Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea

The ISA has developed an online portal for contractor training applications and will be phasing out the manual forms in the next few months. Applicants are encouraged to use the online portal (linked to the Apply Now button below) to submit applications together with a copy of your passport photo, the signed nomination form indicating preference for either the geological or environmental programme, degree/certificate and résumé. Alternatively applicants are also welcome to download the application and nomination forms below.

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2019 NEW

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering one (1) 3-month internship placement to candidates from developing states under its 2019 training programme.

One (1) candidate in the field of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), law, marine policy or related fields with an emphasis on deep seabed mining will be provided with the opportunity to work closely with the Science and Policy Team at Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) for three months beginning in October 2019.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: A qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field UNCLOS; Law; Marine Policy or an equivalent educational background;
  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;
  3. Age: must be under 45 years old.

The trainee shall sign a confidentiality agreement with MOF-ROK and will receive a certificate upon completion of the training. A report on the outcome of the training is required to be submitted to MOF-ROK and the Authority.

MOF-ROK will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the internship ♦ accommodations and meals ♦ medical insurance ♦ and other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

Applications should be submitted, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 2 September 2019 deadline either through:

  • The online training portal.  Users applying through the online portal must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination; degree certificate; résumé; and English proof; OR  via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority using the forms below:
  1. Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. CV or Résumé; and 
  5. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English for non-native speakers

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities

ISSUED 14 AUGUST 2019


2019 

Re-Advertisement for MOF-ROK PMS 2019 Training Programme  [ CLOSED ]

UPDATE :(27 June 2019) The following candidates have been selected:

RANK    NAME GENDER COUNTRY
     1    Maiango Teimarane F   Kiribati
     2    Armyanda R. Tussadiah F   Indonesia
     R1    Alessandra I. Rivero F   Chile
     R2    Chidinma Nwoko F   Nigeria

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) six-month internship (on-land) placements to candidates from developing states under its 2019 training programme. Candidates, beginning in July 2019, will have an opportunity to work closely with scientists at the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) to do laboratory analyses (geological, chemical and biological parameters) of environmental samples collected from the Korean contract area.  

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

1.        Education: A qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology; or an equivalent educational background;

2.        Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;

3.        Good mental and physical health suitable to work in the land-based lab;

4.        Age: must be under 45 years of age.

If selected, the trainee will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit for the internship training.  

Trainees shall sign a confidentiality agreement with MOF-ROK and will receive certificates on completion of the training. A report on the outcome of the training is also to be submitted to MOF-ROK and to the Authority.

MOF-ROK will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs (round-trip economy class) accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the internship programme♦ accommodations and meals ♦ medical insurance♦ and other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 3 May 2019 deadline or through the online training portal.  

Applications must be accompanied by:

1.    Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;
2.    Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
3.    Copy of degree certificate;
4.    CV or Résumé; and 
5.    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English for non-native speakers

ISSUED 26 MARCH 2019

 


 

Re-Advertisement for MOF-ROK Year Long Internship [CLOSED]

UPDATE :(14 March 2019) The following candidates have been selected:

Name (PMN Training Programme) Gender Country
First-ranked candidates (At-Sea Training)
1. Edith Getrude P. Migodela   Female  United Repulic of Tanzania

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering one (1) year long internship placement to candidates from developing states under its 2019 training programme.

One (1) candidate in the field of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), law, marine policy or related fields with an emphasis on deep seabed mining will be provided with the opportunity to work closely with the Science and Policy Team at Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) for one year beginning in May 2019.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

1.            Education: A qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field UNCLOS; Law; Marine Policy or an equivalent educational background;
2.            Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;
3.            Age: must be under 45 years old.

The trainee shall sign a confidentiality agreement with MOF-ROK and will receive a certificate upon completion of the training. A report on the outcome of the training is required to be submitted to MOF-ROK and the Authority.

MOF-ROK will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the internship♦ accommodations and meals ♦ medical insurance♦ and other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

Applications should be submitted, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 28 February 2019 deadline either through the online training portal.  Users applying through the online portal must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination; degree certificate; résumé; and English proof; OR via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority using the forms below:

1.    Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;
2.    Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
3.    Copy of degree certificate;
4.    CV or Résumé; and 
5.    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English for non-native speakers

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

 


2019 CLOSED

UPDATE :(14 March 2019) The following candidates have been selected:

 Name  (PMS Training Programme) Gender Country
  First-ranked candidates (at-sea training)
1. Khaira Ismail  Female  Malaysia
2. Oluwakemi K Adejumobi  Female  Nigeria
  Alternates
1. Akinyemi T Olowookere  Male  Nigeria
2. Baciyunjuze G Aganze  Male  DR Congo

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, is offering four (4) training places to candidates from developing states under its 2019 training programme as follows:

Two (2) at-sea, on-board training places in the fields of environmental baseline survey. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between May and June 2019 for approximately 30 days onboard “R/V Isabu”. The survey will be focused on geological and biological sampling and the collection of environmental baseline data in the Central Indian Ridge.

Two (2) six-month internship opportunities (on-land) where candidates will have an opportunity work closely scientists at KIOST to do laboratory analyses (geological, chemical and biological parameters) of environmental samples collected from the Korean Contract Area.  

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: A qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology; or an equivalent educational background;

  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;

  3. Good mental and physical health suitable to work at sea and in the land-based lab;

  4. Age: must be under 45 years of age.

If selected, the trainee will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit to participate in the exploration cruise and for the internship training.

Trainees shall sign a confidentiality agreement with the Contractor and will receive certificates on completion of the training. A report on the outcome of the training is also to be submitted to the Contractor and to the Authority.

MOF-ROK will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs (economy class round-trip air tickets) accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise and internship programme♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land ♦ medical insurance♦ and other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 31 January 2019 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. APPLICATION FORMS  [ At Sea Training:  docx | pdf  /  Internship: docx | pdf ]  to be completed by the applicant;

  2. NOMINATION FORM ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;

  3. Copy of certificate of degree;

  4. CV or Résumé; and

  5. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English

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ISSUED 13 DECEMBER 2018

2019  [UPDATE]

22 January 2019: The following candidates have been selected for the at-sea on-board training places in the fields of environmental baseline survey:

Rank First Name Surname Age Gender Country
           
1   Ahmed  El Gendy  42  M  Egypt
2   Olayemi   Kassim  36  F  Nigeria
R1   Fidelis  Onah  42  M  Nigeria

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF-ROK) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering three (3) training places to candidates from developing States under its 2019 training programme as follows: 

  • Two (2) at-sea, on-board training places in the fields of environmental baseline survey. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between March and April 2019 for approximately 30 days with “R/V Kilo Moana” operated by the University of Hawaii. The survey will be focused on geological and biological sampling and the collection of environmental baseline data in the Korean Contract Area for polymetallic nodules.
  • One (1) year-long internship placement for a candidate in the field of UNCLOS with an emphasis on deep seabed mining. The internship programme will provide an opportunity for a candidate to work closely with the science and policy team at KIOST for one year beginning in 2019. 

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: A qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology for the at-sea training; and  UNCLOS for the internship programme; or an equivalent educational background;
  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;
  3. Good mental and physical health suitable to work at sea;
  4. Age: must be under 45 years of age.

If selected, the selected trainees will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit to participate in the exploration cruise.

Trainees shall sign a confidentiality agreement with the Contractor and will receive certificates on completion of the training. A report on the outcome of the training is also to be submitted to the Contractor and to the Authority.

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise and internship♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land ♦ medical insurance♦ and other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 30 November 2018 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied with the following:

1.   APPLICATION FORMS  [ At Sea Training:  docx | pdf  /  Internship: docx | pdf ]  to be completed by the applicant;
2.   NOMINATION FORM ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
3.    Copy of certificate of degree; 
4.    CV or Résumé; and 
5.    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English



At-Sea Training Programmes for 2018 CLOSED

UPDATE :(10 April 2010) The following candidates have been selected:

I.    Opportunity under the Polymetalic Nodules Contract 

NAME GENDER COUNTRY
First Ranked    
1. Isabel Garcia Arevalo Female                 Ecuador                 
2. Safiyya Sedick Female South Africa
Alternates    
1. Ahmed Mohamed Gad Male Egypt
2. Hai Trinh Le Male Vietnam
3. Karina Melias Astriandhita Female Indonesia

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) in accordance with the contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) at-sea, on-board training places for candidates from developing states, in the field of environmental baseline survey. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between March and April 2018 for about 30 days with R/V Kilo Moana operated by the University of Hawaii. The survey will be focused on geological and biological sampling and collection of environmental baseline data in the Korean Contract Area for polymetallic nodules.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: hold a qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology  or have an equivalent educational background;

  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;

  3. Health: have a good mental and physical health suitable to work at sea;

  4. Age: be less than 45 years of age; and

  5. Other: seagoing experience (preferred but not a requirement).

The selected trainees will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit to participate in the exploration cruise.  The trainees shall sign a confidentiality agreement with the Contractor and will receive certificates on completion of the training and provide reports on the outcome of their training to the Contractor and to the Authority.

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land, ♦ medical insurance, and ♦ other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 19 January 2018 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;

  2. Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 

  3. Copy of certificate of degree; and 

  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English

II.    Opportunity under the Polymetallic Sulphides Contract CLOSED

NAME GENDER COUNTRY
First Ranked    
1. Acer Jian T. Figueroa Male                 Philippines                
2. Jocelyne Mpemba Kazadi Female Congo
Alternates    
1. Essam El-Shorbagi Male Egypt
2. Karina Melias Astriandhita Female Indonesia

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) in accordance with its contract for the exploration for polymetallic sulphides with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) at-sea, on-board training places for candidates from developing states, in the field of environmental baseline survey.

The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between May and June 2018 for around 40 days with R/V Isabu. The survey will be focused on geological and biological sampling and collection of environmental baseline data in the Central Indian Ridge.

The trainees should:

  1. Education: hold a qualified bachelor or master's degree in the field of ocean science and biology  or have an equivalent educational background;

  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversion and training;

  3. Health: have a good mental and physical health suitable to work at sea;

  4. Age: be less than 45 years of age; and

  5. Other: seagoing experience (preferred but not a requirement).

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land, ♦ medical insurance, and ♦ other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

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" - we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 26 January 2018 deadline. 
Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;

  2. Nomination form ( docx | pdf) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 

  3. Copy of certificate of degree; and 

  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

Issue date: 15 December 2017

 


UPDATE: 1 August 2017 

The following candidates have been selected for the at-sea training places:

  1. Leslee Salzman (South Africa)
  2. Arthur Wilfred Balla Essomba (Cameroon)

Alternate

  1. Byran M Cababan (Philippines)

 

At-Sea Training Programme 2017  CLOSED

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) in accordance with its contract for polymetallic sulphides exploration with the International Seabed Authority, is offering two (2) at-sea, on-board training places for candidates from developing states, in the fields of Geology and Geophysics. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between June and August, 2017, for about 30 days.

The survey will focus on geological sampling and high-resolution topographic mapping using a deep-tow side scan sonar system.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: hold a bachelor or master’s degree in the field of geology, geophysics or have equivalent educational background;
  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily conversation and training;
  3. Health: good mental and physical health suitable for work at sea;
  4. Age: under 45 years of age; and
  5. Other: seagoing experience (preferred but not a requirement).

The selected trainees will be required to submit a physical examination report, signed by licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically fit to participate in the exploration cruise.

MOF will cover all the relevant costs including: ♦ transportation costs accrued by trainees pursuant to their participation in the exploration cruise,♦ accommodations and meals on board and on land, ♦ medical insurance, and ♦ other incidental expenses that might arise during the training period.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by the 3 April 2017 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied by:

a)    Application form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the applicant;
b)    Nomination form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
c)    Copy of certificate of degree;
d)    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

Issue date: 3 March 2017