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Marine Research Expeditions

As many of you will have discovered already, getting a career in marine conservation can be difficult without the right education or experience.  At WiseOceans, we believe that an excellent way to gain experience is to volunteer on a marine conservation and research expedition.  Expeditions can have a huge impact on people’s lives, whatever stage […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… André Cid from AIMM

This week we’re with André Cid from AIMM. With passion and determination André and some others set up their NGO AIMM. André loves what he does, and who wouldn’t with the ocean as his office, the wind as his air conditioner and he studies wild animals in their wild environment!  Name: André Cid Job Title: Marine Biologist, Research […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Lauren Sparks from Indo Ocean Project

This week we’re with Lauren Sparks, Found & Project Manager at Indo Ocean Project. While her qualifications opened doors, it was her practical experience that really helped her land her first marine conservation job. An Interview with WiseOceans….. Name: Lauren Sparks  Job Title: Founder & Project Manager Organisation: Indo Ocean Project Interview Questions What inspired you to pursue […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Ciaran Hyde from Griffith University

This week we’re with Ciaran Hyde, Stingray Ecologist and PhD Candidate at Griffith University. Her advice is to is be proactive and persistent – take every opportunity that comes your way as you never know where it might lead. An Interview with WiseOceans… Name: Ciaran Hyde Job Title: Stingray Ecologist, PhD Candidate Organisation: Griffith University What […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Alejandra Carvallo from GVI

Costa Rica is this week’s destination and we’re chatting with the Base Manager at GVI’s Jalova base, Alejandra Carvallo.  Alejandra is not only running the base but is also the Sea Turtle Project Leader so she has lots of experience in many aspects of marine conservation.  Her advice is to try your hand at everything […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Dan Beecham from Blue Planet II

Dan Beecham is a cameraman specialising in filming creatures great and small – in, on and around the worlds oceans. Dan spent two years working full time on the BLUE PLANET 2 series under the BBC NHU camera bursary scheme, spending over 500 days in the field. The seven part series aired on Sunday 29th October 2017. Dan […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Joëlle De Weerdt from ELI-Scientific

Joelle’s motto is “Science for a purpose” and she created her own NGO to bring that reality to life.  Combining science with education and enthusing those around her to make effective conservation efforts. Name: Joëlle De Weerdt Job Title: Marine Mammal Biologist Organisation: ELI-Scientific What inspired you to pursue a career in marine conservation? I always […]

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