Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM)

The manual application forms for training have been phased out. All applications should be completed using the web form. Applicants are required to use the online portal to submit applications together with a copy of your passport photo, the signed nomination form indicating preference for either the geological or environmental programme, degree/certificate and résumé.


 

IOM selected candidates May 2022

UPDATE (18 May 2022) The following candidates have been selected for the training placement:

Rank

First name

Surname

Gen.

Country

Regional Grouping

Country Class.

1

Tremaine

Bowman

F

Trinidad & Tobago

GRULAC

SIDS

2

Georges M

Kasay

M

D.R. Congo

Africa

LDC

3

Josiah

Stephen

M

Nigeria

Africa

 

4

Bunyaminu

Isah

M

Nigeria

Africa

 

R1

Hermes Martín

García Rodríguez

M

Mexico

GRULAC

 

R2

Rajib Kumar

Saha

M

Bangladesh

Asia-Pacific

LDC

R3

Md. Mostafa

Monwar

M

Bangladesh

Asia-Pacific

LDC

R4

Jeffrey Mensah Woode

Nketiah

M

Ghana

Africa

 

Issued 28 January 2022

Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) pursuant to its contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with ISA on 29 March 2001 is offering four (4) opportunities for candidates from developing States between September and October 2022. Candidates will receive a comprehensive six (6) weeks multidisciplinary training in the field of polymetallic nodules project management (including legal framework, exploration activities, environmental research, economic cycle and metallurgical processing).

Description of the IOM training programme

The IOM training programme is divided into two parts:

Part I: Introduction to marine mineral exploration and exploitation in the Area with focus on polymetallic nodules

This part will focus on the legal, environmental and technological aspects of marine minerals exploration and exploitation under UNCLOS and other relevant documents constituting the regulatory framework of all activities in the Area.

Participants will take part in lectures, seminars and hands-on exercises (including case studies and laboratory work with microscopes).

This knowledge- and skills-developing part is a basis for the Part 2.

Part 2: Laboratory work and scientific techniques for polymetallic nodules analysis and metallurgical processing

This part will focus on technological aspects of marine minerals exploration and exploitation.

Participants will take part in all stages of laboratory works, incl. analysis and interpretation of results.

This skills-developing part will be tailored according to the participants’ professional capacity (depending on their background) and laboratory capacity.

Organizers

IOM headquarters, Szczecin, Poland in cooperation with: Natural Sciences Education and Research Centre, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute, Szczecin, Poland University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

Requirements

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor or Engineering degree in natural sciences, applied sciences, technology or engineering; 
  • Work experience: at least one year of experience in the field of specialization; 
  • Language: sufficient knowledge of English attested by a certificate as required; 
  • Health: proof of being in good mental and physical health; certificates or other documents confirming compliance with COVID-19 regulations being in force in the time of training;
  • Visa Requirements: Eligibility to apply for a Schengen visa; 
  • Age: under 40 years old

Financial conditions 

IOM will cover the following costs: international airfare (economy class), local travel within the scope of the official programme according to the current official travel cost regulations adopted in Poland and Czech Republic; costs for accommodation during any part of the training, meals and daily allowance; health insurance (for territories of Poland and Czech Republic); costs of COVID-19 tests (if required); and tuition costs. 

Other information 

The trainees will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with IOM and submit reports on the outcome of their training to the IOM and ISA.

Applications should be submitted by the 18 April 2022 deadline through:

  • the online training portal. Users applying through the online portal (see below), must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate, résumé/CV and other supporting document; OR
  • via email, in one of the official languages of the ISA, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Form [ docx pdf]
  2. Nomination Form [ docx pdf]
  3. Copy of degree certificate
  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English; and
  5. Copy of CV or Résumé. 

One of the Voluntary Commitments that the ISA made at the UN Ocean Conference 2017 was ‘Enhancing the role of Women in Marine Scientific Research through Capacity Building’ – we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.