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 : (30 March 2020) The following candidates have been selected. A further four candidates will be selected on closure of this readvertised programme - TBA
Opportunity under the Polymetallic Nodules Contract, in the year 2020
The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, in accordance with its contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules with the Authority, is offering four (4) training places to candidates from developing States in its training programme over a training period of three months during 2020.
The objective of the programme is to develop expertise and capacity building in the area of marine sciences and environment, mining technology development and technology for extractive metallurgy.
The training programme to be coordinated on behalf of MoES by the National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai (NIOT) is spread over three months, tentatively during Jul – Oct 2020. The training would include lectures, at sea onboard on one of the MoES research ships and laboratory training.
- Hold a master’s degree in science (marine geology, marine geophysics or oceanography) or engineering (marine, mechanical, mechatronics, mining, electrical or metallurgy) or an equivalent educational qualification in deep-sea research and development.
- Have minimum work experience of two years in the relevant field.
- Have a sound knowledge of English for speaking and writing, attested by a certificate.
- Have good mental and physical health, and be capable to work at sea.
- Be between 30-40 years of age.
MoES (India) through NIOT Chennai would will take the necessary action and provide all required support to the trainees on arrival in India for the training programme. MoES (India) through NIOT Chennai will provide local logistics, accommodation, an allowance, as well as costs for medical care during the trainees stay in India and up to their departure from India, apart from covering the international travel expenses (economy class) for each trainee.
The trainees are required to:
- Submit a report on completion of their training to MoES (India)/NIOT and to the Authority. Additionally, each candidate shall submit a report after 5 years of completion of the training to the Authority to allow long term assessment of the benefits.
- Sign a confidentiality agreement with MoES (India)/NIOT.
Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority by the 3 April 2020 deadline through the online training portal. Users applying through the online portal, must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form indicating the degree/certificate; OR via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the forms below.
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 women to apply for these training opportunities.
Applications must be accompanied by:
- Application form (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 sufficient knowledge of English.
- Medical Certificate to undertake the training.
ISSUED 13 JANUARY 2020
2018 (On-Land Training Programme) CLOSED
UPDATE :(26 October 2018) The following candidates have been selected:
|2||Abdulqadir Omar Ziyad||Male||Somalia|
|3||Rajib Kumar Saha||Male||Bangladesh|
|4||Diogo M. Minasi||Male||Brazil|
|5||Sadani Achesta Abeyrathna||Female||Sri Lanka|
|R1||Nicodème Noël Feuwo||Male||Cameroon|
|R2||Paul Caesar M. Flores||Male||Philippines|
|R5||Mohamed Ali M. Sheta||Male||Egypt|
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India in accordance with its contract for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, is offering five (5) on-land training places in the field of deep-sea mineral exploration for candidates from developing States.
The eight-week training will be organised by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) and is tentatively scheduled to begin between December 2018 and January 2019. The programme will focus on following areas:
Marine survey and exploration techniques;
Acquisition and processing of marine geoscientific and oceanographic data;
Operation and use of various laboratory analytical equipment; and
Analysis, interpretation and integration of oceanographic, environmental, geological and geophysical data.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
Education: a master degree in science (marine geology, marine geophysics, marine biology, marine geochemistry or oceanography) or a graduate degree in engineering (marine, mechanical, mechatronics, mining, electrical) or an equivalent educational qualification in deep sea research and development.
Work experience: at least two year work experience in the relevant field.
Language: a sound knowledge of English attested by a certificate;
Health: good mental and physical health; and
Age: preferably between 30 and 40 years.
The trainees will be required to submit reports on the outcome of their training to NCAOR/ MoES and the Authority. The trainees will also be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with NCAOR/MoES.
MoES/NCAOR will cover the following costs:
- International travel expenses (economy class) and local travel within the scope of the official programme according to the current official travel cost regulations in India;
- Medical Insurance; and
- Costs for accommodation in various Institutes in India and daily allowance according to the current official travel cost regulations in India.
Applications should be submitted by the 31 August 2018 deadline either 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 indicating preference for either the geological or environmental programme, degree/certificate and résumé; OR
via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to email@example.com using the forms below.
Applications must be accompanied by:
Copy of degree certificate;
Proof of sufficient knowledge of English; and
Copy of Résumé or CV.
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.
Issued 6 July 2018