Capacity Development for Ocean Sciences, Observations, and Data/Information Management
This Website is offered as a service to the community of scientists who are concerned with developing capacity for ocean research, observations, and data/information management. Developed countries have well-established educational systems, but many countries in developing regions of the world are still setting up sustainable education systems. Several international organizations carry out a range of complementary capacity building and development activities and have begun to coordinate their efforts. Direct links to organizations with capacity development pages are given at the left; for those with activities in capacity development, but not specific pages, we offer information in a standard format.
Resources for Students and Early-Career Scientists
- POGO/SCOR Visiting Fellowships
- Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre for Excellence in Observational Oceanography
- POGO Fellowships for Research Cruise Training
Resources for Scientists and Institutions
Resources for International Organizations
- Matrix of Capacity Development Approaches by International Organizations
- Web site for Ocean Science Capacity Building Summit 1 (Bremen, Germany)
- Web site for Ocean Science Capacity Building Summit 2 (Izmir, Turkey)
- Meeting on Capacity Building and Development for the Southern Africa Region (Henties Bay, Namibia)
- GRADUATE EDUCATION IN OCEANOGRAPHY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS A MEANS TO UNDERSTAND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: The Results of a Team Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center August 26 – September 1 1998.
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- Urban, E.R. Jr., and R. Boscolo. 2013. Using scientific meetings to enhance the development of early career scientists. Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.16.
- Urban, E., and S. Seeyave. 2021. Visiting scientists provide capacity development: Lessons learned by POGO and SCOR. Oceanography 34(3):26-34, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.306.