Applications open: Marine Biogeographic Data Management

16 Sep 2015
16 Sep 2015

Marine Biogeographic Data Management (contributing and using OBIS), to be held in Ostend, Belgium, between 30 November – 4 December 2015

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
– OTGA Application Form – OBIS
– Short CV (max 3 pages)
– Endorsement letter (from employer or host organisation, in case of asking for sponsorship)
– Copy of passport’s first page

Both full- and co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of participants. Sponsored participants will receive one or a combination of the following cost items: 1) air ticket, 2) living and accommodation support, 3) tuition fee and 4) medical insurance.
The selection of participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration:
– Applicant country’s development status (preference will be given to LIFDCs)
– Endorsement of the candidate’s application by his/her employer and any co-sponsoring
– Expected impact of the training for the applicants’ institution
– Possibility of any co-sponsorship (co-sponsorship is an asset for selection)

UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore applications from women are strongly encouraged.

Complete applications should be sent by e-mail directly to the OceanTeacher Global Academy Training Coordinator (Claudia Delgado: and the OBIS Project Manager (Ward Appeltans:
We underline that the deadline for applications is 11 October 2015.

Kind regards,
Claudia Delgado & Ward Appeltans

OceanTeacher Global Academy Coordinator,
IOC Project Office for IODE
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC)
Wandelaarkaai 7/61
8400 Oostende
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