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THE SHARK ACADEMY

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING DIVISION

We have delivered skills development and training to over 300 early career scientists and conservationists. The SASC team are as passionate about field and academic training as we are about sharks. As such we developed the Shark Academy – our formal skills development and training division. We work with students who love sharks and the ocean. We help develop the skills and tools you need to pursue a career in marine science.

The Shark Academy focuses on field, lab and dive training. We also help with academic growth through educational workshops and professional portfolio development.

The Interns and Volunteers who join the Shark Academy become a critical part of the SASC research team, contributing to our scientific efforts to help save sharks. If you are looking for an incredible study abroad opportunity that will help you stand out from the crowd, check out the Shark Academy today.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Training at the Shark Academy emphasizes field, lab and developmental work.  We focus on providing Interns and Volunteers with academic mentorship, and help you get hands-on experience working with sharks. Our goal is to provide credible and beneficial training to the shark scientists of tomorrow.

MORE ABOUT THE SHARK ACADEMY

Shark Academy training is at the SASC research facility (the Shark Lab) in the Old Harbour Museum, Hermanus, South Africa. After induction, Interns and Volunteers head out into the field to help us study sharks and ocean ecosystems. On foul weather days, we deliver academic training modules and develop your professional research portfolio. Our Shark Academy students get the best training and skills development experience.

FUNDING SHARK SCIENCE

Funds from the Shark Academy support our 11-year research focused on protecting sharks in Africa. By joining the Shark Academy you contribute to bona fide shark science with peer-reviewed outcomes. Not only will you make a direct, long-lasting contribution to our work, but we will – in turn – work closely with you to develop critical skills to pursue a future in this field. Our small but passionate team look forward to meeting you at the Shark Academy!

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHARK ACADEMY

Join the Shark Academy today and let the SASC team work with you to build critical skills and develop your research abilities.