Love Diving? Come join us in Namibia for 3 months
Internship: Marine Researcher : 3 months
Start: December 2022
Location: Lüderitz, Namibia
We’re looking for an enthusiastic ocean explorer to help us with our marine monitoring activities.
Come join us on our journey to draw down CO2 and restore marine biodiversity by cultivate giant kelp forests in the offshore ocean of Lüderitz. We have a small (but growing) kelp forest that requires weekly monitoring and inspection.
What you will Do
You will be part of the team responsible for data collection in and around the kelp farm and have the opportunity to explore the incredible Namibian marine environment, learn up-close about seaweed aquaculture, and watch our kelp forests grow.
You will directly assist with conducting regular sub-surface inspections of our nearshore and offshore cultivation structures, collate collected data and share findings back to the landlubbers of the company (not everyone can dive). You will also assist with the transfer of hatchery produced kelp to our ocean structures and support other ocean related activities.
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who loves the ocean and wants to:
(1) gain experience working in the field of aquaculture and marine science and
(2) have the opportunity to work a fast-paced ocean start-up, whose goal is to cultivate Giant Kelp, improving biodiversity and capturing atmospheric CO2.
(3) gain an experience of a lifetime.
- Minimum 2 years SCUBA experience – PADI Advanced or equivalent
- Willing to relocate to Lüderitz, Namibia for 3 months
- A degree (or in the process of getting one) in marine/ environmental science
ABOUT KELP BLUE
At Kelp Blue, we’re striving to find long-term solutions to help restore marine ecosystems and providing planet friendly products to some of the world’s largest industries.
Our goal is to increase ocean biodiversity by growing giant kelp forests at scale, beginning just off the coast of Lüderitz. These giant kelp forests will lock away vast amounts of CO2, boost marine biodiversity and have an enormously positive social impact on communities through job creation and education. Our company growth will be financed by the harvesting, processing and sale of the kelp canopy into environmentally-friendly inputs for multiple industries.
We’re not a ‘business as usual’ company. We’re here to make a difference.
We’re a lean team, we all roll up our sleeves to get the job done, whatever it may be. People who fit well will with us are independent thinkers yet team players and people who are results driven. The novel nature of our work means that we’re looking for people who have a healthy dose of common sense, who are problem solvers by nature and comfortable getting on with tasks in an unstructured environment.
Send an email with CV and motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with MARINE RESEARCHER in the subject line