Marine/ seabird technical assistant

27th July 2020


Our Europe & Central Asia team are looking for a Marine/Seabird Technical Assistant based in Cambridge to support a project with the Renewable Grids Initiative.

Role title: Marine/ seabird technical assistant

Organisation: BirdLIfe International

Closing Date: 11/08/2020

Role Location: Cambridge, UK

Role Description

BirdLife Europe & Central Asia’s Conservation Team are seeking a Marine/Seabird Conservation Technical Assistant to support a project with the Renewable Grids Initiative that aims to establish a multi-stakeholder working group to support a collaborative, comprehensive, ecosystem-based Maritime Spatial Plan for the Northern Seas that supports the timely development of offshore wind while protecting nature and biodiversity. Specifically this position will be responsible for identifying and collating available at-sea data for seabirds, compiling information on seabird survey methodologies, and conducting research on approaches for sensitivity mapping of seabirds to offshore wind developments.
The Technical Assistant will work as part of the BirdLife ECA Conservation Team, and will line managed by the Marine Coordinator. S/he will work closely with the Marine Officer for Europe & Central Asia.
We are looking for someone to provide technical support to a wider working-group on existing data and knowledge gaps on seabirds’ risk and sensitivity due to the development of offshore wind infrastructures.

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