The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), invite applications for their joint Visiting Fellowship Programme for 2012. This programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. It offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. This fellowship is not meant for an academic course of study. Rather, it is for short-term professional training to facilitate capacity building at the parent institution.
This fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and postdoctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition (e.g. Commonwealth of Independent States, Eastern Europe). Note that priority will be given to applicants in early stages of career development. This fellowship is not meant for pure, “blue skies” research. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications.