[MARMAM] Montenegro Dolphin Research (MDR) positions available

DMAD Marine Mammals Research Association info at dmad.org.tr
Tue Oct 4 23:00:00 PDT 2022


THE PROJECT

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 January 2023 onwards. This
project runs year round with prefered arrival within the first week, or
just before, of candidates prefered month. The minimum duration of the
placements is 2 MONTHS, with possible exceptions for skilled candidates.



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 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; for volunteers it is €840/month
for the first 2 months and €780 for any month more; for interns, it's
€940/month for the first 2 months and €880 for any month more. All of which
goes directly to supporting the projects and the participation fee includes:

-Accommodation

-Transportation between the project sites within and between Montenegro and
Albania

-Training and lectures

-Scientific support

-Field work

-Use of  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 and motivation letter 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

www.dmad.org.tr

https://www.instagram.com/DMADforNature/

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

All the best,


*Thalia de Haas*

*Volunteer Coordinator of Montenegro Dolphin Research*

*Researcher of DMAD-Marine Mammals Research Association *

*WhatsApp +31645402061*

*Skype: thalia.dehaas*

*Thalia.deHaas at dmad.org.tr <thalia.dehaas at dmad.org.tr>*

*https://www.instagram.com/marinevagabond
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*General*

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