[MARMAM] Khmer Ocean Life - Marine Mammal Internship in Cambodia

Khmer Ocean Life cambodiadolphinproject at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 21:22:48 PDT 2023

*Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Internship – Coastal Cambodia *

Khmer Ocean Life is a new NGO in Cambodia, based in the coastal town of
Kampot. The organisation focuses on supporting the conservation of coastal
cetacean species (Irrawaddy dolphin, Indo-pacific humpback dolphin) and
dugongs through research, capacity building and outreach.

Khmer Ocean Life was founded by two experienced marine mammal researchers
and conservationists, with support from the Royal Government of Cambodia’s
Fisheries Administration.

We are currently looking for marine mammal research interns to join the
team from *May 2023 until the end of 2024!*

*Project activities:  *

·  observational land surveys

·  observational boat surveys with community fishers

·  photo-identification

·  passive acoustic monitoring

·  social science

·  data entry, processing, and analysis

·  potential for aerial surveying using drones

·  turning findings into reports and articles for peer-review

·  responding to marine mammal strandings

·  social media and content creation

·  education and outreach

*Basic internship training schedule*

Session 1: Introduction to Khmer Ocean Life

Session 2: Research method training on observational land and boat
surveying techniques

Session 3: Marine mammal identification and behaviour training

Session 4: Marine vessel identification training

Session 5: Data sheet and data entry training

Session 6: Drone footage analysis training

Session 8: Theory test

Session 9: Photo ID training

Session 10: GIS training

You are also welcome to conduct your own research or outreach project with
us, depending on your interest, skill set and length of stay.

*Internship requirements:*

We are looking for individuals with a keen interest in marine mammals and
their conservation. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, and
hard-working interns that are likely university students or recent
graduates. We are looking for those who can join us for a minimum period of
two months and are happy to commit to early mornings for surveys.

*Project site description:*

The project is based in Kampot, Cambodia. The project office and intern
accommodation are at the same site. Intern accommodation is fitted with
everything you will need, a kitchen, washing machine and even a balcony –
it is very comfortable and right in the heart of the town. The
accommodation is included in the fee, but your food is not, giving you
freedom with your meals and the chance to explore Khmer food as you like.

*Application process and costs:*

There is a cost associated with this internship, to cover :

· accommodation

· dolphin research training

What the fee does not cover:

·       lights

·       food

·       insurance and vaccines

There are limited spaces available, if interested, please send a CV/resume
to Rose, stating your available dates and desired length of stay, to
cambodiadolphinproject at gmail.com
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