Internship @ NEO
Regulated topics for internships at NEO
1. Monitoring of water resources in the catchment area of (1 or 2 positions)
Ground-water resources are used for irrigation and domestic use. Surface water ends up in coastal areas and the Gialova Lagoon wetland. Water quality in the wetland is crucial for species conservation. The focus of this traineeship is to monitor water quality in pre-selected points (ground-water, surface-water and wetland) and learn how to process the data.
2. Monitoring touristic pressure in a Natura2000 area (2 positions)
The area is a touristic attraction and is getting many visitors during the summer period. However, the pressure to the natural environment is high. The focus of this internship is to monitor and map these pressures.
3. Visitors perception on the wetland’s Ecosystem Services (1 or 2 positions)
Ecosystem Services (ES) are the services of the environment to the people. The concept is increasingly used worldwide to improve the management of multi-functional areas, such as the complex socio-ecological system of Gialova Lagoon wetland. The focus of this traineeship is to map the perception of visitors visiting the area.
4. Monitoring of atmospheric pollutants (1 position)
NEO researchers, in collaboration with National Hellenic Meteorological Service, have established an Atmospheric Observation Station at Methoni, a coastal site at SW Greece (36° 49' 32'' N, 21° 42' 17'' E, 50 m a.s.l.), in order to track climate change signals and air pollution. It is an important part of a European Network and fills the gap of missing data from this part of Europe. The focus of this traineeship is the engagement in maintenance of instruments and data analysis.