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Dolphin Research Assistant - Cambodia
ORGANIZATION: Khmer Ocean Life
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4 people are interested
Khmer Ocean Life is a new NGO in Cambodia, based in the coastal town of Kampot. The organisation focuses on supporting the conservation of coastal cetacean species (Irrawaddy dolphin, Indo-pacific humpback dolphin) and dugongs through research, capacity building and outreach.
Khmer Ocean Life was founded by two experienced marine mammal researchers and conservationists, with support from the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration.
We are currently looking for marine mammal research interns to join the team from April onwards!
- observational land surveys
- observational boat surveys with community fishers
- passive acoustic monitoring
- social science
- data entry, processing, and analysis
- potential for aerial surveying using drones
- turning findings into reports and articles for peer-review
- responding to marine mammal strandings
- social media and content creation
- education and outreach
Basic internship training schedule
Session 1: Introduction to Khmer Ocean Life
Session 2: Research method training on observational land and boat surveying techniques
Session 3: Marine mammal identification and behaviour training
Session 4: Marine vessel identification training
Session 5: Data sheet and data entry training
Session 6: Drone footage analysis training
Session 8: Theory test
Session 9: Photo ID training
Session 10: GIS training
You are also welcome to conduct your own research or outreach project with us, depending on your interest, skill set and length of stay.
We are looking for individuals with a keen interest in marine mammals and their conservation. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, and hard-working interns that are likely university students or recent graduates. We are looking for those who can join us for a minimum period of two months and are happy to commit to early mornings for surveys.
Project site description:
The project is based in Kampot, Cambodia. The project office and intern accommodation are at the same site. Intern accommodation is fitted with everything you will need, a kitchen, washing machine and even a balcony - it is very comfortable and right in the heart of the town. The accommodation is included in the fee, but your food is not, giving you freedom with your meals and the chance to explore Khmer food as you like.
Application process and costs:
There is a cost associated with this internship, to cover:
- dolphin research training,
What the fee does not cover:
- Insurance and vaccines
There are limited spaces available, if interested, please send a CV/resume to Rose, stating your available dates and desired length of stay, to email@example.com
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Khmer Ocean Life
Kampot, Kampot, Kampot Province J54M, KH
Khmer Ocean Life is a research and conservation organisation, focusing on Cambodian marine megafauna, mainly dolphins and dugongs, and the local people living on the coastline. A lot of Khmer Ocean Life's work involves capacity building, to strengthen research and conservation efforts in Cambodia for years to come. All of the work of Khmer Ocean Life is conducted in close collaboration with the Fisheries Administration of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
Founded in March 2023 by two experienced marine mammal researchers and conservationists, we are a new NGO looking to make a big difference. Our work includes:
- Observational surveys
- Acoustic monitoring
- Strandings and bycatch response
- Social science
- Citizen science
KampotKampot, Kampot Province Cambodia
August 15, 2023
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
- Community Outreach
- Must be at least 18
- 1 month minimum.