POGO fellowships for on-board training on an AMT cruise

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About the programme

Since 2008, POGO has offered special Visiting Fellowships for on-board training on the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruises. This initiative is now in its fifth year and has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme. The programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.

This fellowship programme is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD/MSc) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The selected candidate has the opportunity to visit Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) or another participating institute in the UK, for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; to go on the cruise and help make hydrological, bio-optical and ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend one additional month at PML, learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them. Core measurements are planned to include phytoplankton, zooplankton and bacterioplankton diversity, 14C primary production, nitrogen cycling, respiration, pCO2, fast repetition rate fluorometry, optics, coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM), pigments and micromolar nutrients.

The fellowship provides a round-trip ticket to the UK and a stipend for living expenses for up to two months stay in the UK; flight and accommodation associated with joining the ship; ship messing fee; seafaring medical and sea survival course.


Applications for the 2012 AMT Fellowship are now being accepted. The closing date is 4th May 2012.

Additional information about the Fellowship and the application instructions can be downloaded here.

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