Within DASSH, the role will include learning about the archiving, digitisation, standardisation and quality assurance of Marine Biodiversity data sets. There will also be the opportunity to develop skills in the digitisation of historical data including some Lundy Biodiversity records, under the supervision of world-renowned scientist Keith Hiscock.
Paul Rose is an explorer and one of the world's most experienced divers and polar experts. He is Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions and has just finished his second term as Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society. The Marine Biologist caught up with him between expeditions.
The Sepia Survey and Data Assistant will work with both MBA’s sea-going team and DASSH, assisting with MBA’s data collection activities at sea as well as assisting with archiving, digitisation and standardisation of MBA’s long-term biological datasets.
During this placement you will get the opportunity to work on field surveys, contributing to the gathering of data as part of the Mieszkowska Research Group, you will then learn how to manage this data with the DASSH data team. This will give you an understanding of the full data life-cycle, from collection/acquisition to archiving/publication.