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China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) is offering 5 opportunities for its At-Sea Training Programme to candidates from developing countries as part of its July-September 2016 training programme.
The training programme is in accordance with the contract for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts that COMRA has signed with the ISA in April 2014.
COMRA will provide international tickets (economy class), local accommodation and travel as well as medical insurance.
The 5 trainees will be attached to the “HAI YANG LIU HAO” research vessel and will be divided into three groups on one leg of the cruise. Two trainees will undertake geological survey methods and samples processing technology with two doing environmental survey methods and samples processing technology, and one doing geophysical survey methods.
Candidates should hold either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in geology, geophysics, marine environment (including biology or ecology), or have a similar educational background. Experienced young scientists and marine managers shall have priority for admission.
Submission of nominations should be in one of the official languages of the Authority in electronic format to: email@example.com and should be received by 20 December 2015.
Candidates should also meet the following requirements:
Nominating governments should also give assurance that: