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A list of training opportunities for early and mid-career professionals in fields relating to marine science. For internship and postdoctoral opportunities, please have a look at the Vacancies page.
22 Feb – 19 Mar 2021 | Kirstenbosch
The course will be based in Cape Town (hosted at SANBI, Kirstenbosch), should travel restrictions and local COVID regulations permit. In the event that the course cannot be held in person, a virtual training program will be provided over the same time period. The four week course focuses on an array of pressing ocean governance issues. The interdisciplinary approach is designed to include lectures and field trips that demonstrate practical examples of governance tools, mechanisms and engagements with real-world applications in Africa. 
IOI-SA, SAIMI and SANBI10/26/2020
Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter

UN Environment Programme and Open Universiteit have created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter as a key activity of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (you can join the GPML). It is also part of the Clean Seas Campaign. The course starts on October 26, 2020. It is free for all students and available in 10 different languages. 

UNEP & Partners10/26/2020
Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) , Cape Verde from 7 - 18 June 2021
The SOLAS Summer School is a biennial, international event that aims to teach the skills and knowledge of the many disciplines needed to understand the nature of ocean-atmosphere interactions and how to link ocean-atmosphere interactions with climate and people. The program covers a wide spectrum of SOLAS themes in the form of lectures and practicals.
SOLAS & partners11/6/2020

​All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors - Call for South Africans

All-Atlantic partners are now looking to select Youth Ambassadors from the countries and regions linked to the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. This is a great opportunity for young ocean enthusiasts in the early stages of their training or profession.
DSI, Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance11/8/2020
Call for NRF Postgraduate Scholarships 2021

The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2021 Academic year. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application. Refer to your institutional designated authority for the closing date.

The ICES Journal of Marine Science is offering internships to support early-career researchers who are interested in learning more about scientific publishing and journal editing. Internships are for a period of one year. This is an unpaid, part-time (a few hours per month), remote-work educational opportunity.
Annually, from 1 June to 31 August, IIASA hosts up to 50 doctoral students from around the world. IIASA offers PhD student fellowships to undertake a summer project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda (dynamics of global change).