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Coral Communities in the Seychelles in Spring 2017: 2 x Fully Funded Training opportunities available


Earthwatch will be running two Training Teams on our Coral Communities in the Seychelles Project from Team 1 18th – 29th April 2017 and Team 2 25th April – 6th May 2017.

Please note that team 1 is for experienced scuba divers only and is a field based skills training programme. Team 2 is open to all candidates and is a social science research programme which does not include any in-water activities. All research is conducted on land only.

Team 1 will be based on Curieuse Island and will involve collecting and analysing data from within the marine park carrying out in-water surveys. There are three spaces available on this team and the successful candidates will be joined by business employees from Mitsubishi Corporation and other experienced local or international scuba divers working in conservation, research or tourism. This will be a very international team and an excellent opportunity to connect with a truly diverse group of individuals coming from a variety of backgrounds.

Team 2 will be based on Praslin Island and will bring together early career conservationists, environmentalists and researchers from within the African and Indian Ocean region looking to hone their research management and delivery skills. There will be no in-water activities on this project.

 This training is part of Earthwatch’ Capacity Development Programme which aims to deliver relevant training to local conservationists in Africa, Asia and Middle East. We are keen this year to select mostly local (Seychellois) candidates.

Please download and read the following:

*Two project summaries of trainings for team 1 and team 2

*A Nomination Form for team 1 and team 2 (to be completed by the nominator)

*A letter for team 1 and team 2 outlining what is included in the award

Earthwatch will cover the cost of the travel to the project.

Please kindly return your nomination forms to kmcgavin@earthwatch.org.uk by 30th January 2017.