News for your scientific colleagues who may be well suited for this opportunity for early career scientists from developing countries:
POGO, Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, 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 2014. This initiative is now in its seventh year and has proved to be a very successful training program providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific program.
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 (12 September - 28 October 2014 from UK to the Falkland Islands) and help make hydrological, bio-optical and ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend one additional month at PML, learning to analyze 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 program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD/MSc) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centers in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The application deadline is April 16, 2014.
Please visit: http://www.ocean-partners.org/training-and-education/research-cruise-training/pogo-amt-fellowships
Dr. Vikki Cheung
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Tel: +44 (0)1752 633424