Hannak - Marine Biologist, Scuba Instructor - Vienna, Austria

Judith Hannak

Vienna, Austria


Marine Biologist, Scuba Instructor


Focus on marine biology and coral reef ecology.

Work History

Resident Marine Biologist

Shanti Maurice

November 2011 - January 2013

Planning of a hard coral cultivation and transplantation programme.
Ecological lagoon investigation in cooperation with the Ministry of Fisheries and Department of Conservation of Mauritius.
Management, coordination and conducting of client based marine environmental activities.
Marine conservation, management and awareness training of resort staff and clients.
Design of promotional and educational material concerned with natural features (e.g. marine life information for newsletters, posters, social media)
Customer service, sales and budgeting

Marine Educationist and Diving Instructur


January 2008 - September 2011

Establishing marine biology courses for snorkelers and divers (English and German).
Reinforcing environmental awareness amongst tourists and local communities.
Consultant respecting sustainable environmental management strategies.
Composed and authored website text and images for an online tour operating company.

Shark Project Volunteer


September 2004 - October 2004

Caught juvenile lemon sharks in the mangroves at night
Tagged sharks, collected data
Reanimated stunned juvenile sharks
Living and working in extreme environmental circumstances.

Sea Turtle Research Project

Department of Marine Biology, Vienna

July 2003 - August 2003

Tagging and measuring of adult female Caretta caretta.
Record egg deposition, detect, mark and control nests.
Rescue lost hatchlings and release them controlled.
Worked and lived with a team of local students under basic conditions.
Reinforced environmental awareness by approaching and informing locals and tourists.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master Degree of Natural Sciences

University of Vienna

Higher School Certificate

Senior High School, Vienna

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