GSR Contractor Training Programme 2021 - Deadline Extended

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.


 

Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) is offering three opportunities for candidates from developing States as part of its training programme in accordance with its contracts for exploration for polymetallic nodules signed with the Authority on 14 January 2013.

The three training programmes are divided as follows:

  1. One fellowship (Master's degree Ocean & Lakes)
  2. One fellowship (Master’s Emerald Programme, Faculty of Liège Belgium)
  3. One professional training (Antwerp Port Training Center)

1. Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management  (Ocean & Lakes), Scholarship years 2021-2022.

GSR is offering one two-year fellowship opportunity for candidates from a developing State, commencing September 2021, with completion in June 2023.

The “Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” programme will be jointly organized by the Faculty of Science of the Free University of Brussels, Antwerp University and Ghent University. GSR will cover asscoaited travel, accommodation and tuition costs.

The Programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in either: biology, biochemistry/biotechnology, chemistry, geology, geography/geomatics, bio‐engineer science or environmental sciences.  For other Bachelor's degrees in science, applied science and life sciences, equivalency will be evaluated based on scientific competences and skills of the students. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at least upper second class or equivalent) from a university or recognized equivalent. Applicants need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

ISA member States are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates, who must be from developing countries, for the training programme and should give assurance that:

  • All information supplied by the candidate is complete and correct;
  • The candidate will be made available at the time and for the period required for the training;
  • The candidate will be placed on leave of absence with pay for the duration of the period of the training (if applicable);
  • Upon successful completion of the training, the candidate will be appropriately employed in their professional capacity or in a related field;

Neither the Authority or GSR accepts responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the trainee or costs and any other responsibilities arising from injury, illness or death that may occur to the trainee during the training period.

Submission of nominations should be in one of the official languages of the Authority in electronic format totraining@isa.org.jm and should be received by 19 February 2021 05 March 2021 New Deadline Extension. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Nominations must be accompanied by:

  1. A nomination Form  [docx | pdf ] completed by the nominating government or institution;
  2. An Application Form [docx | pdf ] completed by the candidate;
  3. A proof of meeting the academic, and language requirements as well as two recommendations letters.

2. Fellowship Opportunity - Master "EMERALD" (2021-2022)

GSR is offering one two-year fellowship opportunity for a candidate from a developing State, commencing September 2021, with completion in June 2023.

The Master Emerald programme will be organized by the Faculty of Liège (Belgium) with GSR providing travel, accommodation and tuition costs.

EMerald is a two-year Master's programme (120 ECTS) organised by four European Universities - University of Liège (ULiège), University of Lorraine (UL), Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF). The programme is designed to focus on the following aspects: Resources Engineering, Resource Characterisation, Processing, Modelling and Management.

The programme is organized into four semesters (30 ECTS per semester). The first semester is in Liège, the second semester in Nancy, the third semester in Luleå or TUBAF and the fourth semester is in one of the four partner Universities.

The EMerald Master Programme has been designed to find the right balance between knowledge of resources (geology, landfills, urban mines, reserve characterisation and modelling) and process engineering techniques (comminution, sorting, preconcentration, extractive metallurgy and waste disposal).

Candidates must have a Bacherlor's degree in Engineering with basic knowledge in Geology (minimum 3 years of study or 180 ECTS credits) or a Bachelor's Degree in Minerals Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or a Master's degree in Geology.

The EMerald Master Programme provides an engineering diploma, therefore at least 22.5 ECTS in university level mathematics is required for application eligibility.

Selection of candidates is carried out as a cooperative process between the academic partner universities and the final selection is based on consensus agreement. The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, with a focus on qualitative and quantitative indicators of the applicants:

  • Academic background
  • Motivation letter
  • Language skills
  • Work experience

All applications go through the same selection process regardless of the student’s gender. However, for students that are at the same level and have the same qualifications, priority will be given to under-represented genders. Students with special needs are encouraged to apply to the programme and should inform the administrative coordinator upon application, to allow us to take the necessary measures of care if the student is finally admitted to the programme.

Further information is available at https://www.emerald.uliege.be/

ISA member States are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates, who must be from developing countries, for the training programme and should give assurance that:

  • All information supplied by the candidate is complete and correct;
  • The candidate will be made available at the time and for the period required for the training
  • The candidate will be placed on leave of absence with pay for the duration of the period of the training (if applicable)
  • Upon successful completion of the training, the candidate will be appropriately employed in their professional capacity or in a related field

Neither the Authority or GSR accepts responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the trainee or costs and any other responsibilities arising from injury, illness or death that may occur to the trainee during the training period.

ISA submission of nominations should be in one of the official languages of the Authority in electronic format to: training@isa.org.jm and should be received by 19 February 2021 05 March 2021 New Deadline Extension

Nominations must be accompanied by:

1. A Nomination Form [ docxpdf ] completed by the nominating government or institution;

2. An Application Form [ docxpdf ] Completed by the candidate;

3. A proof of meeting the academic, and language requirements as well as two recommendation letters.

4. Proof of academic and language requirements.

3. 2020 Seminar on Dredging Technologies organized by the Antwerp Port Training Center (7‐18 June 2021) 

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 (Dredging Technologies - 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.

More information is available on https://apecporttraining.com

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 19 February 2021 05 March 2021 New Deadline Extension :

  1. Application Form [ docx | pdf ] for 2020 Seminar on Dredging Technologies;
  2. Nomination Form [ docx | pdf ] for 2020 Seminar on Dredging Technologies;
  3. Certificate of a technical degree;
  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

One of the Voluntary Commitments made by the ISA 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.