Ocean Opportunities

Ocean Opportunities

Jobs, Post-Docs, PhD, Masters, conferences, workshops, courses, internships, webinars, and a splash of citizen science opportunities in all kinds of ocean/marine sciences, science communication, and management from around the world

Food waste is not only a land-based issue

Food waste is not only a land-based issue

As you probably have heard a million times – fish stocks are declining, but the demand for fish is increasing. But what you might not have heard is that every year, 30 million tons of fish are discarded. As guest contributor Jessica Tengvall explains, this wasteful practice is a problem that stems from regulations and economics.

How do Corals reproduce in Easter Island (Rapa Nui)?

How do Corals reproduce in Easter Island (Rapa Nui)?

Rapa Nui - or as us English speakers like to call it Easter Island - is home to some of the most isolated coral reefs in the world. They are not immune to coral bleaching, but they do seem to have a rather remarkable recovery rate. Join Itziar Burgués as she talks about her work on the reproduction of Rapa Nui corals - and how it has helped them survive.

How plastic-free periods can reduce your environmental footprint (and save you some cash too)

How plastic-free periods can reduce your environmental footprint (and save you some cash too)

Did you know that mainstream period pad brands (like Tampax, Lil-lets and Always) contain around the same amount of plastic as four carrier bags, and a tampon made by those same companies is roughly 6% of plastic (even before you consider the packaging or applicators)? Jasmine Tribe talks about plastic pollution, periods, and City to Sea’s campaign for a more environmentally friendly period.

Science Communication Focus: Keeping your image use ethical and legal

Science Communication Focus: Keeping your image use ethical and legal

From using copyrighted images taken straight from the web, to images without attribution, it seems that many people simply aren’t aware that what they are doing is wrong - ethically or legally. In this short overview, we look at how you can obtain images that keep the image creators happy - the long arm of the law at bay.

What bivalve aquaculture does for us

What bivalve aquaculture does for us

With bivalve aquaculture dominating the marine aquaculture industry, the benefits it provides to local economies cannot be understated. But as Andrew van der Schatte Olivier, PhD student at Bangor University explains, “there is so much more to bivalve aquaculture than we currently think...”

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 1

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 1

It’s not often that a poem becomes not one but two movies, or inspired a song by Iron Maiden but Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is one of those rare exceptions. It is a 7-part tale about the experiences of a sailor who has just returned from sea. It’s a tale of peril, of the supernatural, of the sea. Today let’s take a look at part 1, in which the mariner departs on his journey out to sea…