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The Coastal Summer School 2019 on Helgoland features the 1st PORTWIMS summer school on “Marine phytoplankton diversity observations: innovative methods and industrial applications“.

It will be held from 28 June to 8 July 2019 on Helgoland, Germany.

The training will comprise a class room module (six days) at the guest scientist facilities on Helgoland and a practical module (five days) on board the German RV Heincke in the German Bight.

The Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (BAH) as part of the AWI is one of the oldest marine stations worldwide and has a strong tradition in capacity development and hosting international guest researchers.

We are aiming for PhD students, young researchers working already in the field, and MSc graduates.

The Coastal Summer School is free of charge, accommodation will be provided ( double rooms).

Some travel grants are available.

CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2019

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Two study positions are available at the NMU Ocean Science Campus as part of a largescale, 4-year international project (2018-21) which investigates ecosystem functioning in the domains of the East African Coastal Current (Kenya and Tanzania) and the Agulhas Bank (South Africa), with reference to climate change and food security.

• PhD project: Trophodynamics – Prey selectivity of squid paralarvae
• MSc or PhD project: Zooplankton dynamics of the eastern and central Agulhas Bank

CLOSING DATE: 15 March 2019

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Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) are pleased to announce that the 2019 POGO Visiting Fellowship for Shipboard Training on an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruise is now open for applications.

The selected candidates will have the opportunity to visit Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in the UK, for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; to go on the cruise (6th October to 17th November 2019) and help make hydrological, bio-optical and/or ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend approximately one additional month at PML, learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them.

This year, two fellowships are being offered and the successful candidates will conduct research on the topic of 'Bio-optical discrimination of phytoplankton size based on absorption properties' under the supervision of Dr Gavin Tilstone (ghti@pml.ac.uk); or 'Optical backscattering measurements along the Atlantic Meridional Transect' under the supervision of Dr. Giorgio Dall’Olmo (gdal@pml.ac.uk).

Interested applicants need to contact one of the prospective supervisors with a short CV and a statement of interest outlining their current research and what they hope to gain from the training no later than Monday 29th April 2019, to allow sufficient time for the supervisor to consider the application before the submission deadline and issue an acceptance letter.

CLOSING DATE: 6 May 2019

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The Aquatic Ecosystem Research Programme (AER) is an applied research programme of the University of Mpumalanga in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu - Natal. The AER is dedicated to the development of inland scientific aquatic ecology research and capacity development through formal research outputs and student training.

Together with the World Fish Migration Foundation and the University of Groningen we are looking for a Ph.D candidate who are interested in joining our team to work on characteri s ing global fish swimways. This is a collaborative project with World Fish Migration Foundatio n (WFMF - project managers), University of Groningen and Zoological Society of London (ZSL – Living planet index).

The four year Ph.D post will be based in Groningen , the Netherlands and will entail frequent travel to South Africa. The project is propo sed to assimilate available information and define the global status of migratory fish and their swimways, and assess how climate change influences this.

CLOSING DATE: 3 September 2019

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PhD opportunity (sediment/ancient DNA) on South African and German joint project to identify changes in aquatic ecosystems over time to defines its natural variability in the past as reference condition and relates the condition of the present ecosystem to it.

Offered by SPACES, TRACES, DAAD. The funding will include:
* PhD salary (up to 36 to 48 months) to cover the personal living expenses in Germany
* subsidized health insurance fees in Germany
* limited travel money.

Work at the Universities of Greifswald and Potsdam.

CLOSING DATE: No closing date indicated, open until filled.

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The course is designed to meet the need within Africa for awareness and training in ocean governance. It works towards building a sustainable core of experts on ocean governance on the continent. The course focuses on Africa and emphasises the benefits of harmonising ocean policies to promote a shared, integrated and common approach to ocean management.

The five module course covers the opportunities and threats associated with oceans and coasts, the governance framework, tools and applications as well as how to create a supportive framework for effective governance.

The course is intended for mid-career professionals, educators, researchers and civil society members that have coastal and marine related responsibilities, functions or interests, preferably from countries within the African region.

COURSE DATES: 2 September to 27 September 2019 (Cape Town)

CLOSING DATE: 18 April 2019

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CLOSING DATE: 18 April 2019

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Stellenbosch University’s 2019 online course in science communication will run from 3 May to 16 June 2019, followed by a practical project. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to science communication theory and practice, and is designed to develop the careers and professional networks of science communication professionals or scientists interested in engaging with public audiences.

Please email Rolene Langford at rlm@sun.ac.za to secure a place.

CLOSING DATE: 23 April 2019

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This course covers the High Voltage requirements as laid out in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), Manila amendments and is approved South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Understand and apply fundamental electrical engineering theory and principals relating to HV
• Understand the dangers associated with HV including arch-flash & electric shock and take appropriate measures to reduce the likelihood for such events
• Apply steps & procedures for working on HV equipment including Risk Assessment, Permit-To-Work, Sanction-To-Test and Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO)

DURATION: 3 Days

COST: R7500 incl.

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The Seabird Chick Rearing internship has been developed to equip you with chick husbandry skills and egg management skills for a career in captive breeding or seabird chick rearing. The Seabird Chick Rearing internship is not as physically demanding as the other seabird internship programmes, however, you need to be focussed, self-motivated, compassionate, and highly observant. Be aware that the environment you will work in is quiet and solitary by nature.

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