Placement: Water Engineer (expedition Pacific Islands

Placement Type: Conservation, Humanitarian, Research
Continent: Oceania
Country: New Zealand

Type of volunteers accepted: Individuals, Partners
Maximum number of volunteers: 1-10
Minimum length of placement: 3 months
Average length of placement: 10 months



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    About the Placement

    This year we require someone to take on a multipurpose role focusing on sustainable agriculture and access to fresh water in the face of climate change. We are looking for someone with lots of organic vegetable gardening and fruit growing experience in the tropics, preferably someone with Permaculture training. You also need to have a scientific background as the role will also include water testing for salinity and other measures as well as using some very exciting new electro-sonic technology to map the freshwater lens under the atoll. You will need to be an exacting person! Sailing or diving experience would be an advantage but not essential, although you need to feel comfortable on a yacht.





    We are an organisationwith a Vision of Healthy oceans and sustainable Island communities. Our Mission is that In partnership with Island communities we develop marine conservation plans, sustainable livelihood projects and support primary school education.



    Our Activities include:We run expeditions aboard donated yachts.We encourage, facilitate and resource our members with yachts to partner with volunteers to take part in the projects.We undertake marine ecosystem monitoring surveys using International and our own methodologies.When a community requests it, we assist and educate them in Ecosystem Based Management of their reefs and the setting up of Marine Protected Areas that are resilient to Climate Change.We facilitate a schools partnership program that supports schools in developing countries.We assist communities in other ways, as requested to build their capacity to create a sustainable environment and sustainable livelihoods.





    We are an international not-for-profit organisation that works with sailors, divers, scientists and the public to help Island communities to conserve their marine environments, develop sustainable livelihoods and access primary education.

     

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    Role of Volunteer

    We are looking for someone with lots of organic vegetable gardening and fruit growing experience in the tropics, preferably someone with Permaculture training. You also need to have a scientific background as the role will also include water testing for salinity and other measures as well as using some very exciting new electro-sonic technology to map the freshwater lens under the atoll. You will need to be an exacting person!

     

     

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