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POGO Fellowships for Shipboard Training

Ocean Training Partnership

The Ocean Training Partnership (OTP) is an international alliance of marine science organisations that coordinates shipboard training experiences.  


Using funding from the Nippon Foundation, this initiative, which is led by POGO in collaboration with the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), provides grants to support training cruises, and fellowships for early-career scientists is developing countries.  


OTP capacity-building training cruises include AMT and FRidge (see below).


The current partners are now inviting institutions with spare capacity on research vessels, or Principal Investigators with spare berths on a planned research cruise, to get involved with this capacity-building project.  


Visit www.oceantrainingpartnership.org/call-for-partners for further details.


Current Shipboard Training

AMT Cruise
Since 2008, POGO has offered special Visiting Fellowships for on-board training. The first fellowships were given for the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruises. This initiative has proven 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 programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. 


Please see here to learn more about  AMT fellowships.


FRidge Cruise

New for 2017, and based on the success of the POGO-AMT fellowship programme, the Nippon Foundation and POGO have set up a new fellowship in partnership with the University of Liverpool , University of Southampton and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) on the GEOTRACES North Atlantic ‘FRidge’ Cruise.  


Past Shipboard Training

PAP Cruise
In 2012, a one-off fellowship was funded in partnership with the 
Porcupine abyssal Plain (PAP) cruise programme, and with the EU project GreenSeas. Scholars were supported on a cruise in 2013.

Follow the link below to read more about this fellowship programme.


Please see here to learn more about  PAP fellowships.


NoSoAT Cruise

In 2015, the first NF-POGO shipboard training in the form of the “Floating Summer School” on the North South Atlantic Transect (NoSoAT) cruise provided training during a five week long transit from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Cape Town (South Africa). In total thirty-four post-graduate students were trained in the principles of oceanography and marine biology onboard the RV Polarstern comprising of lectures, practical exercises and student presentations. Eight of those scholars were supported by NF-POGO. 


Please see here to learn more about NoSoAT fellowships.

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