Positions: Marine Mammal Research and Conservation
Type: 3 to 12 months, unpaid, monthly fee includes accom., meals, more (see below)
Organization: Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation
Location: Pythagorio 83103, Samos, Greece / Aegean Sea
Background: The eastern Aegean is a region rich in marine biodiversity, including cetacean (dolphins and whales), monk seals and sea turtles. Numerous of these species are listed as at risk, vulnerable and/or endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), as their habitats have been significantly impacted by human presence and activities.
Description: The goal of the Archipelagos marine mammal research team is to monitor the regional status of marine mammal populations and their habitats in the eastern Aegean, a region where data relating to these species is largely lacking. By gathering knowledge on species populations and their respective threats, the research team identifies critical habitats that are especially susceptible to human and environmental impacts. Projects have a wide range of focus, including:
These projects provide field-work and hands-on research opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students who have achieved a bachelor’s or master’s degree, and who are looking to gain experience outside of the classroom. The skills and expertise acquired through this internship are useful towards a professional career in marine biology and environmental management.
A minimum duration of 3 months is highly recommended for all participants, although shorter placements can be tailored to the needs of groups and individuals. Placements can last as long as 12 months.
Archipelagos’ research bases and stations in the eastern Aegean Sea, on the islands of Samos and Lipsi.
Monthly fees of 650 euro include:
Students and recent graduates are advised to explore possible funding through their universities, by getting in touch with the Finance / International Relations / Placement / Erasmus+ Offices at their Universities or other relevant grant providing organizations in their region.
*Travelling costs are NOT included and are covered by the participant.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 5 2018 ID: 48128