The ISA has developed an online portal for contractor training applications and will be phasing out the manual forms in the next few months. Applicants are encouraged to use the online portal (linked to the Apply Now button below) to submit applications together with a copy of your passport photo, the signed nomination form indicating preference for either the geological or environmental programme, degree/certificate and résumé. Alternatively applicants are also welcome to download the application and nomination forms below.
UPDATE :(14 March 2019) The following candidates have been selected:
|1. Mekhala Rathnamali||Female||Sri Lanka|
|2. Raphael Di Carlo Silva dos Santos||Male||Brazil|
|1. Chidinma J Nwoko||Female||Nigeria|
|2. Ahmed Adel Abdelhamid Saad||Male||Egypt|
Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) at-sea on-board placements to candidates (one to a candidate from a developing States and the other to a candidate from Nauru) interested in marine science and in particular physical and chemical oceanography and/or seafloor sampling and/or geotechnical work.
The 4-6 week offshore exploration campaign will be in partnership Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA). The exact dates of the campaign are to be confirmed in 2019 and candidates will be provided with 2 to 3 months’ notice prior to the campaign taking place.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Education: Possess a relevant bachelor’s degree in marine science (and in particular physical and chemical oceanography); or have an equivalent educational background;
- Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
- Language: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
- Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the United States of America.
At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a short report to NORI and the Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry.
NORI undertakes to cover the costs associated with the training:
- Travel, accommodation, VISA costs and meals;
- Offshore survival training;
- Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and
- Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.
Applications should be submitted by the 28 February 2019 deadline through:
- the online training portal. Users applying through the online portal (see below), must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate, résumé/CV and other supporting document; OR
- via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to email@example.com using the forms below.
Application must be accompanied by:
- Application Forms (docx | pdf) to be completed by the applicant;
- Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
- Copy of degree certificate;
- Proof of proficiency in English;
- Copy of CV or Résumé; and
- A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)
One of the Voluntary Commitments made by the ISA at the UN Ocean Conference 2017 was "Enhancing the role of women in marine scientific research through capacity building" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.
20 DECEMBER 2018
Training Opportunities (2015) - CLOSED
Update: Selected Candidates (December 2015)
Renée McDonald (Jamaica)
Oresajo Bamidele (Nigeria)
Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) is offering two training places for candidates from developing States to attend an Environmental Planning Workshop in Gent, Belgium held by NORI on 11 and 12 December 2015.
At the Workshop, NORI will review its plans for conducting environmental baseline studies within its nodule exploration license area located at 4500m water depth in the Clarion Clipperton Zone together with its environmental monitoring plans for text harvesting. The Workshop will also explore potential partnerships and collaborations to conduct the studies.
The candidates must be undergraduate level students/young scientists studying marine science or environmental science.
NORI will cover economy class airfare, local transportation if needed and accommodation for the two trainees.
Applications should be in one of the official languages of the Authority, in electronic format, and addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be received by 20 November 2015.
Applications must be accompanied by: