Responsible to: Head of Research Team

Responsible for: Supporting the ASC’s work relating to greenhouse gas emissions and climate

Requirements: The candidate needs to be a registered student

Location and Contract: The Netherlands. ASC offers a 6 month’s contract with a salary of 500€ per month

Date written: December 2021

Background

The ASC is developing a suite of tools and approaches to support the monitoring, reduction and offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions from aquaculture production:

  • Energy use and greenhouse gas calculation and reporting requirements in standards for feed suppliers and farms
  • GHG calculators to provide consistent farm, feed, and supply chain models of emissions in aquaculture systems
  • Assessment and tracking of internal organization GHG emissions, including particularly emissions from travel
  • Opportunities to link producers and other stakeholders to offsetting projects through verified third party providers
  • Energy use and GHG improvement initiatives with producers

Each of these initiatives requires work to collect, analyse, and communicate data in multiple forms. These data may have been collected in part by previous projects, submitted to ASC as part of transparency requirements for producers, provided within farm audit reports, or may be available externally. We are looking for a hands-on, engaged intern to assist with several projects that will help us to deliver a climate-smart program.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Extracting and analysing energy use data from farm audits (see Annex 1: Energy use project
  2. Supporting the audit of ASC’s organisational carbon footprint.
  3. Supporting the review of carbon offsetting projects.

Qualifications

  • Registered student in the Netherlands
  • Affinity with and knowledge of aquaculture systems
  • Interest in climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate solutions
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Fluent in English (verbal and in writing)
  • Minimum availability: 4 months
  • Analytically strong
  • Attention to detail, care in handling data
  • This position is at the ASC offices in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 Recruitment Process

All desk-based parts of the study can be conducted both from home or from the ASC office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The student will be working closely with members of the Standards and Science Team of the ASC and will be supervised and supported by members of the team. The student is expected to work independently and show a high level of motivation and passion for the aquaculture sector. Start date is from 1 February, 2022.

Interested applicants should send a short CV and a covering letter to jackie.ireland@asc-aqua.org  by January 21st, 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

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