Matt Parkinson

Matt in the hat
Marine Instrument Technician (ATAP and ACEP)
Matt Parkinson
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Research Interests

I joined the NRF-SAIAB team in January 2017. My primary responsibilities are to provide technical and field support to the Acoustic Tracking Array Platform, in terms of servicing the acoustic telemetry and associated instruments, in collaboration with ATAP’s partners around South Africa and southern Mozambique. I am also responsible for the technical aspects of the telemetry data management and data extraction for users of the platform.

 I am also responsible for the management and booking of the institute’s small craft fleet. Our fleet facilitates various research programs on local estuarine and freshwater systems.

Education

2008: BSc, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

2009: BSc (Hon) in Ichthyology & Fisheries Science, Grahamstown, South Africa

2012: MSc in Ichthyology & Fisheries Science, Grahamstown, South Africa