We would like to inform you that the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), as part of its capacity-building programme, will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities on-board research vessels during 2019. Normally, specific calls are made a minimum of six months before the cruise begins. However, you are invited to submit your application already now because sometimes the POGO shipboard training programme is offered an available berth at shorter notice. We would also like to announce a call for applications for the first specific opportunity to join a 'South-North Atlantic Training Transect' (SoNoAT) cruise on board the RV Polarstern in June 2019. SoNoAT is a training survey that brings together International participants through a collaboration between the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), AtlantOS project, POGO and funded through the Nippon Foundation. There will be 25 scholarships available for participants, which include travel to the departure port, return flight from Bremerhaven, and all costs involved with living on board during the training.
The call for applications for SoNoAT will be open until 30 November 2018. Successful candidates will be informed by the middle of December.
The 2019 scientific programme is based on Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate interactions and is designed to provide participants with a thorough insight into the fundamental principles of our changing climate. The SoNoAT 2019 programme comprises a pre-cruise training (landbased) in Punta Arenas at the end of May 2019, which will be immediately followed by the research cruise, leaving from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, on 2 June 2019 and ending in Bremerhaven, Germany, on 29 June 2019.
This 'Floating Summer School' aims to train the ocean experts of the future, and is designed for postgraduate students (Masters or PhD) of marine-related science and technology. Priority will be given to students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Diversity of race, gender and ethnicity will be encouraged and will promote cultural exchange and understanding.
You can read more about what the training involves here: http://www.oceantrainingpartnership.org/SoNoAT2019
To submit an application, please visit: https://form.jotformeu.com/82573705471359
POGO shipboard training fellowship
For full details on the POGO shipboard training fellowship, and to submit an open application, please visit: http://www.oceantrainingpartnership.org/opencall2019. Please e-mail pogoadmin[at]pml.ac.uk should you have any queries.