Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea

At-Sea Training Programmes for 2018 CLOSED
 

I.    Opportunity under the Polymetalic Nodules Contract 

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) at-sea, on-board training places for candidates from developing states, in the field of environmental baseline survey. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between March and April 2018 for about 30 days with R/V Kilo Moana operated by the University of Hawaii. The survey will be focused on geological and biological sampling and collection of environmental baseline data in the Korean Contract Area for polymetallic nodules.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: hold a qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology  or have an equivalent educational background;

  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;

  3. Health: have a good mental and physical health suitable to work at sea;

  4. Age: be less than 45 years of age; and

  5. Other: seagoing experience (preferred but not a requirement).

The selected trainees will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit to participate in the exploration cruise.  The trainees shall sign a confidentiality agreement with the Contractor and will receive certificates on completion of the training and provide reports on the outcome of their training to the Contractor and to the Authority.

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land, ♦ medical insurance, and ♦ other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 19 January 2018 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;

  2. Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 

  3. Copy of certificate of degree; and 

  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English

II.    Opportunity under the Polymetallic Sulphides Contract

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) in accordance with its contract for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) at-sea, on-board training places for candidates from developing states, in the field of environmental baseline survey.

The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between May and June 2018 for around 40 days with R/V Isabu. The survey will be focused on geological and biological sampling and collection of environmental baseline data in the Central Indian Ridge.

The trainees should:

  1. Education: hold a qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology  or have an equivalent educational background;

  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;

  3. Health: have a good mental and physical health suitable to work at sea;

  4. Age: be less than 45 years of age; and

  5. Other: seagoing experience (preferred but not a requirement).

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land, ♦ medical insurance, and ♦ other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 26 January 2018 deadline. 
Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;

  2. Nomination form ( docx | pdf) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 

  3. Copy of certificate of degree; and 

  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

Issue date: 15 December 2017

 


UPDATE: 1 August 2017 

The following candidates have been selected for the at-sea training places:

  1. Leslee Salzman (South Africa)
  2. Arthur Wilfred Balla Essomba (Cameroon)

Alternate

  1. Byran M Cababan (Philippines)

 

At-Sea Training Programme 2017  CLOSED

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) in accordance with its contract for polymetallic sulphides exploration with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) at-sea, on-board training places for candidates from developing states, in the fields of Geology and Geophysics. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between June and August, 2017, for about 30 days.

The survey will focus on geological sampling and high-resolution topographic mapping using a deep-tow side scan sonar system.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: hold a bachelor or master’s degree in the field of geology, geophysics or have equivalent educational background;
  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversation and training;
  3. Health: good mental and physical health suitable for work at sea;
  4. Age: under 45 years of age; and
  5. Other: seagoing experience (preferred but not a requirement).

The selected trainees will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit to participate in the exploration cruise.

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise,♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land, ♦ medical insurance, and ♦ other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 3 April 2017 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied by:

a)    Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;
b)    Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
c)    Copy of certificate of degree;
d)    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

Issue date: 3 March 2017