POGO sponsors young scientists from developing countries to attend scientific workshops adhoc. This is not a open call for travel grants but only applies to workshops specifically selected by POGO.
Please check the Current Opportunities page regularly to see which workshops are supported by POGO. Alternatively, applications for grants to attend workshops can be put forward by POGO member institutes in the frame of POGO Working Groups and Training Initiatives.
As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, several student were sponsored to participate in the International Training Course on ‘Emerging trends in Ocean Observations with special emphasis on Moored Buoys and Time series Data Analysis and Applications’, 4 - 15 July 2016 at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).
As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, a young scientist from India was sponsored to participate in the Technical Training in Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey Operations at SAHFOS , Plymouth, UK in 2015.
In 2012, POGO decided to sponsor a young scientist from a developing country, to attend the SAHFOS/MBA Phtyoplankton Identification Workshop that was run from 3rd to 13th July in Plymouth. This was decided in the context of POGO’s support for the development of the Global Alliance of CPR Surveys, and in particular its expansion to developing countries. Among the fifty or so applications received, the workshop organisers selected Dr. Gaston Almandoz, from National University of La Plata in Argentina.
At the end of the course, Gaston was invited to visit the POGO Secretariat and PML, to give him the opportunity to meet some PML scientists and to give a presentation on his current work, and on how the phytoplankton workshop will help him to further develop his research.
Gaston's report and an article published in the POGO Newsletter can be downloaded below.