Welcome to this year's students who are just beginning the 2016/2017 Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme.
Nippon Foundation/GEBCO students — class of 2015/2016
The GEBCO community is pleased to welcome the students just beginning the 2015/2016 class of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme.
This 12-month course aims to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry and leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB).
The course is now in its 12th year and is held at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA. 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 using 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 72 scholars have taken part in the course, representing 33 coastal states — helping to create and strengthen GEBCO's links in all regions of the world.
This year’s students from left to right in the above image are
- Chikara Tsuchiya — hydrographer in the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard (JHOD)
- Azmi Rosedee is a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).
- A.P Renzo Menacho is a Lieutenant in the Peruvian Navy
- Evgenia Bazhenova is a postdoctoral researcher at the St. Petersburg State University
- Brandon Maingot is a recent graduate from University of West Indies with a degree in Geomatics Engineering.
- Wasim Muhammad is a Commander in the Pakistan Navy