Blake Ambassador - Southwest Pacific Expedition 2017
The Southwest Pacific Expedition led by the Auckland Museum on board RV Braveheart is an exciting 42 day voyage with a multidisciplinary Australian and New Zealand crew. The science leg 2 will depart Noumea, New Caledonia on Thursday 27 July and arrive in Suva, Fiji on August 7. The voyage will visit Matthew, Hunter and Walpole islands (12 days, 6-7 days sampling). The expedition survey will include targeted collecting, lots of photography, fish and invertebrate traps and baited underwater videos to assess density and abundance of top predators.
A strong background in marine sciences such as oceanography, marine biology or chemistry is preferred. If diving during the expedition is of interest, a minimum equivalent of PADI Rescue Diver will be required to dive. Ambassadors need to be willing to spend time at sea in variable conditions.
This ambassador award is supported by NIWA.
Time frame: 26 July – 7 August 2017
Applications are Closed