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Internship Opportunity

Coastal Ecosystem Observation Systems and Shellfish Research

Posted on: 02/09/2023
Research Area(s): Internships / Research

Summary / Description

This opportunity will support the NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratories onsite reef habitat monitoring and observation systems and the shellfish research portfolio by:

  • Updating continuous monitoring station autonomous data collection and telemetry operations.
  • Engineering, installation, and test operations of a remote underwater reef camera and transmit collected imagery to the adjacent laboratory.
  • Supporting research oyster hatchery operations.

Duties and responsibilities: The student will do one or more of the following:

  • Edit existing datalogger programs to update continuous monitoring station operations.
  • Lead the installation and setup of an underwater camera and associated wireless telemetry equipment.
  • Remotely operate the above mentioned camera and establish procedures for collecting video and still imagery of reef associated fauna.
  • Assist with vessel and SCUBA diving operations.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of basic programming concepts
  • Willingness to learn and adapt Campbell Scientific CRBasic code
  • Willingness to learn wireless antenna telemetry setup and operations
  • Willingness to work in hot/wet environments; snorkeling and wading will be required
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Solid communication skills
  • Willingness to problem solve independently

Type of Opportunity



Remote or In-person:



NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory - Oxford, MD

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:

Jason Spires

Number of Slots Available:



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