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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 5, Number 12

Special POGO-SCOR Fellowship for On-board Training on an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruise

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and its partner, the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), announce a special Fellowship for on-board training on an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruise. One berth has been reserved on the next AMT cruise for the selected candidate. The programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.

This fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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 (5 October - 12 November 2008) and help make hydrological, bio-optical and ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend two additional months at PML, learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them.

Total period of Fellowship: 05 September 2008 - 12 January 2009. Candidates should be available to participate for the full period.

Deadline for application is June 15, 2008.

More information and the application form is available on the POGO website: http://www.ocean-partners.org/Training_Education.htm

Prospective applicants are asked to make contact prior to completing an application.

Contact for Special POGO-SCOR Fellowship for On-board Training on an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruise:

Liz Humphreys Email pogo@mba.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1752 633 234 Fax: +44 (0)1752 633 102

For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa, ddimassa@ieee.org