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Observational oceanography training program for trainees from emerging and developed countries, The Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) (October, 2015, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany)

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Ocean Observations for a Sustainable Future: Well-managed ocean and shelf seas are pivotal to the future of humankind

We depend on the ocean for food, transportation, minerals and recreation. All maritime nations should participate in knowledge-based governance of the ocean. Education in marine science is key to secure the oceans as a sustainable resource.

The Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) provides world class education and training courses in the field of observational oceanography, since 2008. Starting in 2013, the NF-POGO CofE has been hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany‚Äôs foremost polar and marine research institution.  The next training programme will start early October 2015, pending approval by the Nippon Foundation

 

Venue and Background  

Located in the North Sea, the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at AWI will be conducted on the offshore island of Helgoland and the UNESCO reserve Waddensea island of Sylt. Helgoland provides opportunities for the study of open-ocean sciences; shelf/basin interactions are topics of study at Sylt.

 

Programme Content

The training will promote excellence in integrated, multidisciplinary oceanography at a global scale. Scholars will receive ten months of training to include one month of formal introductory training, followed by more detailed courses emphasising core skills (e.g., writing, scientific presentations, statistics and experimental design) and specialised scientific topics such as modelling, remote sensing, ocean-atmosphere interactions. Scholars will also receive training in instrumentation, sample collection and analytical protocols. They will conduct an independent research project during the programme. The training will promote excellence in integrated, multidisciplinary oceanography at a global scale. Scholars will receive one month of formal introductory training, after which more detailed courses will be provided both on core skills (e.g., writing, scientific presentations, statistics and experimental design) and specialised scientific topics such as modelling, remote sensing, ocean-atmosphere interactions. Scholars will also receive training in instrumentation, sample collection and analytical protocols. They will conduct an independent research project during the programme.  

 

Application and selection procedure (click here)

Applications are invited from trainees from emerging and developed countries. Priority will be given to young researchers near the outset of their careers. The intention is to help develop a core group of researchers who will continue to study the marine ecosystems around developing countries well into the future, and who will also help train the next generation of scientists in observational oceanography in the region.