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Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation
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Gis applications for environmental conservation; internship

Post Date:Jan 24, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:Volunteer
Location: Greece - Samos - Eastern Aegean Islands Job Reference:
• Graduate/ Student of Environmental, Geographical or related sciences
• Fluency of English language
• Experience in using GIS software, QGIS, ArcGIS & Image Composite Editor
• Good eye for detail /high standard of work presentation
• Excellent organizational and self – management skills
• Strong desire to help Archipelagos’ conservation efforts
• Ability to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team
• Motivation to live in a small island community

Job Description:
In order to achieve effective environmental conservation in different areas of the Aegean Islands, habitats, species and threats need to be accurately identified. Unfortunately, the region has not been mapped in enough detail to allow this. During all field surveys, both marine and terrestrial, the paths, locations and relevant points of interest for wildlife and habitats are marked and recorded so that a database of GIS material can be created. Main GIS projects include:
• Participating in fieldwork in order to log tracks, locations and points of interest on a GPS device.
• kayak-based and boat-based surveys for mapping Posidonia oceanic seagrass meadows, and analysis of data with specialized software
• Creating maps for various in-house and external projects, using both raw and secondary GIS data.
• GIS analysis of both marine and terrestrial habitats and ecosystems.
• Creating “participatory GIS maps” based on the data collected from local communities.


Contact Information
Kleopatra Delaveri
Pythagorio, Samos, Greece
Pythagorio 83103
Ph: 00302273061191

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