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The ISA Endowment Fund has awarded Ms Alejandra Mariana Rocha of Argentina, Mr Olubunmi Nubi of Nigeria and Mr Niroshana Wickramaarachchi of Sri Lanka, fellowships under its Technical Assistance Program-Marine Scientific Research (TAP-MAR) to participate in a course being offered by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa, India.
The course will include interactive sessions incorporating marine surveys for interdisciplinary research, exploration of marine minerals and resource evaluation, marine ecosystems and biodiversity environmental impact assessment of offshore projects. Other course features include Law of the Sea training with highly experienced marine scientists practical training in lab and field techniques field visits to sites of marine significance hands‐on experience with live projects in relevant fields report writing under individual supervision of scientists.
The International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund promotes and encourages the conduct of collaborative marine scientific research in the international seabed area through two main activities: by supporting the participation of qualified scientists and technical personnel from developing countries in marine scientific research programmes and activities and by providing opportunities to these scientists to participate in relevant initiatives.