Job Opportunities: Two Marine Scientist Positions at SAERI, Falkland Islands | POGO

Job Opportunities: Two Marine Scientist Positions at SAERI, Falkland Islands

Apply by 22 June


‘Fine scaling the design of Falkland islands Marine Management areas’


The Falkland Islands  marine environment supports highly productive fisheries and abundant populations of sea lions, fur seals, elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, sooty shearwaters, white-chinned petrels, prions and much more!  These roles will involve working in partnership with other experts in the field, like deep water marine biologists, coastal ecologists, higher predator ecologists, oceanographers, policy formulators and legislators.


Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) within the Falkland Islands was first explored during a successful two-year Darwin-Plus funded project (DPLUS027). Following its successful conclusion Falkland Islands Government (FIG) contracted SAERI to undertake a second phase (MSP Phase II) which covered three key aspects including an Assessment of Fishing Closure Areas as Sites (AFCAS) as potential Marine Management Areas (MMAs) against international criteria for MPAs in the Falkland Islands. The project will use diverse, cutting-edge scientific methods to build on an integrated understanding of Falkland Islands marine ecosystems. In conjunction with stakeholders, evidence-based recommendations would be developed to zone MMAs in the AFCAS areas identified. Following agreed, informed designs, an economic assessment will aid understanding present and future consequences of policy formulation. MMA site management plans will be consulted upon. Relevant legislative frameworks will be drafted to support designation and site management plans. The Falkland Islands economy is reliant on its marine environment; fisheries and tourism are major contributors to GDP. Developing hydrocarbon resources will contribute significantly to the economy. With such marine environment reliance stakeholder consultation and engagement will be a key component of this project.


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For more information on the vacancies:


Project Manager / Senior Scientist

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Graduate Marine Scientist

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