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The Imarest Needs You - Support the Marine Science Path Career Survey

The Imarest Needs You - Support the Marine Science Path Career Survey

23 November 2012

There is still time to make your voice heard in the global consultation on marine science skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Launched by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the survey is being undertaken in association with other prominent learned societies, associations, industry, academia and governmental players.

The aim is to produce a guidance document for all wishing to follow, or already following, a career path in the marine science profession. It aims to ensure that professionals are best placed to face the challenges that lie ahead and provide tools to fill any gaps identified by the survey.

Five key objectives
The information provided will be used to:
• Develop a Career Path Guidance document for Marine Scientists.
• Inform the IMarEST and other international and national professional bodies and learned societies of the professional development needs of their marine science members and the marine science community in general.
• Provide guidance to employers of Marine Scientists as to the professional development needs of their employees and those of Marine Scientists in general.
• Inform education providers of the current gaps identified by individuals and employers in order to assist them with planning.
• Establish, for example, methods of addressing any significant differences in responses from different sectors and countries.

There are two parts to the consultation; one for individual Marine Scientists and the other for employers of Marine Scientists.

Respondents are more than welcome to complete both parts and all answers will be treated in strictest confidence with no individual, academic provider or company names to be given in the final report.

The survey(s) can be completed electronically at

Every completed survey will be entered into a draw with the chance to win one of two iPads, providing an email address is provided. The closing date for responses to this consultation is 31 December 2012.

For information on IMarEST’s work on behalf of its global membership, please visit and for more information on the background document to the Consultation, please click here.