Programs for Global Ocean Issues: 2008

2008

Program Name NF-UN Partnership Training Programme on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Year 2008
Organization External siteDivision for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (The United States)
Explanation Among countries that have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) there are, particularly among developing countries, those that are seen to lag in fulfilling important aspects of the convention. This is also true among those countries that have not ratified it. This program aims to address this issue, working with the UN Office of Legal Affairs’ Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, with universities and with research organizations, to develop the human resources that can develop the order of the sea.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 635,579
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Strenghening Principled Ocean Governance Networks
Year 2008
Organization External siteDalhousie University (Canada)
Explanation In response to the problem of ocean governance in the Carribean, Dalhousie University is leading an international, multifaceted effort to develop human resources in the developing countries of that region with the purpose of building an international network in the region.

It also works with the International Ocean Governance Network, creating model human resources development systems between South East Asia and the Pac Rim, and between South East Asia and Africa.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size CAD 250,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Construction of an International Ocean Governance Network
Year 2008
Organization External siteUniversity of Delaware, Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy (USA)
Explanation This program aims to build a new ocean governance system through an International Ocean Governance Network-based scheme that takes into account not only researchers, but governments and corporations.

Working through the IOGN, it will organize the relevant literature and analize policy related to this field. In addition, it will hold workshops and international meetings in order to both work toward the building of a network and to provide a forum for the presentation of research findings.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 200,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2008
Organization External siteGeneral Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (The United Kingdom)
Explanation This project provides several students each year, primarily from developing countries, with scholarships to pursue a postgraduate degree in Ocean Bathymetry at a leading European or North American University (currently the University of New Hampshire), with the aim of training young scientists and bathymetrists that can contribute to the further development of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 548,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Capacity Building)
Year 2008
Organization External siteInternational Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)
Explanation This project is aimed at standardizing and improving education at maritime universities around the world to respond to the increasing internationalization of the shipping industry.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 50,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Network Development)
Year 2008
Organization External siteInternational Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)
Explanation This project supports the activities of the International Association of Maritime Universities, which operates a network of leading maritime universities around the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 478,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-IMLI Scholarship Program
Year 2008
Organization External siteInternational Maritime Law Institute (Malta)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to government officials and maritime specialists in developing countries so that they can pursue a masters degree at the International Maritime Law Institute, and obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to help their countries implement UNCLOS and related international instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 324,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-ITLOS Training Program
Year 2008
Organization External siteInternational Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Germany)
Explanation In order to peaceably and smoothly resolve international maritime conflicts, this program provides training for maritime legal professionals from developing countries. After completion of the program, participants return to their own countries to work as governmental advisors in maritime policy.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 200,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2008
Organization External siteSeafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University (The United Kingdom)
Explanation This project provides five two-year fellowships annually to students pursuing a postgraduate degree at the Seafarers International Research Center at Cardiff University, with the aim of fostering a new generation of leaders in the maritime community with expertise in the social sciences. Each year, outstanding students will be given the option to go on for a doctorate.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 390,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2008
Organization External siteWorld Maritime University (Sweden)
Explanation Three Chairs (in Maritime Administration, Marine Environment Management, and Maritime Technology) were established at the World Maritime University with the aim of increasing the variety of courses available to students, as well as laying down the foundation for creating a doctoral program at the university.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 300,000
Countries Reached Global