BURSARIES 2020 – Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
Applications are open for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate study in 2020 in relevant fields, eg ichthyology, fisheries science, oceanography, marine biology, veterinary science, marine sciences. Bursaries cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and a monthly allowance.
Postgraduate bursaries are awarded in DAFF priority study areas and successful candidates will be placed as interns with the relevant industry or research institute or institute of higher learning, and be allocated a mentor.
CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2019ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Algoa Bay Ocean Governance Masters Projects Call
The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR), Nelson Mandela University in collaboration with the Equinor South Africa (B.V.) is offering two Masters studies in Algoa Bay. The call is part of the Algoa Bay Project and with the South African Research Chair in Marine Spatial Planning.
The two projects are entitled:
• Thematic Cost-Benefit analysis of marine protected areas in Algoa Bay - Masters in Commerce (Research)
• Effects and risks of planned oil and gas developments on marine ecosystems in Algoa Bay, developing a conflict management framework - Masters of Science (Research)
CLOSING DATE: 14 August 2019ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
2019 NF-POGO Visiting Fellowship for Shipboard Training on a British Antarctic Survey operated Cruise
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is pleased to announce a special Fellowship for on-board training on an oceanographic cruise in partnership with the Nippon Foundation and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). One berth has been reserved on the Polar Ocean Ecosystem Time Series – Western Core Box (POETS-WCB) cruise, which is scheduled to take place from 15 November to 22 December 2019.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to visit the British Antarctic Survey 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, and help make hydrological, bio-optical and/or ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend up to one additional month at BAS (depending on timing of return), learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them.
CLOSING DATE: 8 July 2019ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Aquatic Ecosystem Research Programme (AER) is an applied research programme of the
University of Mpumalanga in collaboration with the University of
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 2019MORE INFORMATION
IOI-SA Course in Ocean Governance for Africa
The Course in Ocean Governance for Africa is an annual course run in Cape Town in association with our course partners, SANBI and SAIMI.
The next course will run from the 2nd – 27th September 2019. Applications are closed.
Applications for the 2020 course will open in January 2020.
SAEON Postdoctoral Position
SAEON is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to develop a data assimilative model to better resolve and understand features on the Agulhas Bank.
CLOSING DATE: Will remain open until the position is filled.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
PhD Opportunity in Germany
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.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
High Voltage Training (STCW A – III/I)
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.MORE INFORMATION & COURSE SCHEDULE
Chick rearing internship
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.MORE INFORMATION