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Applications sought for Training Program in 2021

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Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program

Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry at the University of New Hampshire, USA (2021-2022)

Scholars from the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program

The Nippon Foundation of Japan has provided funding for GEBCO to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry. The 12-month course, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB), has been held at the University of New Hampshire, USA, since 2004.

Applications are now being sought for the 18th year of the Training Program, to begin late August 2021.

Access the preliminary application form and find out how to apply MS Word document version of the preliminary application form for entry onto the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Program in 2021 (23 KBytes)

Students will undertake an intensive 12-month period of lectures, practical laboratory and on-the-water projects, secondments to relevant laboratories and cruises on research or survey ships. In addition to the teaching staff from the university, visiting experts will present specialist lectures.

Find out more about the course.

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2021.

Since it began, the course has attracted applicants from more than 43 different countries — creating and strengthening GEBCO's links and gathering local expertise from all regions of the world. The course graduates continue to make a valuable contribution to GEBCO's work.

Home countries of Scholars from years 1 to 17

GEBCO produces a range of bathymetric data sets and products. This includes global gridded bathymetric data sets; the GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names; the GEBCO world map and the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book — a reference manual on how to build bathymetric grids.

In 2017, Seabed 2030, a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation was launched. Its aim is to facilitate the complete mapping of the global ocean floor by the year 2030.

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