|Organisation :||Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland|
|Type :||Établissement d'enseignement|
|Mandat :||The Marine Institute's mission statement is "to foster economic development in strategic marine sectors of the Newfoundland economy, particularly the fishery and offshore development, and to enable Newfoundlanders to participate in the marine industry, nationally and internationally." MI International who manages the Global Graduate Placement Program is the international arm of MI. It's mission is "to enhance the capacity of the Marine Institute and its community partners to participate effectively in a global society and economy."|
|Adresse :||155 Ridge Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Lab,
FAX: (709) 778-0371
|Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.|
|Personne ressource :||Elsie Critch|
|Site Web en français :|
|Site Web en anglais :||www.mi.mun.ca/mi_international|
|Pays :||Afrique du Sud|
|Secteur :||Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale|
|Description du stage :||
The African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme is exploring the Western
Indian Ocean to promote the wise collective management of marine resources,
sustainability and an improved quality of life for participant countries and
their respective people. The program, which originally focused on the
conservation of the coelacanth and sustainable resource management, has
broadened its mandate to include capacity building of African nationals in a
variety of scientific disciplines. The program lays the foundation for
developing marine research that will benefit Africa and its people.
Specifically, the program has developed a multi-disciplinary approach to
integrating research, capacity building, educational and public awareness.
The intern will undertake extensive predeparture preparation prior to their overseas posting including: research of host organization and country; health assessment /immunizations, travel arrangements and accommodations; access to intern resource centre/library; and one week prior to departure, all interns meet at MI for briefings. During the week, the interns will undertake consultations with former interns, faculty members, and expats; and participate in a three-day predeparture briefing conducted by The Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL). This briefing includes: cross-cultural effectiveness (e.g. communicating with difficult people, emotional intelligence); culture shock awareness; personal and professional career planning and goal setting; health and safety; gender issues related to local context; international and country development issues; presentations to one another; and group work. Interns are trained in results based management and report writing. Interns are provided contact information for host organization and supervisor to allow for introductions, delineation of duties, and expression of desired outcomes or expectations prior to departure. Interns are also matched with a network of local/national/ international contacts within their field.
The primary project that the intern will work on is the ODINAFRICA Marine Atlas Project, an exciting GIS atlas project that will yield a compilation of marine data for Africa. Through this ACEP initiative, the intern will play a role in the integration of large amounts of different types of information which will facilitate an integrated ecosystem approach to marine sciences. The GIS will provide a baseline measure of the scientific activities on ACEP, and can be used to monitor progress, both on the programme, and in marine and coastal natural resource management. The ACEP-GIS will compile a large amount of information so that learners, educators, scientists, managers, policy makers and the public at large can develop a better understanding of the resource issues and ultimately incorporate the information into natural resource management decisions. Specifically, the intern will be the primary assistant of one of five editors of the atlas, and will be involved in all aspects of data management for the project. They will also assist with general data and information management activities on ACEP, including data documenting and reporting, updating data pages and other product development. The intern will have the opportunity to also be involved in other aspects of the programme, including the development of management plans for coelacanths and the process of recommending the selection of new protected areas in the Western Indian Ocean region.
|Organisation d'accueil :||South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity|
|Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil :||ACEP is a multidisciplinary project of South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, the Comoros, the Seychelles and Madagascar, that uses science to explore the deep unknown and develop sustainability, and ultimately to benefit people. Using the coelacanth as an icon, ACEP is exploring the Western Indian Ocean to promote the wise collective management of marine resources, sustainability and an improved quality of life for all countries involved.|