Call for Applications: 2019 NF-POGO-BAS Shipboard Training Fellowship | POGO

Call for Applications: 2019 NF-POGO-BAS Shipboard Training Fellowship

2019 NF-POGO Visiting Fellowship for Shipboard Training on a British Antarctic Survey operated Cruise

Polar Ocean Ecosystem Time Series – Western Core Box (POETS-WCB) 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.
 
One fellowship is being offered, and the successful candidates will conduct research on the topic of 'Influence of Antarctic krill shape and size on acoustic estimates (to include fisheries acoustics and zooplankton sampling experience)' under the supervision of Dr Sophie Fielding (sof@bas.ac.uk).

Interested applicants need to contact the prospective supervisor 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 Friday 28 June 2019, to allow sufficient time for the supervisor to consider the application before the submission deadline and issue an acceptance letter.
 
For full details on the fellowship, and to submit an application, please visit 
http://www.oceantrainingpartnership.org/BAS2019
 
The deadline for applications for the 2019 fellowship is Monday 8th July 2019. All applicants will be informed of the decision within two months of the deadline.
 
The fellowship flyer and fellowship announcement are also available to download.

 

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