Science, Photo ID And Ship Survey Officer
Becky Dudley is our new Science Officer. She previously worked at the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust where she managed and delivered their visual and acoustic marine mammal monitoring programme onboard their research vessel Silurian. She holds an MRes in Applied Marine Science from the University of Plymouth, with her research using citizen science data to assess the residency of bottlenose dolphins in southwest England. She has also worked as a naturalist in marine mammal hotspots around the world and assisted on conservation and research projects in North America.
Becky’s main role at IWDG will be to develop our research and conservation programme, identifying relevant opportunities to collect and interpret IWDG data, establishing priorities for scientific research including roles for IWDG research vessel Celtic Mist, and contributing to conservation actions and policies.