ISA Endowment Fund Announces Opportunity for Scientists from Developing Countries
The International Seabed Authority today announced the opportunity for the participation of two scientists from developing countries in a research cruise to study the seafloor hydrothermal system in the Indian Ocean organized by China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA). This opportunity is being funded as part of the International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund.
The study will be carried out aboard R/V DAYANGYIHAO and will focus on the geology and geochemistry of the Southwest Indian Ridge. The successful applicants will be trained on the technology of geophysical investigation, geological sampling and analysis.
Potential applicants should complete the electronic application form and email it to E-Fund@isa.org.jm. All applications must be received no later than Friday 5th February 2010.
Successful candidates will be notified by email in February and should be available to join the research cruise in March 2010 (dates to be finalised).
It should also be noted that it will be the responsibility of the successful candidates to arrange all required visas and to liaise with the principal scientist (contact information will be provided in due course) regarding travel arrangements.