OFI hosts global ocean observation partnership
Monday, January 22, 2024

International ocean scholars will soon have a new opportunity for interdisciplinary and hands-on learning at three Canadian post-secondary partner institutions: Dalhousie University, Marine Institute and Hakai Institute.Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

The Nippon Foundation - Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography will be hosted by the Ocean Frontier Institute led by Dalhousie University.

Up to 10 scholars will be fully supported financially (subject to confirmation of funding) – helping to build global capacity for ocean observation.

Course material will cover field training, data management, modelling and coding, English for oceanography, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership, and science communication. Scholars will also pursue an independent learning project spanning the topics of ocean carbon, eDNA, or coastal resilience, while gaining exposure to industry, local tech companies, and Canadian Indigenous history and ways of knowing.Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

The centre is being developed and administered in partnership with:

Scholars will have the opportunity to learn and train in all three locations, which have complementary strengths to provide students with diverse experiences.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 21, 2024. Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree in science. Priority will be given to applicants from developing and emerging nations of the global south.

To learn more and to apply, visit the Nippon Foundation and Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography.