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Internship Opportunity

Geospatial Investigations of Coastal and Great Lakes Ecological Communities

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

Summary / Description

Seeking students with geospatial modeling, computer vision, and/or machine learning capabilities to join a group of exciting, innovative scientists mapping seafloor communities. Projects include: 1) advancing applications of Structure from Motion 2D/3D models and spatial metrics for biotic and abiotic detections 2) advancing artificial intelligence annotation workflows and inference detections through model development, and 3) advance exploitation and extraction techniques of biotic and abiotic seafloor feature classes from underwater synthetic aperture sonar systems.

Skills Required

Experience/coursework in statistics, advanced mathematics, computer science, machine learning and/or signal processing. Critical thinker; independent worker; established research skills to conduct literature reviews, develop and implement workflows; ability to clearly synthesize and communicate results to scientists; strong organizational skills. Experience with code writing and deployment, R, ArcPro, Python, and/or MatLab is desirable.

Type of Opportunity



Remote or In-person:



NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Silver Spring, MD or Beaufort, NC (in-person, preferred)

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:

Tim Battista

Number of Slots Available:



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