Shoals of Capricorn Programme - Volunteer posts available

Juliet Larcombe J.Larcombe at
Tue Nov 7 03:45:40 EST 2000

Shoals of Capricorn Programme
Voluntary positions available

The Shoals of Capricorn Programme base on the Mauritian island of Rodrigues
has two volunteer positions for marine biology graduates interested in
tropical marine research and community education.  The posts are for a
minimum of six months.

The Shoals of Capricorn is a marine research, training and education
programme run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association
with the Royal Society and governments of Seychelles and Mauritius. 

The Shoals base has thriving marine research and education projects which
have been running since March 1999. The base needs motivated and committed
individuals who can quickly make an impact to fulfil growing commitments and
develop projects over the next year. They will join a team of two
residential scientists and Rodriguan educators and technical assistants. 

Further details about the project can be found at

1.Research Assistant

Job description: Assist ongoing Shoals research activities with emphasis on
intertidal, sedimentation, benthic and mangrove studies. Training of local
counterparts and participation in other education activities and routine

Minimum qualifications and skills: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology or Oceanography

Additional important skills: French language, advanced I.T. (e.g. MS
Windows, html) relevant experience in tropical environments and intertidal
research work.

2. Education Assistant

Job description: Secondary school level course development, lectures,
coastal and snorkelling activities. Swimming and snorkelling lessons.
Training courses in marine ecology for fishers and teachers. Additional
duties will involve research and routine work.  

Minimum qualifications and skills: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology or
Oceanography, French (preferably GCSE 'A' level), Snorkelling

Additional important skills: Previous experience in tropical environments,
working with children, artistic or musical, computer literate

Please send C.V.'s to Juliet Larcombe, Director, Shoals of Capricorn
Programme, Royal Geographical Society (IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7
2AR, shoals at
Closing date 1st December. Positions to start December 2000/January 2001.

The Programme will provide accommodation, insurance and basic living
allowance. Applicants must be prepared to provide the cost of air travel and
other expenses.


Juliet Larcombe
Shoals of Capricorn Programme
Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Tel:  +00 44 (0) 20 7591 3066 Fax:  +00 44 (0) 20 7591 3031

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