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SAIMI is looking for an Administration Officer for the National Cadet Programme.

Required minimum education:
- Post-school qualification in maritime studies or similar e.g. National diploma, BTech, 3-4 year degree in maritime studies or related fields.
- Additional relevant qualifications will be an advantage.

Required experience:
Candidates who meet the following experience criteria will be given preference:
- Experience of the functioning of the maritime shipping/transport sector and its business requirements.
- Five or more year’s administrative experience in the maritime industry with an emphasis on IT skills and functionality.

Competencies:
- Ability to work in a team and independently
- Relationship-building
- Project coordination and reporting
- Research and data collection skills
- Excellent administration skills
- Highly computer literate

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2019

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Several MSc and PhD bursaries area available for this project, funded under the Earth Systems Science Research Programme, through the DST/NRF Global Change Science theme. This project is a collaboration between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN, Prof. Ursula Scharler), University of Zululand (UniZulu, Dr. Hendrik Jerling, Dr. Ntuthuko Masikane), Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI, Mrs Fiona MacKay), and CSIR (Durban, Dr. Brent Newman, Mr. Steven Weerts, and Stellenbosch, Dr. Susan Taljaard, Dr. Lara van Niekerk).

CLOSING DATE: 18 January 2019

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The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth and JPI Oceans , is launching a call for proposals on “Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability”. The call is aiming at bringing together researchers and other expertise across the globe to innovate solutions to accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change.

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2019

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he National Research Foundation (NRF) hereby informs the South African research community of the forthcoming international collaborative funding opportunities for 2019. The following Funding Opportunities for joint research proposals will all be published and the NRF Online Submission System will open on the 1st week of February 2019 for submission of joint research proposals.

CLOSING DATE: 28 March 2019

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During the last two years the National Research Foundation (NRF) has embarked on a processes designed to enhance and simplify the NRF administrative interface with Researchers, Students and Designated Authorities. This has been done by streamlining its application templates and its Call Opening process in line with the forthcoming Research Support Strategies by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the NRF. These changes will create more efficiency in receiving and processing applications and be more effective in prioritising funding to best serve the NRF mandate. As a result the NRF will publish One Call for applications for funding in February 2019.

CLOSING DATE: 28 February 2019

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Two PhD studentships are available to investigate the e nvironmental impact s , reproduction and life history p atterns of a n on - indigenous Diopatra species in the Knysna Estuary It w as recently established that the Diopatra species ( moonshine worm) collecte d as bait in the Knysna Estuary is not indigenous to South Africa. H owever, its large - scale removal is hampered by its size in conju nction with the p rotected status of the estuary . The worms live in tubes that are up to 1 m deep, so removal by digging is impractical and will cause irreparable damage to the estuary. Thus , we need a full understanding of the actual impact that the worm might be having within the estuary, before plans for large - scale removal of the worm are implemented. Such infor mation can provide insight into whether the worm is ‘benign’, and whether its removal may be more harmful than leaving it be. On the other hand, understanding its reproductive and life history patterns can identify periods when the worms might be mos t susceptible to management procedures.

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2019

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Submit an application, if you

• are a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country
• are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change
• are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation

We offer you
• a monthly fellowship of between €2,150 and €2,650, depending on your qualifications
• individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
• additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
• a three-week introductory phase, during which you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany
• extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

CLOSING DATE: 1 March 2019

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pplications for the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently being accepted. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and methods supporting scientific research in the oceans. Ongoing programs at MBARI span marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, and biology as well as research and development related to information management and ocean instrumentation.

Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Canyon, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments. The institute operates two ocean-going research ships, a coastal workboat, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, oceanographic profilers and moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a wide range of oceanographic equipment. MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research institute supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Offers will be made to candidates from the fields of biological, chemical, and physical oceanography; marine geology; and ocean engineering. Candidates must be awarded the Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 2019 and July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date.

CLOSING DATE: 20 March 2019

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Climate - induced coral bleaching is considered an existential threat to coral reefs globally and is exacerbated by other stressors, including coral diseases. Some corals are more resistant to bleaching than others, for reasons that include genetic variability among colonies, species and locations or gene expression. An evolutionary perspective is therefore integral to understanding resilience in corals. The a bility of corals to resist bleaching and disease is additionally dependent on maintaining a healthy microbiome (assemblage of microorganisms, including algae, other protists, bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses). While the importance of endosymbiotic mi crobes in coral health is well known , the effect of temperature on coral - associated bacterial diversity is not fully understood. The many interactions between the coral animal and all its symbionts provide many opportunities for adaptation to changing envi ronments and there is some evidence that corals may adapt to climate change. However, it is recognised that they are unlikely to naturally adapt fast enough to avoid catastrophic loss of species and populations.

Our research programme at UKZN and the Oce anographic Research institute (ORI) in Durban will therefore focus on ‘accelerated’ coral evolution to increase the rate and scope of adaptation. To this end , we invite applications for four PhD and two MSc projects as outlined below to investigate aspect s of resilience of corals to thermal stress. We are looking for motivated, self - driven students with a keen interest in contributing to understanding of global coral health.

CLOSING DATE: 21 January 2019

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The Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans & Coast s , South Africa; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, and the Institute of Marine Research, Norway are organizing a Regional Training Workshop on “ Identification of Zooplankton and Fish Larvae of the W estern I ndian O cean ”, that will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 23 rd February to 3 rd March 2019 . The training course is sponsored by WIOMSA, through its Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) Programme .

The main aim of the workshop is to train participants on zooplankton, fish larvae and fish eggs identification and analysis of their samples collected from the waters of the Western Indian Ocean. The structure of the course is such that two parallel sessions will run concurrently , one on the identification of zooplankton and the other on the identification of fish eggs and larvae. Both sessions will comp rise lectures and practical work.

CLOSING DATE: 23 January 2019

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PML is looking for a versatile remote-sensing scientist to work on new national and international research and development projects in the PML Earth Observation science group. Current projects focus on R&D in satellite data analysis and processing methods for monitoring water quality in coastal, transitional and open-ocean water bodies from the regional up to the global scale.

Scientific areas include: high resolution remote sensing of coastal suspended particulates, eutrophication indicators and open-ocean observation of the ocean carbon cycle. The work will use 1 km and 300m optical satellite data from Sentinel 3 OLCI and 10-60m data from Sentinel 2 MSI in a cutting-edge computing environment including a recent £1M investment in a GPU-based processing cluster.

The post is initially for three years, but given the on-going success of the PML EO group extension for longer duration is anticipated.

CLOSING DATE: 28 January 2019

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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.

CLOSING DATE: Further details on the academic and research programme can be obtained directly from Prof Mark Gibbons (e‐mail contact: mgibbons@uwc.ac.za). Please mention as the subject of your message: “information query on the Post‐graduate programme”.

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We invite suitably quali fi ed individuals to apply for MSc, PhD and Post - Doctoral research positions within the above research theme at the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape (UWC). Th e projects will be supervised and coordinated by A/Prof. AJ Smit (UWC), A/Prof. Tommy Bornman (South African Environmental Observation Network, SAEON), Dr Rakhee Lak h raj - Govender (Ts h wane University of Technology, TUT), and Dr Christo Rautenbach (South African Weather Service, SAWS).

CLOSING DATE: 18 January 2019

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Several MSc and PhD bursaries area available for this project, funded under the Earth Systems Science Research Programme, through the DST/NRF Global Change Science theme. Th is project is a collaboration between the University of KwaZulu - Natal (UKZN , Prof. Ursula Scharler ), University of Zululand (UniZulu , Dr. Hendrik Jerling, Dr. Ntuthuko Masikane ), Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI , Mrs Fiona MacKay ), and CSIR (Durban , Dr. Brent Newman, Mr. Steven Weerts, and Stellenbosch , Dr. Susan Taljaard, Dr. Lara van Niekerk ).

CLOSING DATE: 18 January 2019

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The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) Project are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the MOSAiC School 2019.

MOSAiC will be the first year-around expedition exploring the coupled Arctic climate system. It has been designed by an international consortium of leading polar research institutions under the umbrella of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and the University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

CLOSING DATE: 22 January 2019

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An MSc opportunity is available for a student to as sess and map habitat across several different shallow marine and estuarine habitats inc luding sandy patches, algal beds, seagrass beds and reefs in Algoa Bay. The research will investigate shallow-water seascape connectivity and is part of a larger progr amme assessing multi-habitat use/dependence for juvenile fishes within Algoa Bay funded through the NRF Marine and Coastal Research Grants programme.

CLOSING DATE: The project will start in early 2019 and the applic ation process will close once a suitable student has been identified.

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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been recognised as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Government of India. As a part of the IoE initiative, IISc has created the Raman Post-Doc Program, a highly selective Post-Doc program with 50 positions. The Institute invites applications for intensely motivated individuals with an established record of high quality research,for the positions of Raman Post-Docs. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals are also eligible to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 18 March 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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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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