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JAMAICA, Kingston (2 March 2017) - - China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (MOF) are offering training opportunities to candidates from developing States, in accordance with their respective exploration contracts for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts and polymetallic sulphides, with the International Seabed Authority.
COMRA is offering three (3) training places to candidates of developing States in accordance with its contract for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts exploration with the Authority.
The training will take place at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou city, Guangdong province for a duration of three months scheduled to commence in September 2017. It will be conducted by the Guangzhou Bureau of Marine Geological Survey.
Candidates for this training programme will receive comprehensive training in the fields of geo-oceanography, biology and environment.
For more information on this training opportunity, please visit the ISA website at http://bit.ly/2mx7kXK .
MOF-ROK is offering two (2) at-sea training places for candidates from developing States, in the fields of Geology and Geophysics. The cruise will be organized by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and is planned between June and August, 2017, for about 30 days.
The survey will focus on geological sampling and high-resolution topographic mapping using a deep-tow side scan sonar system.
For more information on this at-sea training opportunity, please visit the ISA website at http://bit.ly/2m0csQT .