Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Ocean Service (NOS), Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and World Heritage Site (PMNM), in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Works with PMNM’s Research and Field teams to support marine ecosystem research and conservation efforts in the Monument, including surveys of fishes, corals, algae, invertebrates, maritime heritage, aquatic invasive species (AIS), marine debris, oceanographic conditions, and benthic habitats. Processes, analyzes, and summarizes data from various research surveys and conservation projects. Processes and analyzes spatial data, and works with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications and databases. Assists with logistical preparation and training for research cruises, including drafting and revising cruise instructions and cruise reports, preparing cruise participants/interns, equipment inventory and record-keeping, SCUBA gear maintenance, purchasing expedition supplies, loading and unloading of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research ships, small boat maintenance, and service of underwater photo gear. Coordinates logistics for implementing marine ecosystem surveys over all operational phases of the program to support these research objectives, including planning, implementing, and reporting field activities. Prepares scientific and technical reports for publication and presentation. Participates in research cruises, maritime archeology research and marine ecosystem surveys to assess, monitor, map, interpret, protect or mitigate threats to the coral reef ecosystems and maritime heritage sites of the PMNM and other National Marine Sanctuaries as needed.