Student Training in Observational Oceanography

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The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is pleased to announce that it TENTATIVELY has been awarded a renewal for the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (CofE) in Observational Oceanography.

The goals of the Nippon Foundation (NF) - Partnership for Observations of the Global Ocean (POGO) Centre of Excellence (C of E) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) are to expand world-wide capacity to observe the oceans, to develop human resources in developing countries; to expand international networking in ocean sciences, with an emphasis on training young scientists from developing countries; and to strengthen ocean networking relations between developed and developing countries.

The training will promote excellence in integrated, multidisciplinary oceanography on a global scale.


  • The course is aimed primarily at applicants from developing countries, but strongly-motivated applications from those in developed countries will also be considered.
  • Trainees must have at least a first degree in science.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or academic institution in a developing country and anticipate returning to the country after completion of training at the NF-POCO C of E.
  • Candidates from developing countries have to demonstrate immediate relevance of their training to on-going or planned observations in their home country.
  • Students from developed countries must demonstrate their participation in this program will improve observational oceanography in poorly observed areas of the world oceans.
  • Preference will be given to those with a leaning towards quantitative analyses of biological, physical, and/or chemical data from the marine environment.

    Preference will be given to young researchers near the outset of their careers.

    The Nippon Foundation, acting through POGO, have tentatively provided financial support for travel and living expenses of the trainees.

    Deadline: 1st February

    For more training information and application, see: Student Training in Observational Oceanography Website

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