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Marine Data Specialist in Marine Evidence – JNCC

Post Title:                   Marine Data Specialist 
Team:                          Marine Evidence
Ref No:                       2022-49
Grade:                         H (HEO)
Type of appointment: Fixed-term
Location                      Peterborough
Salary:                         £28,390

Closing date and interview date 
The closing date for this post is 23:55 on Monday, 25 July 2022
The anticipated interview date is W/C Monday, 15 August 2022

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation. Through its advisory responsibilities, JNCC supports UK governments to achieve their vision of clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas through piloting and demonstrating improved use of evidence and analysis in decision making.

The Marine Evidence team covers a range of activities to develop our knowledge of the UK marine environment, including: mapping of marine habitats; understanding human impacts through the mapping of human activity footprints and their pressures; assessing the sensitivity of habitats and species; and maintaining the national benthic marine database (Marine Recorder) and the national marine habitat classification. Managing and improving access to marine environmental and human activity data is a vital function of the team.

Mapping of marine habitats is core to JNCC’s marine work, supporting the monitoring, assessment, protected sites, marine advice and natural capital programmes of work as well as the work of other organisations and industry.

The post-holder will take a lead role in the collation, cataloguing, re-interpretation and management of existing UK seabed habitat data including online dissemination of data and metadata. The post-holder will provide specialist skills to our national and international projects to map and model seabed habitats, and will therefore be exposed to the full range of marine habitat mapping work undertaken by JNCC.

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