NSF GRIP NOAA Opportunity Position
Project title: Database development and analysis for collection of information associated with the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program.
Hypothesis or objectives: To work with scientists to develop a novel and innovated web-based database and data analysis package for collection and processing of data associated with the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program in the Southeast United States and Caribbean.
Duration: 3 - 12 months
Area(s) of discipline: Biology, Computer And Information Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Health, Environmental Science Studies, Information Systems, Information Technology, Living Marine Resources, Marine And Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Management
Internship location: Key Biscayne, FL
Duties and responsibilities: The intern will develop programs/code to streamline the data collection platform used by the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) in the Southeast US and Caribbean. Some field work may be required to help become familiar with how data are collected and processed.
Special skills/training required: The intern will become integrated with how a large-scale environmental monitoring program operates with partners in multiple countries/territories. Strong programming skills are required for development of code to facilitate database management and/or data analysis. Programs of interest are (but not limited to) "SAS", "R", "Python", or "SQL". An interest is required in biological or environmental sciences. SCUBA certifications are a bonus, but not required.
Expected outcomes: The scholar will be expected to become an integral part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring team for data collection and analysis and will be expected to develop code to streamline this program under the guidance of the Program. The scholar is also expected to develop the skills necessary to work as a team member within a National-level environmental monitoring program.
Point of contact (Mentor): Matthew Johnson
Organization: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Program office: SEFSC
Mailing address: 75 Virginia Beach Key
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone number: 305-361-4213
Fax number: None
Co-Mentor name: Matthew Johnson
Co-Mentor email:
Co-Mentor gency or organization: NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC
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