Nauru Ocean Resources Inc.,

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

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering four at-sea on-board placements to candidates. Nauru nationals are encouraged to apply.

The objective of the offshore campaign is to collect a bulk sample of approximately 100 - 120 tons of polymetallic nodules. The nodules will be used to help refine and further advance NORI's onshore processing programme.

The offshore exploration campaign will be in partnership with Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA) and the campaign is anticipated to last approximately 24 days.

The campaign is scheduled to occur during the first quarter of 2020, exact dates will be confirmed with the selected candidates. Candidates should note that cruise dates can subject to change within reason due to the unpredictability of environmental factors while the vessel is at sea. Selected candidates will be provided with 1 to 3 months’ notice prior to the campaign taking place.

Candidates must meet the following requirements: 

  • Education: Possess a relevant bachelor’s degree or higher in geology, engineering or other relevant degree or educational background;
  • Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective; 
  • Language: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and 
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the United States of America. 

NORI will cover the following costs associated with the training:

  • Economy fare round trip travel, accommodation as require;
  • VISA application costs;
  • Offshore survival training;
  • Offshore medical;
  • Personal protective equipment;
  • Per diem on travel days; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programmme.

Selected trainees will be required to:

  • To submit a training report with photos to NORI and the Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry. This report should be completed within two weeks of the cruise.
  • Prepare the VISA application for the US (if required)
  • Abide by NORI’s Code of Conduct

Interested applicants are encouraged to view recent NORI offshore campaign videos and NORI trainee’s testimonials on Twitter #DeepGreenExpeditions or on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/deepgreen-metals-inc/

Applications should be submitted by the 6th of December, 2019 through:

  • the online training portal. Users applying through the online portal (see below), must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate, résumé/CV and other supporting document;    OR
  • via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms (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. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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 19 November 2019

 


2019 CLOSED

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering six (6) training opportunities as follows:

  1. Four (4) Professional Training (Environmental Workshop); and 
  2. Two (2) At-sea training placements. 
  1. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING – ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP

NORI is offering four (4) professional development opportunities for developing state nationals (including up to two from Nauru) to participate in an environmental multi-stakeholder workshop from 22-23 October 2019 in San Diego, USA.

The aim of the workshop is to seek input into the development of an environmental Terms of Reference (TOR) that will guide NORI’s environmental programme of work. Stakeholders will include international scientific experts in the deep sea, the NGO community and the International Seabed Authority.

Candidates will have the opportunity to:

1)         Learn about current deep sea science;
2)         Engage with respected ocean scientists, conservationists, and policy makers;
3)         Participate in the global conversation about deep sea resources and mining; and
4)         Learn about the process of stakeholder management and environmental impact assessment planning. 

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, chemistry, earth science, ocean science or related discipline from an accredited institution;
  • Demonstrate interest in the marine science;
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
  • Be able to secure a VISA to the United States.

NORI will cover: VISA application costs (if required); travel (economy class return airfare); accommodation; and will provide a per diem for food and incidental expenses.

Application Deadline: 6 September 2019.

  1. AT-SEA TRAINING

NORI is offering two (2) at-sea on-board training placements to candidates (1 from Nauru and 1 from another developing State) interested in seafloor sampling, geotechnical or biological work. NORI and its partner Maersk Supply Services will be conducting a 4-5 week, offshore exploration campaign to the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The object of the campaign will be to collect ~125 box cores to assist NORI further define its geological resource. Opportunistic biological sampling will also occur.

The port of departure will be San Diego (USA). Trainees will participate in the campaign mobilization process from 7 – 10 November 2019. The offshore campaign is scheduled to depart San Diego on 10 November 2019 and return on 17 December 2019.

Nb. Trainees will be required to complete the necessary offshore training, medical and visa requirements prior to going offshore.  

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor degree such as but not limited to: geology, biology, ocean science, geoscience or other relevant degree;
  • Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from a geological, environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
  • Outline how this opportunity would help further your studies or career.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and 
  • Be able to secure a VISA to the United States.

NORI will cover the costs of: 

  • Travel, accommodation, VISA costs and meals; Offshore survival training; Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training program.

Application Deadline: 20 September 2019.

All trainees will be required to submit a short report upon completion of either of the training outlining the training completed, the benefits of the training opportunity, the knowledge gained and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry. 

To apply to either of these programmes please use:

  • The online training portalFor users applying through the online portal, remember to upload a copy of your passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate and résumé.     OR
  • Email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the correct forms below.
  1. Application Forms (At-Sea docx | pdf)  | Workshop 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. Proof of proficiency in English; and 
  5. Copy of CV or Résumé

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 9 August 2019

 


2019 CLOSED

UPDATE :(11 July 2019) The following candidates have been selected:

  Name  Gender  Country
  First-ranked candidate (Geology)
  Baciyunjuze G. Aganze  Male  D.R. Congo
  Alternate
  Fidelis Onah  Male  Nigeria
  First ranked candidate (Oceanography)
  Lucia A Villar Muñoz  Female  Chile
  Alternate
  Matheus De Assis Bose  Male  Brazil

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering at-sea on-board placements to two candidates (one from a developing nation and one from Nauru) interested in seafloor sampling and/or geotechnical work.

NORI and its partner Maersk Supply Services will be conducting a 3-5 week, offshore exploration campaign to the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The object of the campaign will be to obtain a bulk sample of nodules in excess of 100 tonnes.

The port of departure will be San Diego (USA).  While the exact dates of the campaign are being finalized, it is anticipated the campaign will take place between September and November of 2019.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess a relevant degree;
  2. Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from a geological, environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
  3. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
  4. Be able to secure a visa to the United States.

NORI undertakes to cover the costs of:

  • Travel, accommodation, visa costs, meals,
  • Offshore survival training,
  • Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training program.

Selected candidates will be required to submit a short report upon completion of the training that outlines the training completed, the benefits of the training opportunity, the knowledge gained and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry.

Applications should be submitted by the 14 June 2019 through:

  • The online training portal.  Users applying through the online portal (see below), must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form indicating preference for either the geological or environmental programme, degree/certificate and résumé;     OR
  • Email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.
  1. Application Forms (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. Proof of proficiency in English; and 
  5. Copy of CV or Résumé

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 12 APRIL 2019

 


2019 CLOSED

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

Name  Gender  Country
 First-ranked candidates
1. Mekhala Rathnamali  Female  Sri Lanka
2. Raphael Di Carlo Silva dos Santos  Male  Brazil
 Alternates    
1. Chidinma J Nwoko  Female  Nigeria
2. Ahmed Adel Abdelhamid Saad  Male  Egypt

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) at-sea on-board placements to candidates (one to a candidate from a developing States and the other to a candidate from Nauru) interested in marine science and in particular physical and chemical oceanography and/or seafloor sampling and/or geotechnical work.

The 4-6 week offshore exploration campaign will be in partnership Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA).  The exact dates of the campaign are to be confirmed in 2019 and candidates will be provided with 2 to 3 months’ notice prior to the campaign taking place.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Possess a relevant bachelor’s degree in marine science (and in particular physical and chemical oceanography); or have an equivalent educational background;
  • Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
  • Language: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the United States of America.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a short report to NORI and the Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry.

NORI undertakes to cover the costs associated with the training:

  • Travel, accommodation, VISA costs and meals;
  • Offshore survival training;
  • Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

Applications should be submitted by the 28 February 2019 deadline through:

  • the online training portal. Users applying through the online portal (see below), must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate, résumé/CV and other supporting document;    OR
  • via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms (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. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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.

20 DECEMBER 2018

 

 


Training Opportunities (2015) - CLOSED

Update: Selected Candidates (December 2015)
Renée McDonald (Jamaica)
Oresajo Bamidele (Nigeria)

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) is offering two training places for candidates from developing States to attend an Environmental Planning Workshop in Gent, Belgium held by NORI on 11 and 12 December 2015. 

At the Workshop, NORI will review its plans for conducting environmental baseline studies within its nodule exploration license area located at 4500m water depth in the Clarion Clipperton Zone together with its environmental monitoring plans for text harvesting. The Workshop will also explore potential partnerships and collaborations to conduct the studies. 

The candidates must be undergraduate level students/young scientists studying marine science or environmental science. 

NORI will cover economy class airfare, local transportation if needed and accommodation for the two trainees. 

Applications should be in one of the official languages of the Authority, in electronic format, and addressed to training@isa.org.jm and should be received by 20 November 2015

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.