GSR Contractor Training Programme

2017  NEW

Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR), is offering two training opportunities for candidates from developing States, in accordance with its contract with the Authority for exploration for polymetallic nodules dated 14 January 2013. 

The two training programmes are (a) for one candidate to attend the annual 2017 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (2-21 July 2017) in Greece and and (b) for one candidate to attend a seminar on Dredging Technologies (19-30 June 2017) in Antwerp, Belgium.

I.    2017 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (2-21 July 2017)

GSR will provide funding to one candidate from a developing State to attend the 2017 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in Rhodes Island, Greece.  GSR will cover travel, accommodation and tuition costs during the entire period of the course. Applicants must hold a legal degree, preferably linked to the Law of the Sea, from a university or recognized equivalent, and will need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English. 

The intensive 3-week training, given by leading jurists, practitioners and international law faculty from around the world, will allow the nominee to accumulate unique knowledge in the Ocean Law and Policy, basis to the development of future Deep-sea Mining Regulations. The candidate will also learn about Ocean Law Policy focusing on Background and Science, Resources and Delimitation and Navigation and Environment.
All applications using the required forms and documents detailed below must be submitted to training@isa.org.jm by the 31 January 2017 deadline:

1)    Application form for the 2017 Session
2)    A copy of curriculum vitae;
3)    A letter of motivation;
4)    Two letters of reference using the linked form
5)    Certificate of a legal degree;
6)    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English;
7)    Nomination form ( docx | pdf) for GSR Training programme.

Further information is available on http://bit.ly/1GgKhi9.

II.    2017 Seminar on Dredging Technologies organized by the Antwerp Port Training Center (19-30 June 2017)

GSR is offering a two-week seminar opportunity for one candidate from a developing State. The course is organized by the Antwerp Port Training Center (APEC) in Antwerp, Belgium, and covers all essential theoretical and practical aspects with regard to dredging such as: navigating in muddy areas, strategies for the dumping of dredged sediments, the various types of dredgers, dredger simulators, maintenance dredging, large scale projects, spoil recycling, maintenance of dredgers, construction of dredgers, technical aspects and new developments, technical renovation including dredging technologies for international maritime experts. 

The APEC course will give the nominee a serious introduction to the latest high-tech state-of-the-art dredging technologies and equipment.  The dredging technologies and corresponding environmental management techniques from the dredging industry will be indispensable knowledge leading towards sustainable deep sea mining practices. 

Applicants must hold a technical degree, preferably linked to offshore activities (Marine Engineering), from a university or recognized equivalent, and will need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English. 
GSR will cover travel, accommodation and tuition costs during the entire period of the course.

All applications using the required forms and documents detailed below must be submitted to training@isa.org.jm by the 31 January 2017 deadline:

1)    Application form (docx | pdf) for 2017 Seminar on Dredging Technologies;
2)    Nomination form (docx | pdf) for 2017 Seminar on Dredging Technologies;
3)    Certificate of a technical degree;
4)    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

More information and necessary document are available on http://bit.ly/2e64YKc.

 


2016 (Closed)

UPDATE (15 March 2016): 
First-ranked candidate:  Ms. Carolina M.L. Camargo (Brazil)  
Alternates : 1. Mr. David Fenner Moorcroft (South Africa); 2. Mr. Thomas E.T. Whiddon (Cook Islands)

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Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR), is offering a two-year training opportunity for one fellowship from a developing State as part of its training programme.

The “Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” programme will be organized by the Faculty of Science of the Free University of Brussels, Antwerp University and Ghent University with GSR providing travel, accomodation and tuition costs.

The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. 

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry and biotechnology, chemistry, geology, geography and geomatics, bio-engineer science or environmental sciences. For other Bachelors in science, applied science and life sciences, equivalency will be evaluated based on scientific competences and skills of the students. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at least upper second class or equivalent) from a university or recognized equivalent. Applicants need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English. 

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);
  • Upon successful completion of the training, the candidate will be appropriately employed in their professional capacity or in a related field; 

    The Authority accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the trainee or costs and any other responsibilities arising from injury, illness or death that may occur to the trainee during the training period.

Submission of nominations should be in one of the official languages of the Authority in electronic format to: training@isa.org.jm (link sends e-mail) and should be received by 31 December 2015.

 Nominations must be accompanied by: 

  1.  a Nomination Form [ docx | pdf ] completed by the nominating government or institution;
  2. an Application Form [ docx | pdf ] completed by the candidate;
  3. Proof of meeting the academic, and language requirements as well as two recommendations letters.