery and Logger 2010 software;

Systematic data collection and data analysis;

Visual and acoustic behaviour of marine mammals

Scientific manuscript and technical report writing skills

*PROJECT PARTICIPATION FEE*

The positions require a contribution fee of 950 Euros/ month which fully

goes to support the project and the participation fee includes;

Accommodation and expenses

Transportation between the project sites within Montenegro

Training and lectures

Scientific support

Field work

Use of the equipment

 Applicants are responsible for their transportation to/from Montenegro,

meals, insurance (all participants should have health and/or travel

insurance) and personal expenses.

*HOW TO APPLY*

Email your CV to info at dmad.org.tr, explaining why you are the perfect asset
for our team and which goals you hope to achieve with us!

Please mention the PERIOD OF INTEREST AND DURATION OF AVAILABILITY!

If you wish to have more info about our work and get to know us better

follow our websites:

DMAD - Marine Mammals Research Association

https://www.instagram.com/marinemammalsresearch/

https://www.facebook.com/DMADforNature/

All the best,

*Dr. Aylin Akkaya*
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