Seabed Authority offers Russian marine training programme

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Russian research and development company JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya has opened six slots for candidates from developing States under its 2018 contractor training programme, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has announced.

The training programme will be administered in two parts as follows:

Part 1: All six trainees will participate in a theoretical course at St Petersburg State University in Russia for approximately two weeks during the period October-November 2018.

Part 2: Trainees will then participate in an at-sea exercise, a scientific cruise on board the RV GELENDZHIK in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean. The duration of the cruise is 60 days and the projected cruise date is from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019.

The authrority says applications should be submitted by email in one of its official languages — English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic — to by the May 22, 2018 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 degree certificate;

d) Proof of language proficiency in English or Russian.

The ISA says it is strongly encouraging suitably qualified females to apply, in accordance with the voluntary commitments it made at the UN Ocean Conference 2017 to 'Enhance the role of women in marine scientific research through capacity building'.

Details of the JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya training programme can be accessed on the authority's website:

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