Call for Applications: GSR Training Programme

JAMAICA, Kingston (19 October 2016) - - Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR), is offering two training opportunities for candidates from developing States, in accordance with its contract with the Authority for exploration for polymetallic nodules dated 14 January 2013. 

The two training programmes are (1) for one candidate to attend the annual 2017 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (2-21 July 2017) in Greece and and (2) for one candidate to attend a seminar on Dredging Technologies (19-30 June 2017) in Antwerp, Belgium.

I.    2017 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (2-21 July 2017)

GSR will provide funding to one candidate from a developing State to attend the 2017 session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in Rhodes Island, Greece.  GSR will cover travel, accommodation and tuition costs during the entire period of the course. Applicants must hold a legal degree, preferably linked to the Law of the Sea, from a university or recognized equivalent, and will need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English. 
The intensive 3-week training, given by leading jurists, practitioners and international law faculty from around the world, will allow the nominee to accumulate unique knowledge in the Ocean Law and Policy, basis to the development of future Deep-sea Mining Regulations. The candidate will also learn about Ocean Law Policy focusing on Background and Science, Resources and Delimitation and Navigation and Environment.

All applications using the required forms and documents detailed below must be submitted to training@isa.org.jm by the 31 December 2016 deadline:

1)    Application form for the 2017 Session
2)    A copy of curriculum vitae;
3)    A letter of motivation;
4)    Two letters of reference using the linked form 
5)    Certificate of a legal degree;
6)    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English;
7)    Nomination form ( docx | pdf) for GSR Training programme.

Further information is available on http://bit.ly/1GgKhi9.

II.    2017 Seminar on Dredging Technologies organized by the Antwerp Port Training Center (19-30 June 2017)

GSR is offering a two-week seminar opportunity for one candidate from a developing State. The course is organized by the Antwerp Port Training Center (APEC) in Antwerp, Belgium, and covers all essential theoretical and practical aspects with regard to dredging such as: navigating in muddy areas, strategies for the dumping of dredged sediments, the various types of dredgers, dredger simulators, maintenance dredging, large scale projects, spoil recycling, maintenance of dredgers, construction of dredgers, technical aspects and new developments, technical renovation including dredging technologies for international maritime experts. 
The APEC course will give the nominee a serious introduction to the latest high-tech state-of-the-art dredging technologies and equipment.  The dredging technologies and corresponding environmental management techniques from the dredging industry will be indispensable knowledge leading towards sustainable deep sea mining practices. 

Applicants must hold a technical degree, preferably linked to offshore activities (Marine Engineering), from a university or recognized equivalent, and will need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English. 

GSR will cover travel, accommodation and tuition costs during the entire period of the course.

All applications using the required forms and documents detailed below must be submitted to training@isa.org.jm by the 31 December 2016 deadline:

1)    Application form (docx | pdf) for 2017 Seminar on Dredging Technologies;
2)    Nomination form (docx | pdf)  for 2017 Seminar on Dredging Technologies;
3)    Certificate of a technical degree;
4)    Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.
More information and necessary document are available on http://bit.ly/2e64YKc

* ** *