Ofertas de prácticas

AP MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANCY LTD

Requisitos

– Academic background on a marine sciences subject (marine biology, marine ecology, oceanography, ichthyology, aquaculture, fisheries etc) – Knowledge of MS Office – Knowledge of English language – Responsibility and organization skills – Team spirit and ability to cooperate
*Student can work on there project and at the same time on the current projects of the company *AP Marine do not cover any insurance or expenses of the internship

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Duties/responsibilities of the student:
– confirming their employment status and ensuring that they are covered by the placement provider’s insurance or overseas equivalent, during the placement
– taking out adequate travel and personal accident insurance if working overseas
– completing an induction into their placement organisation and completing a health and safety checklist
– familiarizing themselves with the organisation’ s health and safety policy and taking all reasonable measures to ensure their own health and safety and that of others
– conducting themselves in a manner appropriate to a representative of the University and their placement provider
– informing their line manager and tutor of any major problems that may arise during the work experience
– seeking feedback from the placement provider on their performance and the organisation of the work experience
Participation in the following projects:
– Ecological Habitat Assessments
– Near shore surveys
Ecological surveys are the basic tool incorporated into almost every study AP Marine carries out. A variety of methodologies are utilized on various habitats whether these are sandy and muddy bottoms, seagrass meadows or hard substrate bottoms, shallow or deep sites. Ecological surveys consist of macrofaunal surveys, algal and angiosperm surveys, surveys on ichthyofauna, as well as general descriptions of biomes ecosystems and biodiversity. Scientists at AP Marine specialise in taxonomy and particularly in macrofaunal identification, with many samples being processed every year. Internship students will gain the experience of learning in depth how to sort the samples properly and the proper way of how to do macrofaunal identification.

– Environmental Impact Assessments
Man-made structures and activities in the marine environment are subject to Environmental legislation and must undergo an evaluation process after the submission of the relevant EIA study subject to EU and Cypriot law. Most anthropogenic activities in the marine environment affect the ecology and diversity of an area therefore ecological assessment and habitat mapping are important. AP Marine has over the years acquired the expertise in carrying out EIAs. Samples are collected to assess the current impact of the activity or in cases where activity has not started the current state of the aquatic environment prior to the onset of impact. Following analysis, the results are used to compile a comprehensive and detailed EIA study. Internship students will gain the experience of learning how to make an actual EIA study by conducting scientific diving, collecting data and then analyze them in order to help with the final report. If the internship students cannot dive, they will still gain the experience on this category.
– Underwater and on-board data collection of abiotic and biotic samples
– Bio-Statistical analysis, marine species identification, habitat mapping, bathymetric cartography, underwater imagery, scientific and technical diving
Internship students will gain the experience of conducting scientific dives by collecting macrofaunal samples for identification and understanding the habitat of the area, collect data on board like salinity and atmospheric oxygen and also fish samples to measure the length, weight, maturity and age rearing by extracting otoliths. If the internship students cannot dive, they will still gain the experience on this category.
– Artificial Reefs and hard substrate monitoring
Acquiring knowhow and training from the Fisheries Research Institute in Kavala, Greece, AP Marine has gained unique scientific knowhow regarding artificial reefs and experiences in the eastern Mediterranean. Extensive training, research and survey work regarding artificial reefs and wrecks (as artificial reefs) has been carried out since 2009. Site location criteria are utilized, and surveys are undertaken to assess the potential of areas for artificial reef siting which include sediment criteria, visual census, macrofaunal and experimental fishing methods. In 2009 AP Marine carried out the first study in Cyprus regarding new site selection for a wreck to be situated for recreational diving purposes. Internship students will gain the experience of conducting scientific dives in order to see how artificial reefs are been monitored. If the internship students cannot dive, they will still gain the experience on this category.
– Marine Habitat Assessment
Most studies relating to the marine environment require input regarding the types of habitats that are present in particular areas. Identification and categorisation of marine habitats are important for conservation and protection purposes especially where there is a high pressure for coastal development. AP Marine’s capabilities and scientific background enables the categorisation and assessment of marine habitats. This is done utilising a variety of methods including scientific diving, acoustic survey methods (single beam sonar, side-scan sonar, bathymetry) combined with ground truthing, sampling, and GIS mapping. On site surveys scientific diving methods are employed as well as sampling, visual techniques such as photography and videography as well as the collection of local knowledge and historic data are additionally utilized so that a complete idea about a specific area is created. Internship students will gain the experience of learning how get data through a variety of scientific methods. If the internship students cannot dive, they will still gain the experience of this category.
– Experimental Fishing Surveys
Since 2006 AP Marine has carried out for the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, in collaboration with the Fisheries Research Institute (Hellenic Agricultural Organization – Demetera) the MEDITS Survey (International Bottom Trawl Survey In the Mediterranean). The MEDITS survey program produces basic information on benthic and demersal fish species in term of population distribution as well as demographic structure, through systematic bottom trawling, on the continental shelve and along the upper slopes in the Mediterranean Sea. Internship students will gain the experience of collecting data while they will be working on-board and also learn to work under different circumstances.
*All these projects depend on the time period of the year.

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AP Marine Environmental Consultancy Ltd
P.O. Box 26728 1647 NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Tel.: +357 22 331660 Fax: + 357 22 339959
e-mail: apmarine@valicom.com.cy
www.apmarine.com.cy
Skills and qualities of the student:
– Academic background on a marine sciences subject (marine biology, marine ecology, oceanography, ichthyology, aquaculture, fisheries etc) – Knowledge of MS Office – Knowledge of English language – Responsibility and organization skills – Team spirit and ability to cooperate
*Student can work on there project and at the same time on the current projects of the company *AP Marine do not cover any insurance or expenses of the internship

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