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POGO-AMT Fellowship


POGO is pleased to announce that it will once again offer a special POGO Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise in 2012. This initiative is now in its fifth year and has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to visit Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in the UK, for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; to go on the cruise (10 October - 24 November 2012 from UK to Chile) and help make hydrological, bio-optical and ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend one additional month at PML, learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them. The fellowship will provide a round-trip ticket to the UK and a stipend for living expenses for up to two months stay in the UK; flights and accommodation associated with joining the ship; ship messing fee; seafaring medical and sea survival course.

The programme is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD/MSc) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The application deadline is May 2012. See flyer and application guidelines for further details, or visit http://ocean-partners.org/training-and-education/pogo-amt-fellowships.

Please feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.