The Animal Tracking Facility has a number of Vemco VR2W acoustic receivers available for loan for a period of up to 12 months. These units are made available to help establish studies in new regions and allow researchers to collect preliminary data that can be used to form the basis of funding applications to establish more permanent acoustic receiver arrays. Applications must follow IMOS guidelines and principles and as such are restricted to marine regions (thus excluding estuary and enclosed bay regions).
-- APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN --
To apply for the IMOS Animal Tracking Acoustic Receiver Loan program, candidates will need to complete the Receiver Pool Application Form, and email it to the Animal Tracking Facility’s Science Coordinator & Data Manager (Dr Fabrice Jaine) along with a current CV by 31st of March 2020, 5pm AEST. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be assessed by members of the Animal Tracking Facility Scientific Committee and IMOS by the 15th of April 2020, with successful applicants being notified immediately and receivers made available by late April 2020.
Evaluation criteria can be found here.
Successful applicants will be required to provide one mid-term report on the progress of the project and one final report within three months of project completion (report template can be found here).
The IMOS Animal Tracking Facility must be acknowledged by the successful applicant in all lectures, presentations, displays, and published materials concerning the project.
Successful applicants are liable for damage to or loss of receivers. All damaged or lost receivers will have to be repaired and/or replaced at the applicant’s expense. Successful applicants must guarantee that funds are available if required (receiver costs being ~AU$2,000 each). For more details see the full Terms and Conditions.
For further information or queries regarding the application and assessment process, please contact:
Dr Fabrice Jaine
IMOS Animal Tracking Facility - Deputy Leader
The Animal Tracking Facility also coordinates the annual Vemco Tag 'Top-Up' Student Award running in parallel to the annual IMOS ATF Acoustic Receiver Loan Program. This award is designed to help increase the scope of student projects by awarding the successful project with an extra 20 non-sensor tags to complement their tag order placed with Vemco.
------ APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN ------
To apply for the Vemco Tag 'Top-Up' Student Award, candidates will need to complete the Vemco Student Award Application Form, and email it to the Animal Tracking Facility (Dr Fabrice Jaine) along with a current CV by 31st of March 2020, 5pm AEST. Applications will be assessed by a panel comprised of Vemco representatives and members of the IMOS Animal Tracking Facility Scientific Committee. Evaluation criteria can be found here.