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Applications are invited for a Postgraduate Marine Scientist to support our marine survey and research and consultancy services. Training will be available in a range of survey techniques, marine mapping and modelling. You will need to be a highly motivated, collaborative team player, communicate effectively with the Marine Spatial Planning Manager, the wider department, and foster excellent relations with stakeholders and partners.

The role will focus on developing our understanding of PMFs habitats in Shetland (and beyond) in relation to marine activities and user, in particular fisheries, through marine surveys including DDV, multi-beam surveys, as well as developing predictive habitat maps. You will be expected to present at meetings, conferences and to the public/stakeholders, and will be an active member of the wider department.  Deadline: 5 May.

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Ocean Visions seeks a Program Officer to help support and coordinate all aspects of the Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions (OV-UN DCC) and the Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS) program. This includes organizing and/or helping to facilitate various functions and initiatives, assisting with the creation of new expert groups (e.g. communities of practice, task forces, working groups, etc.), organizing webinars and workshops, fundraising, and more. The focal areas for both the OV-UN DCC and GEOS include advancing ocean-based solutions to ameliorating climate change, building equitable solutions for the climate resiliency of critical marine ecosystems and coastal communities, regeneration of ecosystems and biodiversity to counter the impacts of climate change, and building ocean-based food security in the face of climate impacts. Candidate review will begin on March 27 2023 and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.

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Australian National University are seeking a postdoc to work on ocean modeling and tides. This position presents an opportunity for a motivated early career researcher to work with the Climate and Fluid Physics (CFP) group and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) at the Research School of Earth Sciences. The role will include running and analysing high resolution ocean model simulations to examine the influence of tides on ocean heat uptake and other key processes relevant to the climate system. Deadline: 30 April 2023

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The New York Senior Field Representative provides grassroots support for Oceana’s U.S. campaigns by working in the state of New York to reduce plastic pollution, prevent the expansion of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting, protect the North Atlantic right whale, promote responsible fishing practices, and defend core environmental laws like the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This position focuses on building support for our plastics campaign at the local and state level in New York, building on our winning model to stop the expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling activities by engaging community leaders and business leaders, and generating support for Oceana’s responsible fishing campaigns over time and as needed. This position will be able to leverage existing networks throughout New York to support Oceana’s campaigns and build a network of ocean advocates within the state. 

This position reports to the Field Manager and over time, will fill the role of advisor/mentor to other field staff. The Senior Field Representative works independently to execute campaign plans in New York, carrying out tasks necessary to meet campaign objectives, tracking timelines, and reporting on progress. Field staff manage a varied and high-volume workload. This position requires initiative and an ability to work on individual deadlines, while also engaging fully as part of a dynamic and high-performing team. Travel and in-person work is required.

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Restore America’s Estuaries is looking to hire a student, ideally a graduate student, on a part time basis for remote work. This person would assist in the necessary research and development to update the Coastal Restoration Toolkit.

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In this varied role, you’ll tackle a range of work centred on marine enforcement at sea and on land. Day-to-day, you could be doing anything from inspecting boats at sea to carrying out surveys of fish stocks and habitats. You will be trained in carrying out enforcement of fisheries and MPA legislation and you’ll ensure that anyone fishing in the Kent & Essex IFCA district, either commercially or recreationally, complies with the Marine & Coastal Access Act and other marine, environmental and sea fisheries legislation.

Salary: KR7/8 (£23,512 to £30,657) + 10% anti-social uplift

Location: Brightlingsea, Essex

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Dr. Megan Jones is seeking a highly motivated Master’s student to contribute to applied research on narratives of inclusion and equity in fish and wildlife conservation. The student will join the Oregon Coop Unit and Human Dimensions Lab at Oregon State University in a fully-funded position for two years. They will help design and conduct a study using social science approaches to examine how long-established conservation institutions work to recruit and retain Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) conservationists.

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The Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources invites applicants for a 2-year full time post-doc position for the BlueCea project on contribution of macroalgae to blue carbon across the Greenland – Iceland – Faroe – Scotland-Ridge (hereafter the ridge). The successful applicant will be based in Nuuk, Greenland.
BlueCea (Tracing the fate of macroalgae with a focus on blue carbon processes in sub-arctic North Atlantic fjord ecosystems and beyond) is a project recently funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands. The project involves five partners across the northern periphery, including Aarhus University (Denmark), Fiskaaling (Faroe Islands), Tari (Faroe Islands), the Faroe Marine Research Institute (Faroe Islands) and GCRC (Greenland).
The successful candidate will work with all project partners to address pertinent questions in blue carbon research, such as whether kelp and fucus species actually store the majority of carbon as currently thought, how macroalgal blue carbon uptake and storage might be affected by changes in environmental conditions, and which proportion of carbon captured by macroalgae reaches carbon sinks for long-term storage. Deadline: 1 May 2023

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Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF™) is filling multiple temp positions based on the attached job description. These are non-exempt, hourly employee positions with a 40-hour-per-week work schedule. The positions are temporary, and no benefits are offered except for the CRF™ paid holidays. The position is based in the Florida Keys, USA, either at the CRF™’s headquarters in Tavernier or at our regional Key West office. 

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Are you a visionary scientist ready to join a world-class marine research organisation that has been leading key scientific advances for well over a century? We are expanding our team and looking for up to three new MBA Research Fellows who are motivated to further develop their research profiles aligned to one of the three MBA strategic science pillars 1) Marine Microbiome; 2) Coastal Ecology; 3) Ocean Biology. These exciting new roles will allow the successful candidates to build independent research careers inspired by the discovery of new biology and ecology in the ocean. At least one of these positions will be aligned to our Ocean Biology pillar, specifically related to CPR Survey research with a focus on long-term time-series data capture and analysis. Deadline: 4 June 2023.

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The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. Up to nine fellows are placed with state coastal programs every year. The program matches postgraduate students to work on projects proposed by state coastal zone management programs and selected by NOAA. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Placement for the Coastal Management Fellowship positions is fully integrated into the placement process with the Digital Coast Fellowship positions. Candidates apply to the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship program as a whole, and selected candidates will be eligible to interview with both the state coastal programs and the Digital Coast partnership organizations at the fellowship matching workshop.


For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, PhD scientists help build a foundation for scientific strength and human prosperity. TWAS offers between 100 – 160 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

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