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Develop a library of images to help marine scientists identify species and habitats in Marine Protected Areas.

Developing an In-House Marine Image Library

MarineSpace has been commissioned to undertake a wide range of digital imagery analysis projects for industry and statutory nature conservation bodies (e.g JNCC). This has involved our marine scientists identifying and analysing large collections of underwater videos and stills of important Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and subsea assets (e.g. subsea cables and pipelines) to record species and habitats present.

As part of the professional development and recruitment strategy for our Ecology Team, it will be valuable to develop a resource library of example images that staff can use for training and personal development. This project will require the Intern to analyse images and videos to catalogue species, habitats, and other important features.

The intern will be provided with training and resources to help with the identification of marine species and habitats. They will use these to build a catalogue of selected example images to make a training library, along with documentation about how to use the library and any missing data.

If time allows, an additional bespoke research-based task could be completed working with one of the Topic Leads on their area of work


Key skills and interests

  • Interest in environmental science, marine biology or nature conservation
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (word, excel)
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Openness to ask questions and for support where required
  • Good organisational skills


Host company information

MarineSpace Ltd (and ERM Group Company) is a multi-disciplinary marine consultancy. The company was formed in 2006 and has extensive experience of providing support on all aspects of marine development, nature conservation and environmental assessment projects, and marine stakeholder engagement. The company is active across a wide range of sectors, including offshore wind, wave and tidal renewable energy, marine minerals, subsea cables, and the UK space sector.

The company comprises specialised technical teams for ecology, consenting, geosciences and GIS and data management, and has offices in Southampton, Pembroke Dock, Darlington, and Norwich.

Address: 8 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY
Key contact: Phil Durrant

Visit the MarineSpace website for more information about the company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD Crest award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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