Nauru Ocean Resources Inc.,

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.


 

2020 CLOSED

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules is offering one (1) scholarship for a Master’s Degree Programme in one of the following areas:  Marine Management, Biology, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Earth Sciences, Geosciences or Geology for a developing State candidate starting in January 2021.

The NORI Scholarship will cover the direct costs required to complete a Master’s Programme at the Fiji campus of the University of the South Pacific (USP), including tuition, accommodations, roundtrip economy class airfare, visa and travel insurance, if required as well as a living allowance. The Master Programme at USP typically takes 12-18 months to complete. In addition to financial support, the Scholarship recipient will be offered access to NORI’s resources which may include access to offshore opportunities and staff if these can assist with the recipient’s studies. 

ISA member States are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates 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.

Applicants are required to: 

  • Be from a developing State with preference given to Pacific Island Nations and applicants interested in developing a research project involving polymetallic nodules; 
  • Hold an existing relevant undergraduate degree and meet USP Master’s Programme entry requirements (qualification requirements starts at page 102)  (http://www.usp.ac.fj/fileadmin/scripts/HandbookAndCalendar/HandbookAndCalendar_2020_en.pdf);
  • Ability to speak and write in English proficiently; 
  • Hold or be able to secure a passport; 
  • Maintain good academic standing throughout the scholarship; and 
  • Submit a written summary at the end of the Master Programme and participate in a NORI training video.

Nb: Once selected for the scholarship, the recipient will then need to go through the USP admission process.

Applications should be submitted by the 3 August 2020 deadline through:

  • 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 Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Nominations must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. A Nomination Form  [ docx | pdf ]  completed by the nominating government or institution;
  3. Proof of meeting USP academic and language requirements
  4. Copy of CV or Résumé;
  5. Two recommendations letters. 

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 this training opportunity.  


2020 RE-ADVERTISED

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) engineering internship opportunities to candidates in a second or third year engineering programme at an accredited educational institution.

The 4-6 week internship will be offered at the head office of NORI’s European based engineering partner. The internship programme will provide the students with an opportunity to work on the development of a polymetallic nodule collection and riser system.

In light of global pandemic, the internships have been re-scheduled to now take place in 2021 (exact date TBD). Candidates will be provided with more information  in this regard after their selection.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Must be in a second or third year of an engineering programme with an accredited educational institution;
  • Demonstrated interest in marine engineering (particularly the deep sea), the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability;
  • Language: Must be proficient in English - written and spoken;
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the European Union.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a report to NORI and the International Seabed Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career and or education.

NORI undertakes to cover the following costs associated with the training:

  • Travel (return economy fare airfare);
  • Accommodations for the duration of the internship;
  • Weekly stipend for food and incidental costs;
  • VISA costs; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

Applications should be submitted by the 31 July 2020 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 Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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.

 

REISSUED 9 JUNE 2020

2020 CLOSED

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering four (4) environmental at-sea on-board placements to candidates (three to candidates from a developing States and the other to a candidate from Nauru) with a background and interest in marine science, oceanography (chemical, biological, microbial), marine biology, benthic ecology, molecular ecology, and biogeochemistry.

The 5 week offshore environmental campaign will be in partnership Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA).  The timing of the exact dates of the campaign(s) are to be confirmed in early 2020 but it is expected that both campaigns, approximately 5 weeks each, will take place between April and August of 2020. Candidates will be provided with as much prior notice as possible.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  •  Possess at a minimum a relevant bachelor’s degree in oceanography, marine science, marine biology, environmental science, ecology, general science with multiple courses in relevant topics or have an equivalent educational background;
  • Demonstrated interest in marine science (particularly the deep sea), the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from an environmental or scientific perspective;
  •  Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English;
  •  Be able to secure a VISA to the United States of America.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a report to NORI and the International Seabed Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career and or further studies.

NORI undertakes to cover the following costs associated with the training:

  • Travel, accommodation, VISA costs and meals;
  • Offshore survival training;
  • Offshore medical; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

Applications should be submitted by the 14 February 2020 deadline through:

  • 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 Authority, totraining@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form (docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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.

ISSUED 15 JANUARY 2020


 

2020 CLOSED

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) engineering internship opportunities to candidates in a second or third year engineering programme at an accredited educational institution.

The 4-6 week internship will be offered at the head office of NORI’s European based engineering partner. The internship programme will provide the students with an opportunity to work on the development of a polymetallic nodule collection and riser system.

The internship will begin on July 1, 2020. The internship will be 4-6 weeks in length. Candidates will be provided with exact duration after their selection.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Must be in a second or third year of an engineering programme with an accredited educational institution;
  • Demonstrated interest in marine engineering (particularly the deep sea), the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability;
  • Language: Must be proficient in English - written and spoken;
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the European Union.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a report to NORI and the International Seabed Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career and or education.

NORI undertakes to cover the following costs associated with the training:

  • Travel (return economy fare airfare);
  • Accommodations for the duration of the internship;
  • Weekly stipend for food and incidental costs;
  • VISA costs; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

Applications should be submitted by the 28 February 2020 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 Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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.

 

ISSUED 13 JANUARY 2020

CLOSED

UPDATE : (10 January 2020 The following candidates have been selected):

Rank   First Name   Surname   Gender   Country
   1    Titie   Kaufusi JR    M  Tonga
   2    A.J.M.   Haque    M  Bangladesh
   3    Fidelis   Onah    M  Nigeria
   4    Voahanginiaina   Saholiarimanana    F  Madagascar
   R1    David   Mbarga    M  United Republic of Tanzania
   R2    Metheus   Bose    M  Brazil
   R3    Jeremy   Zamora Donaire    M  Chile
   R4    Auguste   Kikouagni    M  Cameroon

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering four at-sea on-board placements to candidates. Nauru nationals are encouraged to apply.

The objective of the offshore campaign is to collect a bulk sample of approximately 100 - 120 tons of polymetallic nodules. The nodules will be used to help refine and further advance NORI's onshore processing programme.

The offshore exploration campaign will be in partnership with Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA) and the campaign is anticipated to last approximately 24 days.

The campaign is scheduled to occur during the first quarter of 2020, exact dates will be confirmed with the selected candidates. Candidates should note that cruise dates can subject to change within reason due to the unpredictability of environmental factors while the vessel is at sea. Selected candidates will be provided with 1 to 3 months’ notice prior to the campaign taking place.

Candidates must meet the following requirements: 

  • Education: Possess a relevant bachelor’s degree or higher in geology, engineering or other relevant degree or educational background;
  • Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective; 
  • Language: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and 
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the United States of America. 

NORI will cover the following costs associated with the training:

  • Economy fare round trip travel, accommodation as require;
  • VISA application costs;
  • Offshore survival training;
  • Offshore medical;
  • Personal protective equipment;
  • Per diem on travel days; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programmme.

Selected trainees will be required to:

  • To submit a training report with photos to NORI and the Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry. This report should be completed within two weeks of the cruise.
  • Prepare the VISA application for the US (if required)
  • Abide by NORI’s Code of Conduct

Interested applicants are encouraged to view recent NORI offshore campaign videos and NORI trainee’s testimonials on Twitter #DeepGreenExpeditions or on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/deepgreen-metals-inc/

Applications should be submitted by the 6th of December, 2019 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 Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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.

ISSUED 19 November 2019

 


2019 CLOSED

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering six (6) training opportunities as follows:

  1. Four (4) Professional Training (Environmental Workshop); and 
  2. Two (2) At-sea training placements. 
  1. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING – ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP

NORI is offering four (4) professional development opportunities for developing state nationals (including up to two from Nauru) to participate in an environmental multi-stakeholder workshop from 22-23 October 2019 in San Diego, USA.

The aim of the workshop is to seek input into the development of an environmental Terms of Reference (TOR) that will guide NORI’s environmental programme of work. Stakeholders will include international scientific experts in the deep sea, the NGO community and the International Seabed Authority.

Candidates will have the opportunity to:

1)         Learn about current deep sea science;
2)         Engage with respected ocean scientists, conservationists, and policy makers;
3)         Participate in the global conversation about deep sea resources and mining; and
4)         Learn about the process of stakeholder management and environmental impact assessment planning. 

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, chemistry, earth science, ocean science or related discipline from an accredited institution;
  • Demonstrate interest in the marine science;
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
  • Be able to secure a VISA to the United States.

NORI will cover: VISA application costs (if required); travel (economy class return airfare); accommodation; and will provide a per diem for food and incidental expenses.

Application Deadline: 6 September 2019.

  1. AT-SEA TRAINING

NORI is offering two (2) at-sea on-board training placements to candidates (1 from Nauru and 1 from another developing State) interested in seafloor sampling, geotechnical or biological work. NORI and its partner Maersk Supply Services will be conducting a 4-5 week, offshore exploration campaign to the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The object of the campaign will be to collect ~125 box cores to assist NORI further define its geological resource. Opportunistic biological sampling will also occur.

The port of departure will be San Diego (USA). Trainees will participate in the campaign mobilization process from 7 – 10 November 2019. The offshore campaign is scheduled to depart San Diego on 10 November 2019 and return on 17 December 2019.

Nb. Trainees will be required to complete the necessary offshore training, medical and visa requirements prior to going offshore.  

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor degree such as but not limited to: geology, biology, ocean science, geoscience or other relevant degree;
  • Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from a geological, environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
  • Outline how this opportunity would help further your studies or career.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and 
  • Be able to secure a VISA to the United States.

NORI will cover the costs of: 

  • Travel, accommodation, VISA costs and meals; Offshore survival training; Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training program.

Application Deadline: 20 September 2019.

All trainees will be required to submit a short report upon completion of either of the training outlining the training completed, the benefits of the training opportunity, the knowledge gained and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry. 

To apply to either of these programmes please use:

  • The online training portal. For users applying through the online portal, remember to upload a copy of your passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate and résumé.     OR
  • Email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the correct forms below.
  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English; and 
  5. Copy of CV or Résumé

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. 

ISSUED 9 August 2019

2019 CLOSED

UPDATE :(11 July 2019) The following candidates have been selected:

  Name  Gender  Country
  First-ranked candidate (Geology)
  Baciyunjuze G. Aganze  Male  D.R. Congo
  Alternate
  Fidelis Onah  Male  Nigeria
  First ranked candidate (Oceanography)
  Lucia A Villar Muñoz  Female  Chile
  Alternate
  Matheus De Assis Bose  Male  Brazil

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering at-sea on-board placements to two candidates (one from a developing nation and one from Nauru) interested in seafloor sampling and/or geotechnical work.

NORI and its partner Maersk Supply Services will be conducting a 3-5 week, offshore exploration campaign to the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The object of the campaign will be to obtain a bulk sample of nodules in excess of 100 tonnes.

The port of departure will be San Diego (USA).  While the exact dates of the campaign are being finalized, it is anticipated the campaign will take place between September and November of 2019.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess a relevant degree;
  2. Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from a geological, environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
  3. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
  4. Be able to secure a visa to the United States.

NORI undertakes to cover the costs of:

  • Travel, accommodation, visa costs, meals,
  • Offshore survival training,
  • Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training program.

Selected candidates will be required to submit a short report upon completion of the training that outlines the training completed, the benefits of the training opportunity, the knowledge gained and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry.

Applications should be submitted by the 14 June 2019 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 indicating preference for either the geological or environmental programme, degree/certificate and résumé;     OR
  • Email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.
  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department; 
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English; and 
  5. Copy of CV or Résumé

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. 

 

ISSUED 12 APRIL 2019

 


2019 CLOSED

UPDATE :(14 March 2019) The following candidates have been selected:

Name  Gender  Country
 First-ranked candidates
1. Mekhala Rathnamali  Female  Sri Lanka
2. Raphael Di Carlo Silva dos Santos  Male  Brazil
 Alternates    
1. Chidinma J Nwoko  Female  Nigeria
2. Ahmed Adel Abdelhamid Saad  Male  Egypt

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) at-sea on-board placements to candidates (one to a candidate from a developing States and the other to a candidate from Nauru) interested in marine science and in particular physical and chemical oceanography and/or seafloor sampling and/or geotechnical work.

The 4-6 week offshore exploration campaign will be in partnership Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the NORI contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA).  The exact dates of the campaign are to be confirmed in 2019 and candidates will be provided with 2 to 3 months’ notice prior to the campaign taking place.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Possess a relevant bachelor’s degree in marine science (and in particular physical and chemical oceanography); or have an equivalent educational background;
  • Demonstrate an interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability, this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective;
  • Language: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of English; and
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the United States of America.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a short report to NORI and the Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career or interest in the seafloor minerals industry.

NORI undertakes to cover the costs associated with the training:

  • Travel, accommodation, VISA costs and meals;
  • Offshore survival training;
  • Danish medical (required to work on Maersk vessels); and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

Applications should be submitted by the 28 February 2019 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 Authority, to training@isa.org.jm using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

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.

20 DECEMBER 2018

 

 


Training Opportunities (2015) - CLOSED

Update: Selected Candidates (December 2015)
Renée McDonald (Jamaica)
Oresajo Bamidele (Nigeria)

​Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI) is offering two training places for candidates from developing States to attend an Environmental Planning Workshop in Gent, Belgium held by NORI on 11 and 12 December 2015. 

At the Workshop, NORI will review its plans for conducting environmental baseline studies within its nodule exploration license area located at 4500m water depth in the Clarion Clipperton Zone together with its environmental monitoring plans for text harvesting. The Workshop will also explore potential partnerships and collaborations to conduct the studies. 

The candidates must be undergraduate level students/young scientists studying marine science or environmental science. 

NORI will cover economy class airfare, local transportation if needed and accommodation for the two trainees. 

Applications should be in one of the official languages of the Authority, in electronic format, and addressed to training@isa.org.jm and should be received by 20 November 2015. 

Applications must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Form to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form (docx | pdf) to be completed by the institution or governmental department.