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Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence Programme 2023-2024 in Observational Oceanography

Deadline: 31st of December, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Alfred Wegener Institute’s Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence Programme in Observational Oceanography, which runs from 2023 to 2024. (AWI). Since 2008, the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) has offered top-notch instruction and training in the discipline of observational oceanography.

The Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany’s premier polar and marine research organization, has hosted the NF-POGO CofE since 2013. In May 2023, the third phase of the NF-POGO CofE training program will begin.

Located in the North Sea, the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at AWI will be conducted on the offshore
island of Helgoland and the UNESCO reserve Waddensea island of Sylt. Helgoland provides opportunities
for the study of open-ocean sciences; shelf/basin interactions are topics of study at Sylt.

Course Synopsis:

The training will promote excellence in integrated, multidisciplinary oceanography at a global scale.
Scholars will receive ten months of training to include one month of formal introductory training,
followed by more detailed courses emphasizing core skills (e.g. writing, scientific presentations, statistics
and experimental design) and specialised scientific topics such as modelling, remote sensing, oceanatmosphere interactions. Scholars will also receive training in instrumentation, sample collection and
analytical protocols.
Each scholar will conduct an independent research project during the programme. The scientific staff of
AWI can mentor research projects in numerous fields as it is large in number and diverse, with strength in
many areas of Observational Oceanography; the scientists on Helgoland and Sylt have unique expertise in
biology, ecology, time-series work and coastal processes.


Scholarships will be provided from NF-POGO through the CofE that cover travel, room,
board, tuition, and a modest allowance for those students accepted into the programme.


Trainees must have at least a first degree in science.
Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or
academic institution in a developing country and anticipate returning to the country after
completion of training at the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at AWI.
Candidates should demonstrate relevance of their training to ongoing or planned ocean
observations in their home country.
Preference will be given to those with a leaning towards quantitative analyses of biological,
physical, and/or chemical data from the marine environment.


Applications and recommendation letters should be written in English and letters submitted/uploaded in
pdf format. Only applications that are complete in all respects will be considered for the scholarship.

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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