The Shallow Marine Surveys Group
conducts research through diving and exploration in the South Atlantic. Founded in 2006, we are a group of marine scientists, dive enthusiasts, and volunteers from the local community, all with a desire to contribute towards high quality marine ecological science, inshore resource assessments, conservation and education. Based in the Falkland Islands, we operate throughout the Falklands archipelago and the South Atlantic; most recently South Georgia, Ascension Island, St Helena Islands, and Tristan da Cunha.
SMSG welcomes contact from local and international organisations who wish to collaborate on marine research or seek advice on the logistics of research in the South Atlantic. We also invite contact from postgraduate students who may be considering proposals for research in inshore marine ecological studies.
Be sure to check our web blog for the latest expedition and new highlights!
Marine Geospatial Scientist -Coastal Habitat Mapping
Closing Date: Friday 5th May 2017
The position will co-ordinate / manage the ‘Mapping Falklands and South Georgia coastal margins for spatial planning Project’ being delivered over a period of two years.
The Coastal Mapping Project is being funded by Defra through the Darwin Plus initiative. SAERI has been tasked with undertaking geospatial analyses of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia coastal margins.
The Coastal Mapping Project aims to utilise technological and objective-based analyses with mixed resolution satellite imagery, spatial data and local expert knowledge in an integrated probabilistic approach. Habitat maps produced will emphasise baseline measurement, providing a sound basis for planning, decision-making and monitoring.
The post is being offered on a 12 month basis initially as SAERI is due to move to an incorporated status in the latter months of 2017.
You should be / have:
- PhD qualified - or studying towards a PhD - in coastal or marine geospatial science and analysis or related area
- At least 5 years post graduate experience working in geospatial science and analyses
- At least 3 years’ experience with coastal and/or marine habitat delineation and modelling
- A high level of computer literacy with an awareness of model building e.g. Python, R, Matlab