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Oceans & Lakes — Scholarships MSc in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

Deadline for application:  01 February 2021

See the details of the programme and application procedure at https://www.oceansandlakes.be/node/28

PHD opportunity in optical characterization and robotic monitoring of biogenic carbon particles in the EPI and mesopelagic ocean

Ghent University are seeking PhD candidates for a joint project between Ghent University and VLIZ, studying the Optical characterization and robotic monitoring of biogenic carbon particles in the epi- and mesopelagic ocean.

This topic is multidisciplinary (involving two faculties), under the supervision of two research oriented promotors. The candidate should have good programming skills (mathematica and/or matlab).

Applicants should Send a CV and short motivation letter to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applied Marine Science Masters Degree

The course-work M.Sc. is a programme in marine studies, designed from a southern African perspective, and drawing heavily on southern African examples. The course starts in mid-late January each year, administered through the Biological Sciences Dept. and convened by the Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re). The aim of the course is to provide students with the appropriate tools to tackle the many problems associated with wise utilisation and management of marine living and non-living resources and ecosystems and issues around climate change. This is achieved by exposing the students to a range of disciplines, to provide them with the requisite skills to carry out research and to use the products of research. The course also reinforces essential skills such as scientific communication, numeracy and analytical thinking, and demonstrates the ability to perform independent research through the project component.

See details on application.

University of Antwerp — Master’s Program in Development Studies 2021-2022

The University of Antwerp’s Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) offers three specializations for one-year masters programs in development studies. Topics include poverty, climate change, conflict, good governance, sustainable development, and others. The Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR-UOS) awards scholarships to students from many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America for studies at Belgian universities that include Antwerp’s IOB. Candidates applying for a VLIR-UOS scholarship have to submit their application by 01 February 2021.

Read more here.

PHD in multidisciplinary oceanography

The international project Ocean Front CHANGE (OFC), supported by the Belmont Forum over 2020-2023, has announced they are looking for a student with a solid background in Marine Sciences, good computing skills and relevant interests to conduct a 3 year PhD in Multidisciplinary Oceanography.

The main objective of this PhD project is to study the formation, occurrence and variability of ocean fronts both in contemporary and future climates, and how they contribute to the structuring of marine life. It focuses on the Mozambique Channel, a highly turbulent oceanic region housing diverse coastal and pelagic ecosystems that support crucial socio-economical activities (fisheries, tourism, etc…)

Details about the programme and how to apply can be found here.