POSITION: Aerial Imagery Mapper (Marine Turtle Nesting)

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation
Location: Negotioable
Salary: Neg. Fixed-term, casual. 

Role description: 
Lead and provide technical expertise in aerial photo digitisation, using QGIS of aerial survey photo datasets of turtle nesting beaches in the Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area. Provide training and mentoring to Uunguu Rangers to participate in aerial photo analysis.

A summer nesting survey was completed in December 2023 and a winter survey will be completed in August. This data is available in ge-tiff and raw formats.

An existing QGIS tool is available to support the work which involves reviewing aerial survey photo datasets of turtle nesting beaches to digitise turtle tracks to obtain nesting density estimates and to identify them to species level. Export track count data in suitable formats for analysis.

Lead a 1-week workshop in Kalumburu Aboriginal Community (WA) with Uunguu Rangers to deliver training in the use of the QGIS tool.


  • Experience in identification of turtle species from their tracks (essential).
  • Experience in the use of GIS (essential).
  • Experience in working with indigenous rangers desirable.


Flexible location and hours. Must be able to undertake at least 1 week of travel to northwest Western Australia.


60+ days work commencing ASAP and completed by January 2025.

How to apply:

Send applications to:

Provide a CV of relevant experience and a brief cover letter addressing the following selection criteria:

  1. Experience in the identification of sea turtle species from tracks (essential).
  2. Experience in Geographic Information Systems such as QGIS (essential).
  3. Experience in working with indigenous rangers (desirable).
  4. Experience in providing workplace training (desirable).
  5. Experience with R software and statistical analysis (desirable).

Enquiries can be made to Tom Vigilante, 163 080.

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