Marine Data Specialist

Seascape Consultants Ltd

The Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), provided by Seascape Consultants Ltd, seeks to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated data expert to contribute to its activities related to research and analysis on the quality, availability and interoperability of marine data in Europe. This work will have particular focus on performance assessment and technical monitoring of the data portals operated by EMODnet, but will also involve interaction with other developments and data initiatives in Europe. The successful candidate will have first-hand experience with data management and sound technical knowledge of advanced ICT tools, data infrastructures and platforms. A good understanding of the marine science, management and policy landscape in Europe as well as the data and information requirements of the main stakeholders operating in this domain would be an advantage. Tasks will also include work on data needs for those involved in environmental monitoring/reporting and/or marine spatial planning processes.

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EMODnet is a long-term marine data initiative from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) underpinning its Marine Knowledge 2020 strategy. EMODnet comprises a consortium of 160 organisations assembling European marine data from diverse sources in order to make them widely available and facilitate investment in sustainable coastal and offshore activities through improved access to quality-assured, standardised and interoperable marine data. More information can be found on the EMODnet central portal ( and Maritime Forum (

About Seascape Consultants

Seascape Consultants Ltd is an environmental consultancy based in the south of the UK, with a satellite office in Ostend, Belgium. We specialise in the provision of high-level advice to the marine sector, including regulatory bodies, policymakers, industry and NGOs. Our expertise includes coordination of marine scientific research, translation of scientific results to policy, strategic environmental management planning, stakeholder consultation and engagement, ocean governance issues and the management of marine data and information. We work alongside leading scientists around the world, and are partners in a number of major European research programmes addressing marine issues.

For a full overview of our project portfolio and activities, please visit our website at

Application process: Please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter by email to 

The closing date for applications is 30 December 2016.
We anticipate that interviews will be held in Oostende on 11-12 January 2017.

If you have any questions please contact Dr Vikki Gunn at, telephone +44 (0)1794 367797 or Mr Jan-Bart Calewaert at, telephone +32 (0) 59 341428.

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