Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) or marine parks are increasing used to conserve marine biodiversity and foster sustainable development around the world. Nonetheless, there is considerable uncertainty with regard to the impacts of MPAs on adjacent coastal communities. To advance scientific understanding of the social impacts of MPAs, this research will document the impacts of MPAs on coastal populations in the U.S. and around the world. This research will utilize large spatial datasets from different geographic regions to examine changes in social and economic conditions over time.
The Social Science team at CI seeks a self-motivated intern to support a component of this project with geographic focus on the Caribbean and Pacific islands. Project output will include spatial database, maps, graphs, statistical analyses, and a PowerPoint presentation.
Job ID: 899