Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI)

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.


Selected candidates NORI March 2022


UPDATE (21 March 2022) The following candidates have been selected for the training placement:


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Bhine O.














Clemence T.






Issue Date: 12 May 2021

Re-issued 17 November 2021

Deadline extended for June 2022 placement

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules is offering two (2) one (1) remaining at-sea engineering training opportunities to candidates with an engineering degree from an accredited educational institution and interest in marine engineering and the seafloor minerals industry.

The at-sea internship will assist with the testing of NORI’s nodule collection and riser system.                                                                                                       

Exact dates and duration will be confirmed closer to the mobilization. The current estimated timeframe and durations are:

        1) The first opportunity will mobilize in Europe for Atlantic testing in late December 2021 and the campaign will take place from January – February 2022; and

       2) The second opportunity will mobilize in Mexico for the Pacific testing in June 2022 and the campaign will take place from June – August 2022

The intern will be assigned tasks and responsibilities based on their experience and capabilities. NORI’s objective is to provide the candidate with a unique learning experience in an exciting new field. The trainee is expected to be an active contributor to the programme.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

Education / Experience:

  • Possess at a minimum an engineering bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution;
  • Demonstrated interest in marine engineering, the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in an offshore environment; and
  • Offshore experience will be prioritized;
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of spoken and written English;


  • Be able to secure a VISA to the European Union (Supporting documents will be provided by NORI);
  • Complete an offshore fitness certification process;
  • Successfully complete the offshore safety & survival training (STCW code); and
  • Agree to abide by and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a report to NORI and the ISA 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 costs (return economy fare airfare and accommodations) and insurance;
  • Offshore survival training and medical;
  • Personal protective equipment;
  • VISA costs;
  • COVID-19 testing; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

Safety is the priority of NORI and its partners. NORI is partnering with AllSeas Engineering to offer this training opportunity. Both organizations have safely conducted multiple offshores campaigns during the last 12 months. COVID-19 safety protocols have been developed and successfully implemented to ensure the safety of all participating.

Applications should be submitted by the 31 January 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 using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms (docx | pdf) 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.

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.