JAMAICA, Kingston (23 May 2018) – – Deep Ocean Resources Development Co., Ltd. (DORD), in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering five (5) At-Sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2019 training programme.
The objective of the training is to expose trainees to onboard skills and geophysical technique for the exploration of deep-sea mineral resources.

The goals of the programme are to improve upon planning skills for marine survey; to acquire onboard survey techniques; and to enhance data analysis and interpretation skills. 

The programme is planned for July and August 2019 for a duration of 40 days, and will be conducted in two phases:  

Phase 1: At-sea training onboard the Research Vessel “HAKUREI” for a 15-day cruise survey. 
Phase 2: Post-cruise training for 25 days 

DORD will pay for a round-trip airline ticket (economy class), provide local travel, meals and accommodation in Japan and on-board the vessel within the scope of the training programme, as well as travel insurance with medical coverage. 

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 22 June 2018 deadline through the online training portal or via the manual forms on the training web page.

Users applying through the online portal must remember to also upload a copy of the signed nomination form together with a passport photo, degree/certificate and résumé.

One of the Voluntary Commitments that the ISA made at the UN Ocean Conference 2017 was “Enhancing the role of Women in Marine Scientific Research through Capacity Building” – we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

For more information, visit our website https://bit.ly/2IDB3tB .

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