Applications are now open for twelve (12) at-sea on-board training placements for candidates from developing States, Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The placements are provided by Blue Minerals Jamaica Limited (BMJ) in accordance with its obligations under its contracts for exploration for polymetallic nodules with ISA.
The training placements are divided as follows:
- Four (4) geotechnical-based training placements wherein trainees will focus on the collection and conservation of geotechnical samples. Candidates should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of geotechnology or an equivalent educational background.
- Four (4) biology-based training placements wherein the trainees will focus on the collection and conservation of marine/biological samples. Candidates should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of marine biotechnology or an equivalent educational background.
- Four (4) geophysical/geochemical-based training placements wherein trainees will focus on the collection and conservation of geophysical/geochemical samples. Candidates should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of geophysical/geochemical technology or an equivalent educational background.
The duration of the training will be approximately 6 to 10 weeks in Q4 of 2023. (Dates may be subject to change, candidates will be provided with as much prior notice as possible). The training will occur onboard the Hidden Gem vessel with port of call Manzanillo, Mexico. The cruise will be organised by Allseas Group S.A., a world-leading contractor in the offshore energy market. As experts in the design and execution of large and complex offshore projects, Allseas Group S.A. is constantly pushing the boundaries of technology. Trainees will join the Allseas’ team of experts as they journey to the BMJ contact area in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.
All candidates should possess sound knowledge of the English language attested by a certificate.
Please visit this link for more information and to apply. Applications by qualified candidates should be received no later than 30 June 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.
One of the Voluntary Commitments registered by ISA at the 2017 UN Ocean Conference (#OceanAction 40768). and reiterated in 2022 was ‘Enhancing the role of Women in Marine Scientific Research through Capacity Building’ – As partner of the Women in Deep-Sea Research project (WIDSR), BMJ has pledged to allocate 50% of the training opportunities to qualified women applicants.
All contractors with ISA have a legal obligation to provide and fund training opportunities for personnel from developing States and those of ISA.
The legal basis for the requirement stems from the provisions of UNCLOS and the 1994 Agreement and is set out in the standard terms of contracts. Its purpose is to ensure that personnel from developing States are provided with appropriate operational expertise to enable them to participate in deep-seabed mining.
Please visit this page to know more about the Contractor Training Programme.
For additional information, please contact:
Ms. Annekah Mason, Training Coordinator, ISA, email@example.com