POGO Fellowships for Shipboard Training

Current Shipboard Training

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.


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.



Past Shipboard Training

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.

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