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Marine training spots available in Belgium

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Five candidates from developing countries that are members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) are being offered marine training opportunities, starting this summer.

They are:

• One fellowship to attend the two-year Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) programme organised by faculties of science of the Free University of Brussels, Antwerp University and Ghent University;

• Two places for the annual 2018 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in Greece in July, 2018; and

• Two places for a seminar on dredging technologies organised by Antwerp Port Training Center in Antwerp, Belgium, in June, 2018.

The spots are being sponsored by Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) under the ISA's contractor training programme. GSR is one of 27 contractors licensed by the authority and offers the training as per its contract to explore the sea floor for polymetallic nodules.

The ISA, which was established by the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention, is headquartered in downtown Kingston, Jamaica.

Submission of nominations and applications should be done electronically, in one of the six official languages of the authority and sent by email to: by January 31, 2018.

Details are available on the ISA/GSR training web page —




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