Wednesday 25 September 2019

GIS Corps Volunteer Assignment - Mobile Data Collection Application

Dear GISCorps Volunteers,

The SEA People is requesting one GISCorps volunteer to help design and implement a Mobile Data Collection Application and backend data structure for a citizen science initiative monitoring marine conditions and species during dives by commercial guides in the Raja Ampat Marine Park, Indonesia.  The SEA People is a not-for-profit community organization based in France that is dedicated to environmental education, protection and conservation of coral reefs. This association works in Indonesia, in the archipelago of Raja-Ampat, based in Wasai, in the Dampier Strait. This region is interesting for the richness of the marine species that it shelters and for the state of conservation of the ecosystems that it shelters.

The GISCorps volunteer will assist in building a Mobile Data Collection App that will be used by dive guides in the Raja Ampat Marine Park. The application will be part of the “Eyes on the Reef” project to assess and monitor the impacts of tourism on the marine ecosystem in the park. The application will collect information about the location and number of important marine species as well as the conditions at the time of the observations. The application will need to be designed so that it can be rapidly filled out on a mobile device after completion of a dive. In addition, the volunteer will help manage the ArcGIS Online organization and build dashboards that help to display and rapidly communicate the results of the data collection to stakeholders.


• Advanced skills in ArcGIS Online (AGO) including experience in the following:
 -Survey123/Quick Capture/Collector
 -Working with hosted feature layers including domains and related tables
 -Creating operations dashboards
 -Administering AGO organizations (creating user accounts, roles, and privileges)
 -Experience creating visually appealing and intuitive applications on desktop and mobile devices is desired.
• Advanced experience with designing databases, specifically in relation to field data collection
• Experience with quality control and assurance in database design
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Duration: The volunteer shall commit to 5-7 hours per week for an approximate duration of six months.

Software: The AGO environment will be provided by the SEA People.

Type of mission: this mission does NOT require traveling and can be conducted remotely. The volunteer will use their own hardware and will work closely with the SEA People representatives in France or Indonesia throughout the project via email and web conferencing. French and Bahasa Indonesia language skills are not required.
If you are interested and available, please send an email with “Eyes on the Reef” in the subject along with your resume to [email protected] by Thursday, October 3, 2019.