OPPORTUNITIES

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The 2018 African Marine Mammal Colloquium will tackle new frontiers. For the fifth biennial, the AMMC will be moving out of the Western Cape to another centre of African marine mammal research, Port Elizabeth. In keeping with our theme, we expect a number of delegates from elsewhere in Africa. Also in keeping with our theme we are encouraging participation from marine mammal conservationists and educators. And finally, we are encouraging presentations on exciting new research fields and techniques.

The AMMC2018 promises to be the largest biennial yet with over 60 delegates expected. We will hear from a variety of research programmes and many exciting talks are lined up. These include an exceptional line line-up of plenary speakers from various parts of the world. The AMMC2018 includes a public evening, a poster event and a photographic competition.

20-23 August 2018, Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa has made available 15 scholarships at MSc or PhD level for researchers from South Africa and from the fisheries research institutions partner to the EAF-Nansen Programme, through a grant to Prof Mark J Gibbons at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). These opportunities are in the areas of multifrequency hydroacoustics; jellyfish genetics, taxonomy and biology; the trophic ecology of mesopelagic organisms; and nekton community ecology and population genetics.

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Internships in a wide range of fields

CLOSING DATE: 22 August 2018

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Specialist in capture fisheries statistics

CLOSING DATE: 31 August 2018

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Fishery and aquaculture information management specialist

CLOSING DATE: 01 January 2019

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The course is open to the public and suited to anyone interested in receiving an introduction to some of the technical aspects involved in coastal engineering or a refresher and update in latest findings and techniques. Topics are mostly focused on nearshore/marine hydrodynamics, geophysical coastal processes, coastal structures and coastal planning/management (related to engineering). Interact with experts, practicing professionals, lecturers, peers and students in this exciting field!

DATES: 27-31 August 2018, Somerset-West

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Jappie Levack and Associates, will be hosting a short training course in Maritime Law for maritime and government representatives, lawyers, graduates/students and others interested in maritime law.

The course offers a comprehensive introduction to maritime and shipping law, covering fundamental considerations in the management, conduct and regulation of the international shipping industry, law of the sea and international trade by sea.

DATES:
13 – 14 September 2018 : Port Elizabeth
20 – 21 September 2018 : Durban
27 – 28 September 2018 : Cape Town
4 – 5 October 2018 : Pretoria

Cost: R3,500

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The honours course is designed to combine theory with practice, and is comprised of three modules; ichthyology, aquaculture and fisheries management. Specific courses in these modules include; taxonomy, field techniques, impacts of climate change, conservation, local and global trends in aquaculture, aquaculture systems design, nutrition, fish health, integrated aquaculture, stock assessment, fisheries management measures and tools, fisheries governance and the human dimensions of fisheries.

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is implementing a number of initiatives to increase engagement of West African fisheries. A key initiative is the West Africa Small Pelagics project, funded by the MAVA foundation and with a geographical focus on Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea Bissau. We are looking for a Consultant to deliver key aspects of the project and to support other MSC work in the region.

CLOSING DATE: 08 September 2018

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The South African Shark Conservancy is seeking to appoint a Field Coordinator in Hermanus.

CLOSING DATE: 27 August 2018

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The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Namibia, Henties Bay Campus, has a vacant position for a Professor in the field of Fisheries/Marine Sciences/Fish processing and/or other related fields. A suitable candidate should at least be a senior lecturer/researcher with a track record in publishing, postgraduate supervision, proposal writing, curriculum development etc. Qualified prospective candidates may send CVs and any supporting documents to lkandjengo@unam.na


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The Thuthuka Budget Motivation Request for continued funding in 2019, must be submitted by all grantholders receiving Thuthuka funding in 2018 and who are eligible for continued funding for their existing NRF funded project.

CLOSING DATE: 16 August 2018

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Areas of cooperation

• Biotechnology in health and agriculture
• Traditional medicines
• Renewable energy
• Water resources
• Palaeoanthropology / archaeology

CLOSING DATE: 28 September 2018

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The NRF has entered into a new partnership agreement with the DFG of Germany to jointly fund International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) between the two countries. IRTGs are structured Doctoral Programmes aimed at training scientists and academics at different stages of their careers, with a particular emphasis on doctoral researchers.

IRTGs promote systematic research cooperation through joint research and qualification programmes as well as through cooperative cross-border supervision of doctoral researchers. A central feature of IRTGs is the coordinated and reciprocal research visits by doctoral researchers at the respective partner institutions.

The German-South African consortium will first need to submit a joint IRTG draft proposal to the DFG, submitted by the German host university. DFG will evaluate this draft proposal according to established procedures for IRTGs.

DFG will inform the NRF of the results of the evaluations, and only positively evaluated proposals will be invited to submit a joint full proposal.

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2018

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The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) 2017 has released its annual report. The report is available for download:

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