The Nippon Foundation/GEBCO students - class of 2013/2014GEBCO welcomes the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO students — class of 2013/2014

News and events — September 2013

The GEBCO community is pleased to welcome the students just beginning the 2013/2014 class of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme.

This 12-month course leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB) and aims to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry.

The course is held at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA and is now in its 10th year. Funding for the programme is provided by the Nippon Foundation of Japan.

GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation jointly select six students each year out of many applicants on the basis of a number of criteria such as previous education; support/endorsement of home organization and likelihood of working in ocean mapping upon completion.

Since it began a total of 60 scholars have taken part in the course, representing 31 coastal states — helping to create and strengthen GEBCO's links in all regions of the world.

From left to right in the above image

  • Nilton Sanchez Espinoza — hydrographer in the Ecuadorian Navy
  • Tomer Ketter— affiliated with the department of Geology and Coastal Process of Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (IOLR)
  • Gustavo Adolfo Gomez-Pimpollo Crespo — hydrographer in the Spanish Navy Hydrographic Office
  • Ramli Mohd — hydrographic surveyor with the National Hydrographic Centre of the Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Daishi Horiuchi— hydrographer in the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard (JHOD)
  • Hemanaden Runghen — currently an associate research scientist working for the Specialized Unit on Ocean Matters under the Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Mauritius

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