Programs for Global Ocean Issues: 2010
|Program||NF-UN Partnership Training Program on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea|
|Organization||Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (United States)|
|Description||DOALOS is a specialized body of the UN responsible for assisting the practical implementation of laws and regulations in countries around the world in accordance with the guidelines of UNCLOS.
Since 2005, this program has been providing fellowships to approximately ten administrators and researchers from mainly developing nations each year. Fellows participate in a nine month course which focuses on practical training and coordinated research with partner institutions around the world.
|Fields||Global Ocean Governance|
|Grant Size||USD 822,329 (Class of 2010-2011)|
|Program||NF-GEBCO Training Project|
|Organization||GEBCO Guiding Committee (United States)|
|Description||The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) series plotting the world’s sea floors was initially started in 1903 under the leadership of Prince Albert I of Monaco. Presently, the work continues through the collaborative efforts of IHO and UNESCO and is guided by the GEBCO Guiding Committee.
Around six students are selected every year to participate in a one year postgraduate course at the University of New Hampshire focused on the creation of GEBCOs. Collaborative surveying projects conducted by graduates are also supported.
|Fields||Ocean Floor Mapping|
|Grant Size||USD 950,000 (Class of 2010-2011)|
|Program||Capacity Building and Network Development at IAMU|
|Organization||International Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)|
|Description||The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) was founded by seven universities, representing five different continents, in November 1999. These seven member universities shared a recognition of the significance of maritime education and training in the era of rapid globalization of the international shipping arena.
We have two projects with IAMU: one is aimed at standardizing and improving education at maritime universities around the world to respond to the increasing internationalization of the shipping industry, while the other focuses on enhancing the networking activities of IAMU.
|Fields||Capacity Building and Network Development for Maritime Universities|
|Grant Size||JPY 47,500,000 (Capacity Building), USD 442,000 (Network Development) (2010-2011)|
|Program||NF-IMLI Fellowship Program|
|Organization||International Maritime Law Institute (Malta)|
|Description||The International Maritime Law Institute was established in 1988 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. It provides opportunities for high level education for administrators dealing with maritime and ocean-related regulation, mainly in developing nations.
Around 10 students are provided with fellowships to complete a nine month LL.M. program. In 2009, we established one Marine Environmental Law professorship post and one International Maritime Security Law lectureship post in addition to the fellowship program.
|Fields||Maritime Law/ Law of the Sea|
|Grant Size||EUR 335,000 (Fellowship; 2010-2011), EUR 322,000 (Professorship/Lectureship: 2010-2011)|
|Program||NF-ITLOS Fellowship Program|
|Organization||International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Germany)|
|Description||The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea was inaugurated in 1996 under the precepts of UNCLOS as a permanent international judicial body.
Around eight scholars are offered nine month fellowships each year in order to receive advanced legal training on the peaceful resolution of international maritime disputes following the legal procedures under UNCLOS and mechanisms for external negotiations between countries.
|Fields||International Maritime Dispute Settlement|
|Grant Size||EUR 230,000 (2010-2011)|
|Program||NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography|
|Organization||Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (UK)|
|Description||The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans was established in 1999 by the leaders of the world’s most prominent oceanographic research institutions to further the global integration of ocean observation systems.
From 2004 to 2007, we sent six visiting professors to provide training at six research institutions worldwide. Since 2008, about 10 young researchers have been granted fellowships each year to participate in a 10 month training program in ocean observation. The training program was hosted by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences until 2012, and currently is hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany).
|Fields||Global Ocean Observation|
|Grant Size||USD 622,000 (2010-2011)|
|Organization||Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University (UK)|
|Description||Established in 1995, SIRC is part of the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. With a view to conducting research on seafarers, it has a particular emphasis on issues of occupational health and safety from a social science perspective.
Since 2004, NF has been offering fellowships to about three researchers each year to enter a one year Masters program followed by a three year PhD program.
Graduates mainly enter jobs at universities or research institutions addressing maritime affairs.
*We are no longer taking new fellows for this program.
|Fields||Wellbeing of Seafarers|
|Grant Size||GBP 355,500 (2010-2011)|
|Program||Construction of an International Ocean Governance Network|
|Organization||Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy, University of Delaware (United States)|
|Description||In response to challenges in ocean governance in the Caribbean, Dalhousie University leads an international multifaceted effort to develop human resources in Caribbean developing countries with the purpose of building an international network in the region. Dalhousie University also works with the International Ocean Governance Network (IOGN), creating model human capacity building systems between SE Asia and the Pacific Rim, and between SE Asia and Africa.
*This program ended in 2011.
|Grant Size||USD 310,000CAD (2010-2011)|
|Program||WMU Sasakawa Fellowship|
|Organization||World Maritime University (Sweden)|
|Description||WMU was established in 1983 by the IMO as a specialized agency of the United Nations. It offers high level courses in maritime affairs, mainly to students from developing nations. We have been supporting WMU since 1988 and presently offer fellowships to around 25 scholars per year to participate in a Masters course that runs for approximately 14 months. In addition, we are offering three full-time teaching posts (Nippon Foundation Chairs) within the university in Maritime Administration, Marine Environment Management and Maritime Education and Training.|
|Fields||Interdisciplinary Scientific Prediction of the Future State of the World’s Oceans|
|Grant Size||JPY 99,077,603 (Fellowship; 2010-2011), EUR 314,840 (Chairs; 2010-2011)|