Training course on coastal carbon science and monitoring (Algoa Bay, South Africa)

As part of the KADI project, we invite 15 participants from the African continent to join a four-day training course on coastal oceanographic and carbon data collection, analysis and sharing.

The course will take place in Gqeberha, South Africa 12-15 March 2024.
The course will encompass sensor overview, hands-on training, fieldwork, data collection, data analysis and management, and international networking. The participants might be students, technicians, or early career researchers affiliated to educational/research/ governmental institutions working or studying in this field, and thus, it is required that participant have some basic knowledge about oceanography, greenhouse gas/carbon observations and marine systems. Good English language proficiency is required.

The training programme will be delivered by local and international researchers with extensive expertise in the relevant fields.
We will cover your international travel expenses, accommodation, and food during the course. Successful participants will be expected to write a summary report at the end of the training course outlining the benefit of the programme to their work/study.

To apply for a place on this course, please complete the application form below.  Deadline for application 1st of November 2023.

Priority will be given to candidates with a background in marine science or equivalent who are committed to use the acquired competency at their home institutions. In the selection process we aim for a balanced gender composition.

Each candidate will be responsible for obtaining visa to South Africa – if relevant.

The timeline of the process will be as follows:

  • Submission of application – 1 November 2023
  • Selection of candidates – 15 November 2023
  • Reply to all applicants about the selection – 17 November 2023
  • Confirmation by candidates – 1 December 2023
  • Invitation letters to selected candidates – 5 December 2023
  • Training course – 12-15 March 2024

For more info about the training course, please contact the organisers

Dr. Tommy Bornman ( at SAEON (South Africa),
Dr. Abdirahman M. Omar ( at NORCE (Norway), or
Dr. Matthew Saunders ( at TCD (Ireland).