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[Deepsea] Seychelles marine expeditions with Global Vision International

james from gviworld.com via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by james from gviworld.com)
Tue May 12 15:48:49 EST 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,


Global Vision International is seeking expedition members with knowledge
of marine life to participate in scuba diving surveys and marine
conservation projects in the Seychelles.


Expedition members are needed for periods of 5, 10 and 15 weeks to join
the GVI marine research teams. Dive training is available if required,
up to PADI Divemaster. Activities include coral reef and fish monitoring
surveys, turtle research, and environmental education and awareness
programs. There is a free careers abroad field work placement and job
vacancy service for former expedition members.


The expedition training programme provides the skills necessary for
research diving and marine survey work in order to accurately collect
data and identify fish and coral. PADI Coral Reef Researcher Specialty
is also available as part of this program.


The Seychelles


At the invitation of the Seychelles government, the GVI expedition team
assists local biological studies and conservation programs throughout
the island. The focus is on coral and fish diversity and abundance,
along with coral recruitment studies. This has been extremely important
following the massive coral bleaching that occurred here in 1998 to
evaluate the reefs recovery. Data is collected on the local sea
cucumber, lobster and octopus fisheries. Assessment of turtle
populations and nesting behaviour are studied and involves a tagging
programme. Plankton and incidental whale shark activities are also
monitored. There is ongoing work carried out with local schools and
community groups to promote conservation. GVI's local partners include:


*	Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology and Marine
Parks Authority (SCMRT-MPA)
*	Ministry of Environment
*	Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles (MCSS)
*	Island Conservation Society


The data collected with the help of GVI volunteers not only aids
conservation in the Seychelles, but is incorporated into the Coral Reef
Degradation of the Indian Ocean (CORDIO) reports and Clive Wilkinson's
Status of Reefs of the World reports. 


Training of expedition members is very rigorous in order to achieve
scientifically reliable data. Scientific professionals ensure 100% pass
rate in training before actual research is undertaken. First Aid & CPR
training is provided along with all health and safety protocols relevant
to the expedition and university/college credits may also be available. 


Global Vision International 

Critical conservation and humanitarian projects in over 30 countries
rely on GVI for volunteers, promotion and direct funding. GVI works
locally with its partners to promote sustainable development through
environment research, conservation and education. GVI volunteers benefit
from exceptional support, training and an internship scheme. For more
information about GVI visit www.gvi.co.uk 


Ten-week expedition members are eligible for GVI scholarships to extend
their field experience by a further research phase. Some previous
expedition members have also gone on to work with our partners such as
the Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles (MCSS). An internship
involving whale shark biology, populations, migrations and their
relationship with plankton is also available with MCSS from August until


Further details are outlined on the relevant web pages at
xpedition-seychelles/home or you can contact us directly on 01727 250250


We can also supply further information in the form of ex-expedition
member and project partner references and a detailed expedition brief.


Career Opportunities in the field

GVI offers a large range of jobs, internships and other exciting field
work placements in the fields of education, research, environmental
management and wildlife research alongside its partner organizations in
countries across the world. 


We do hope that you can help GVI's work by assisting GVI in its search
for high quality expedition members. Also feel free to link to our
website www.gvi.co.uk

If you have any further questions or you'd like some display materials,
please do not hesitate to contact me. 



Kind regards




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