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Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation
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Coastal biodiversity/ invasive species research; internship,

Post Date:Jul 18, 2017Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:Volunteer
Location: Greece - Samos - Eastern Aegean Islands Job Reference:
Skills:
• Graduate/ Student of Marine, Environmental, Geographical or related sciences
• Fluency of English language
• Ability to carry out snorkeling / kayak surveys
• 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:
For over 15 years, Archipelagos has been monitoring the biodiversity of shallow, littoral zone ecosystems of the eastern Aegean Sea. The data collected enables us to get an understanding of local conditions, ecosystem changes, processes and threats. Surveys have a wide range of focus, including:
• Conducting biodiversity assessments (fish, invertebrates and algae) and analyzing the spread of local vs invasive species.
• Determining impacts of the factors threatening protected species and ecosystems, as well as colonization rates.
• The collection of data regarding invasive species via underwater visual census (UVC) surveys, questionnaires and recordings of fisheries’ landings.
• The creation of GIS maps which provide an overview of species distribution
• Experimenting on sustainable mooring systems and artificial reefs.


Comments:
http://archipelago.gr/en/get-involved/placements-and-internships/



Contact Information
Kleopatra Delaveri
Pythagorio, Samos, Greece
Pythagorio 83103
Greece
Ph: 00302273061191
Email: admissions@archipelago.gr


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