JAMAICA, Kingston (1 December 2017) – – Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR), is offering five places for candidates from developing States under its 2018 contractor training programme.

The five training opportunities are for:

  1. One fellowship to attend the 2-year Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) programme organized by the Faculty of Science of the Free University of Brussels, Antwerp University and Ghent University with GSR providing travel, accommodation and tuition costs;

  1. Two places to attend the annual 2018 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in Greece (1-21 July 2018); and

  1. Two places to participate in  a seminar on Dredging Technologies organized by the Antwerp Port Training Center (APEC) in Antwerp, Belgium (18‐29 June 2018).

ISA member States are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates, who must be from developing countries, for the training programme and should give assurance that:

  • All information supplied by the candidate is complete and correct;
  • The candidate will be made available at the time and for the period required for the training;
  • The candidate will be placed on leave of absence with pay for the duration of the period of the training (if applicable); and
  • Upon successful completion of the training, the candidate will be appropriately employed in their professional capacity or in a related field.

Submission of nominations and applications should be in the appropriate electronic forms, in one of the official languages of the Authority and emailed to: by the 31 January 2018 deadline.

For further information, visit the ISA/GSR training web page to access the required forms and documents.