SIO At-Sea Training Oportunities

The Second Institute of Oceanography, SIO (SIOSOA) in collaboration with the ISA Endowment Fund is offering two at-sea training places to candidates from developing States under its ‘International Cooperative study of Seafloor Sulphides on Slow & Ultra-slow Spreading Ridges’. The main training contents are geological sampling and geophysical survey of massive sulphides deposits. The cruise will take place onboard “R/V Dayang Yihao” from May to August 2019 for approximately 35 days in the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) contract area for polymetallic sulphides in the southwest Indian Ridge.

The general requirements of the candidates are as follows:

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in the field of geology, geophysics, geochemistry or equivalent educational background;
  2. Language: sufficient knowledge of English for daily communication attested by certificate;
  3. Health: good physical and mental health suitable to work at sea;
  4. Age: less than 45 years; and
  5. Others: seagoing experience (preferred but not essential).

SIOSOA will cover the relevant costs for the trainees including: ♦ International airfares (round-trip tickets, economy class); ♦ Accommodations and meals on board; ♦ Allowance; and ♦ Medical insurance.

Applications must be accompanied by:

a)    Application Form [ docx | pdf ] to be completed by the applicant;
b)    Copy of degree certificate;
c)    Proof of proficiency in English; and
d)    Copy of CV or Résumé;
e)    If selected, the trainee will be required to submit a physical examination report signed by a licensed physician, stating that the trainee is physically and mentally fit to participate in the at-sea training.

All the trainees must sign a confidentiality agreement with SIOSOA and submit a report to SIOSOA at the end of the training.

Completed application forms and attachments should be submitted to the International Seabed Authority in electronic format to by 26 November 2018


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