JAMAICA, Kingston (9 May 2016) – –  The ISA Legal and Technical Commission has selected five candidates for internships offered by Institut francais de Recherche pour I’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer).

The candidates will participate in a 5-day taxonomy workshop that will be held in Brest, France, from 27 June to the 1 July 2016 as part of the yearly summer schools organized by LabexMer.

The five first-ranked candidates are as follows:

Mr. Aristide Sorel Tseng Ngongla Cameroon
Mr. Dharmendra Pratap Singh India
Ms. Lorelie A. Burgos Philippines
Ms. Anabela Taverna  Argentina
Ms. Beatriz Eugenia Mejia Colombia

Should any of the above candidates be unable to attend the programme, 10 alternates have been selected as replacements: 


1.  Ms. Bin Qi Gan  Singapore
2.  Ms. Juliana Lopes Segadilha Brazil
3. Mr. Abdul-Rahman Dirisu  Nigeria
4. Mr. Dongsheng Zhang  China
5. Ms. Huong Thi Lan Tu Vietnam
6. Ms. Shagnika Das India
7. Ms. Rachel Bolufe Cuba
8. Mr. Mostafa Mahmoud Egypt
9.  Mr. Shivanagouda Sanagoudra India
10. Mr. Sarvanen Curpen Mauritius

 A total of 76 applications from 32 countries were received for the workshop. 

The objective of the workshop is to gain experience and learn the basic theoretical and practical skills required to process samples and identify taxa of the benthic meio- and macrofauna. A session will also be dedicated to the deep-sea fauna associated with the nodule fields.