NIO/ISA Launches Technical Assistance Program For Marine Scientific Research

The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)  and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) today launched the Technical Assistance Program for Marine Scientific Research (TAP-MAR) for qualified professionals,

TAP-MAR is being funded by the ISA’s Endowment Fund for selected applicants to participate in a course offered by NIO at its headquarters in Dona Paula, Goa, India with tentative program dates from 25 October – 19 December 2009.

Course highlights include marine surveys for inter-disciplinary research incorporating exploration, ecosystems and biodiversity and environmental impact assessment; practical and hands-on training and field visits.

Applicants are expected to have a degree in any relevant field such as science, engineering, law and social science with involvement in marine research, policy or administration.

Deadline for applications is 1 July 2009 with successful applications to be advised by 15 August 2009. For further details visit the Endowment FundOpportunities List page.