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Student Opportunities


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.
​Masters Bursary: Developing Ecosystem Asset and Condition Accounts for Algoa Bay

This is  an opportunity to contribute to the developing field of ocean accounting within South Africa by contributing to the development and testing of the ocean accounting methodology to inform ocean governance. The candidate should have a strong GIS background, be comfortable with handling large datasets and willing to develop any necessary statistical or technical competencies. Preference will be given to candidates with an Honours Degree in Oceanography, Environmental Science or Geographical Science. The successful candidate must register at a South African University and will work closely with the SAEON Elwandle and Egagasini Nodes, being based either in Port Elizabeth or Cape Town.
SAEON and partners5/25/2020
Training on Ocean Governance and Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning & Sustainable Blue Economy
The online course contents and materials are now open to all interested participants with no time limit to complete the modules. Each course is rich with compulsory readings, supplementary material, links to useful websites and quizzes. 
The POGO Secretariat is issuing an Open Call for applications from any early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This is an open-ended call, and applications are reviewed as they come in.  Candidates will be contacted if they are considered to be suitable matches for shipboard fellowships as they become available. No closing date.
Funding is intended to support honours, masters and doctoral candidates for the 2021 academic year. Refer to your institutions for their internal closing dates.