Technical and field support to the Acoustic Tracking Array Platform
Matt Parkinson joined the NRF-SAIAB team in January 2017. His primary responsibilities are to provide technical and field support to the Acoustic Tracking Array Platform, in terms of servicing acoustic telemetry and associated instruments, in collaboration with ATAP’s partners around South Africa. He is also responsible for the technical aspects of the telemetry data management.
Matt is also responsible for the management and booking of the Institute’s small craft fleet. Our fleet facilitates include various research programs on local estuarine and freshwater systems.
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
Category B (<9m) skipper
Class IV commercial dive supervisor