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Internship Opportunity

Monitoring underwater soundscapes with passive acoustic data analysis

Posted on: 01/09/2024
Research Area(s): Internships / Research

Summary / Description

This project will support NMFS research on underwater soundscapes through analyzing passive acoustic data from the Noise Reference Station Network. The student will learn from and work alongside NOAA researchers to quantify sound levels and detect marine mammals using a variety of software tools and research methods. Depending on interest, there may also be an opportunity to develop independent hypotheses to focus more specifically on a particular species or location. In addition to independent research experience, the intern will also have opportunities to learn about graduate school and careers in marine science. 

Skills Required

This internship is for students interested in learning about and developing technical skills for analyzing passive acoustic data. The project will be computer-based work and the intern will be expected to work independently. Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills are required. Students with research experience/coursework in coding (Matlab, R, or Python) and physical and/or biological oceanography are especially encouraged to apply. 

Type of Opportunity



Remote or In-person:



Woods Hole, MA - In-person preferred, hybrid possible

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:

Samara Haver

Number of Slots Available:



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