OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS : 2018 ISA/Contractor Training Programmes

JAMAICA, Kingston (5 January 2018) - - The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK), L'Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer ( IFREMER), Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) and China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) are offering places for candidates from developing States under their 2018 contractor training programmes.

ISA member States are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates who must be from developing countries.

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” and the ISA therefore strongly encourages suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

Submission of nominations and applications should be in the appropriate electronic forms, in one of the official languages of the Authority and emailed to: training@isa.org.jm by the respective deadlines.

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK)

The Ministry is offering four (4) at-sea onboard training opportunities for candidates from developing States under its contracts for the exploration for polymetallic nodules and for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides. The training will be in the field of environmental baseline survey and will focus on geological and biological sampling and collection of environmental baseline data.

Deadline for applications: 19 January 2018 and 26 January 2018 respectively.  Details and forms for this programme is available on: https://goo.gl/VWuVTg

L'Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

Ifremer is offering two (2) internship places for candidates from developing States under its contracts for the exploration of polymetallic nodules and for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides. Training will take place at the deep-sea ecosystems studies laboratory of Ifremer, in Brest and will be for a duration of two months each.

Deadline for applications: 22 January 2018.  Details and forms for this programme is available on: https://goo.gl/yybvCW

Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM)

IOM is offering two (2) opportunities in September 2018, for candidates from developing States as part of its training programme in accordance with its contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules. This comprehensive six (6) weeks multidisciplinary training will be in the field of polymetallic nodules project management including exploration, value chain and economic factors, environmental research and metallurgical processing.

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2018.  Details and forms for this programme is available on: https://goo.gl/Ns7yXr

China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA)

In accordance with its contract for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, COMRA is offering two (2) training places for candidates from developing States to participate in an engineering programme to be held either in Beijing or Changsha, China for a duration of one (1) month. The programme is scheduled to commence during the second half of 2018. 

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2018.  Details and forms for this programme is available on: https://goo.gl/ZpgUb5 

 

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