Marine Benthic Habitat Mapping MSc research opportunity

An opportunity has come up for a fully funded Masters-level student to carry out a research project on benthic habitat mapping around Kapiti Island off the North Island of New Zealand.

The aim of the project is to produce a series of targeted habitat and habitat suitability maps, with associated uncertainties, inside and outside of a marine reserve.

Candidates who have an interest in seafloor mapping and an appropriate undergraduate degree should apply.

The research project will be undertaken at NIWA in Wellington.

A scholarship covering stipend and NZ-tuition fees will be available to the successful candidate.

International students (other than those from Australia) will need to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee.

The closing date for applications – Applications close 15 August.