NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography 10-month training programme [applications due 15.03.2020]

Страна: Германия;

Город: Bremerhaven

Добавлена: 15.03.2020

Работодатель: The Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE)

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For researchers;

Дедлайн подачи: 15.03.2020

 

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's foremost polar and marine research institution. The next training programme (NF-POGO cofE Phase III) will start in autumn 2020. The call is open until the middle of March 2020.

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.

Apply for the next NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at the AWI on Helgoland and Sylt open from January 2020. Your application should be submitted by 15th March 2020.

Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by end of June 2020.

The training will start presumably last weeks in October 2020. Scholarships will be provided from NF-POGO through the CofE that cover travel, room, board, tuition, and a modest allowance for those students accepted into the programme.

Eligibility and Prospects

Each year the course is open to 10 participants. Trainees must have at least a first degree in science. Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or academic institution in a developing country and anticipate returning to the country after completion of training at the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at AWI. Candidates should demonstrate relevance of their training to on-going or planned ocean observations in their home country. Preference will be given to those with a leaning towards quantitative analyses of biological, physical, and/or chemical data from the marine environment.

The Centre of Excellence is seen as the beginning of a long-term, sustained effort at capacity building in observational oceanography on a global scale. The activities of the trainees will be monitored for some years after the completion of the course. It is also anticipated that the strongest participants will have further opportunities for advanced training and scientific exchange with POGO member institutions in other locations around the world. Participants will be expected to join NANO, the NF-POGO scholars alumni. NANO provides many networking, education, and research activities for its members. In total, it is expected that the legacy of the Centre of Excellence will endure far into the future.

Course Synopsis

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 emphasizing 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. Each scholar will conduct an independent research project during the programme. The scientific staff of AWI can mentor research projects in numerous fields as it is large in number and diverse, with strength in many areas of Observational Oceanography; the scientists on Helgoland and Sylt have unique expertise in biology, ecology, time-series work and coastal processes.

 

 

 
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