Opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Advanced Sampling Technologies in the Northwest Atlantic
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
||Woods Hole, MA 02543
|Josef Michael Jech
The advanced sampling technology program at the NEFSC provides fisheries independent abundance and biomass estimates for pelagic fish species in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank regions of the Northwest Atlantic. Currently, the primary species of interest are Atlantic herring and Atlantic mackerel. Future studies will include other commercially and ecologically important pelagic and demersal fish and invertebrate stocks. Multifrequency acoustic data are collected with EK500 or EK60 echo sounders (18, 38, 70, 120, and 200 kHz). Midwater trawling and underwater optics are used to verify species composition and quantify organism behavior. Research and survey components comprise advanced sampling technology efforts, where new technologies are tested and implemented into standardized survey methodology. Participation on pelagic and bottom fish survey cruises provides ample opportunities to apply underwater acoustic methods to fisheries ecology and management topics. Research opportunities include (1) laboratory measurements of acoustic scattering by marine fish species, (2) theoretical modeling of acoustic scattering by individual and aggregations of marine fishes, (3) underwater optical imaging, (4) multifrequency methods for target identification, and (5) acoustic methods to detect and enumerate demersal species.
Fisheries; Acoustics; Hydroacoustic assessment; Ecology;
Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.