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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.

Opportunity​ Institution​ Closing Date​
​4th African Discovery Camp on Biogeochemical Oceanography in Upwelling Ecosystems, 13 April-12 May 2017 University of Namibia ​10 Mar 2017
Acoustics Training Programme, 10-14 July 2017, Cape Town DAFF & Echoview​ ​24 Mar 2017
MSc research project on marine and/or estuarine toxicity assessment within the Coastal Systems Research Group of the CSIR. Based in Durban. CSIR​ ​28 Mar 2017
POGO fellowships for on-board training on an AMT cruise. For young scientists in developing countries. ​PML-POGO ​31 Mar 2017
​Ecofish - Stock Assessment Interpretation Course, 18-21 April 2017 DAFF & UCT​ ​31 Mar 2017
International ocean glider training course, 28 May - 2 Jun 2017  University of Gothenburg​ 31 Mar 2017​

MSC 2017 Under- and Postgraduate Scholarship Program

Are you a student with a research project in either sustainable fishing practice or transforming the seafood market? This is your chance to be part of the 2017 MSC science scholarship program. We invite both undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world to apply for the grant, which provides up to £4,000 towards the costs of your research project.

MSC​ ​3 Apr 2017
POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2017 offers young scientists from developing countries the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on aspects of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. ​POGO-SCOR 7 Apr 2017​
​IOI-SA Training Course: Ocean Governance for Africa, 4-29 September 2017 in Cape Town ​IOI-SA ​13 Apr 2017
​Summer School for PhD students: "Crash Course on Data Assimilation - Theoretical foundations and advanced applications with focus on ensemble methods", June 6-9, 2017, Bergen (Norway) ​NERSC 15 Apr 2017​

GEOTRACES Summer School

20-26 August 2017, Brest, France
This summer school (for PhD students and early career researchers) aims at teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for a good understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals.

​GEOTRACES 15 April 2017​
Fully-funded PhD opportunity to do marine ecological research in Sydney, Australia ​30 April 2017


MSc in Physical Oceanography: The main focus of the project is to assess all available historical physical oceanography data, and that which will be collected over the next two years, and determine a mean state for the KZN Bight in order to assist with MPA decision making processes currently underway for the region. SAEON/DEA​ ​posted 21 Sep 2016
​Available MSc Project on Kelp forest mapping ​UCT posted 24 Nov 2016​
PhD opportunity working on the eDNA of seagrass communities in South Africa Stellenbosch University​ posted 30 Nov 2016​; Starts Jan 2017


Rita Steyn is the SANCOR Student Representative. She is a PhD student at the Department of Zoology and Entomology at Rhodes University and specializes in benthic invertebrate communities in rocky reef habitats. Rita also updates the SANCOR Twitter feed and Facebook page.