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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.
Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd (TOML) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) geological / environmental at-sea on-board placements to candidates with a background and interest in geology, marine science, marine biology, and benthic ecology.
The offshore geological and environmental campaign will be in partnership Maersk Supply Services and will be conducted within the TOML contract area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The port of departure will be San Diego (USA). The exact dates of the campaign will be confirmed in early 2021 but it is expected that the campaign will take place in November 2021 with a duration of six (6) weeks. Candidates will be provided with as much prior notice as possible.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a report to TOML 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.
TOML undertakes to cover the following costs associated with the training:
Applications should be submitted by the 31 March 2021 deadline through:
Application must be accompanied by:
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.