Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
Location: CCO, National Oceonography Centre (Southampton)
Salary: Band 5 - £22,997 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 37 per week for 6 weeks
The Channel Coastal Observatory is an exciting project which is being managed by New Forest District Council (NFDC) in partnership with the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre. With funding granted by central government, NFDC has taken the lead in a partnership with other maritime district councils and the Environment Agency to manage and organize a multi-million pound project for coastal monitoring. The project extends from North Kent to Portland Bill and includes the monitoring, recording, GIS and database analysis and long-term prediction of coastal processes. The outputs from the project will be the basis for the design of future coastal defences in the region and are of considerable importance to everyone in the southeast in view of rising sea levels and climate change.
We are looking for a scientifically-minded person, with experience in habitat or sediment mapping to undertake a six-week seabed mapping project based on data collected along the south coast of England. Your main functions will be to interpret the bathymetry, backscatter and ground truthing data from order 1a bathymetric surveys to produce indicative thematic seabed substrate and marine habitat mapping to EUNIS level 2 and 3.
Applicants should have an honours degree in civil engineering, oceanography, environmental science or similar, plus, ideally, a post-graduate qualification in coastal processes to MSc level. Experience in this type of mapping is a requirement.
• 23/26 days annual leave p.a. (pro rata for part-time/ fixed term employees)
• Local government pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees)
For more information or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Charlie Thompson on 023 8059 8467.
Closing Date: 4th August 2019