Fujian Institute of Oceanography, Xiamen, China
23 October 2019 to 12 November 2019

As part of the bilateral agreement between China and SA, China offers a variety of training seminars for the oceans economy and other sectors. Attached please find the application form (and supporting documents) for the fully funded seminar on Marine Economy - Seafaring which will be held in China from 23 October 2019 to 12 November 2019.

Please note that the following costs will be covered:
- Return flights to China,
- Accommodation,
- Tuition, and
- Daily allowance

Candidates will have to pay for their visa application, health checks, travel insurance and travel to Johannesburg for those residing outside Johannesburg (departure to China will be from Johannesburg).

Applications and supporting documents (Visas to be applied for after acceptance into the programme) must be submitted to Nwabisa Matoti at secretariat@saimi.co.za by no later than the 3rd of October 2019.

Download the application form, supporting documents and more detailed information on the seminar below.

CLOSING DATE: 03 October 2019

SUBMIT TO: Ms Nwabisa Matoti at secretariat@saimi.co.za





Applications are open for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate study in 2020 in relevant fields, eg ichthyology, fisheries science, oceanography, marine biology, veterinary science, marine sciences. Bursaries cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and a monthly allowance.

Postgraduate bursaries are awarded in DAFF priority study areas and successful candidates will be placed as interns with the relevant industry or research institute or institute of higher learning, and be allocated a mentor.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2019





The Aquatic Ecosystem Research Programme (AER) is an applied research programme of the University of Mpumalanga in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu - Natal. The AER is dedicated to the development of inland scientific aquatic ecology research and capacity development through formal research outputs and student training.

Together with the World Fish Migration Foundation and the University of Groningen we are looking for a Ph.D candidate who are interested in joining our team to work on characteri s ing global fish swimways. This is a collaborative project with World Fish Migration Foundatio n (WFMF - project managers), University of Groningen and Zoological Society of London (ZSL – Living planet index).

The four year Ph.D post will be based in Groningen , the Netherlands and will entail frequent travel to South Africa. The project is propo sed to assimilate available information and define the global status of migratory fish and their swimways, and assess how climate change influences this.

CLOSING DATE: 3 September 2019



The Course in Ocean Governance for Africa is an annual course run in Cape Town in association with our course partners, SANBI and SAIMI.

The next course will run from the 2nd – 27th September 2019. Applications are closed.

Applications for the 2020 course will open in January 2020.



SAEON is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to develop a data assimilative model to better resolve and understand features on the Agulhas Bank.

CLOSING DATE: Will remain open until the position is filled.



PhD opportunity (sediment/ancient DNA) on South African and German joint project to identify changes in aquatic ecosystems over time to defines its natural variability in the past as reference condition and relates the condition of the present ecosystem to it.

Offered by SPACES, TRACES, DAAD. The funding will include:
* PhD salary (up to 36 to 48 months) to cover the personal living expenses in Germany
* subsidized health insurance fees in Germany
* limited travel money.

Work at the Universities of Greifswald and Potsdam.

CLOSING DATE: No closing date indicated, open until filled.



This course covers the High Voltage requirements as laid out in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), Manila amendments and is approved South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Understand and apply fundamental electrical engineering theory and principals relating to HV
• Understand the dangers associated with HV including arch-flash & electric shock and take appropriate measures to reduce the likelihood for such events
• Apply steps & procedures for working on HV equipment including Risk Assessment, Permit-To-Work, Sanction-To-Test and Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO)


COST: R7500 incl.



The Seabird Chick Rearing internship has been developed to equip you with chick husbandry skills and egg management skills for a career in captive breeding or seabird chick rearing. The Seabird Chick Rearing internship is not as physically demanding as the other seabird internship programmes, however, you need to be focussed, self-motivated, compassionate, and highly observant. Be aware that the environment you will work in is quiet and solitary by nature.