2020 POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships for Oceans Researchers

Deadline: March 31, 2020.

This programme is jointly funded by POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. The Programme has been a success for over fifteen years, with more than 160 fellowships awarded since 2001.


• Fixed-point time-series observations (e.g. contributing to OceanSITES, IODE Ocean Data Portal, WOD and/or other shared data systems)

• Large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity and other biological Essential Ocean Variables (e.g. Continuous Plankton Recorder and other programs)

• Emerging technologies for ocean observations

• Coastal observations/ Coastal zone management

• Oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on Floats and Gliders

• Time series measurements of N�O and CH�

• Ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean

• Ocean and coastal modelling

• Optical measurements of living and non-living particles


1. The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (preferably of PhD level) and post-doctoral fellows of developing countries and countries with economies in transition and involved in oceanographic work.

2. Applicants must be citizens of developing countries or economies in transition, as defined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD, for more information see the list of eligible countries.


Funding to spend between one and three months at another oceanographic institute, anywhere in the world, to receive training on any aspect of oceanographic observation analyses and interpretation. The fellowship is NOT intended for an academic course of study, or for research.

• International airfare

• Transport from airport to host institution

• Contribution towards living expenses


The Selection Criteria involve a number of factors including:

  1. Quality of the application;
  2. Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement (Argo Floats and gliders; fixed-point time-series observations; large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity; emerging technologies for ocean observations; data management; coastal observations/ coastal zone management; ocean and coastal modelling; oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on floats and gliders; optical measurements of living and non-living particles; time series measurements of N2O and CH4); ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean (contributions to IIOE-2).
  3. Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
  4. The need to maximise regional distribution of the awards.


Applications for 2020 are open until 31 March 2020, and should be made via the marinetraining.eu website, at this link: http://www.marinetraining.eu/POGOSCOR2020



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