The IOCCG inaugurates a fellowship in honour of Trevor Platt.

Published: August 22, 2022
News -Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship

The Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship was established by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) to honour the memory of Professor Trevor Platt (1942-2020), who was a brilliant scientist and a leader in interdisciplinary oceanographic research, with outstanding contributions in the fields of biological oceanography, theoretical ecology and the use of satellite ocean colour data for measuring ocean processes. He played an especially important role in the establishment of the IOCCG, being one of the founding members of the group, and serving as the first Chairman for a period of 10 years (from 1996-2006).

The prestigious IOCCG Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship is aimed at providing students and early career scientists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition with the opportunity for gaining valuable training experience in the field of ocean and in-land water remote sensing and applications. The applicant must be a citizen of one of the listed eligible countries (according to SCOR), and must be residing in that country at the time of application.

Two scholarships will be awarded for the inaugural year, in 2023, at US$ 5,000 each. Applications are open to graduate students and early career scientists (i.e., having received a Ph.D. within the past 5 years) involved in any aspect of ocean optics and ocean colour research and applications relevant to the IOCCG Objectives. The scholarship offers the opportunity for individuals to conduct hands-on research, or to receive in-depth training, at a foreign institute. Funds will be provided for each recipient to travel to an institute outside their home country for a short period of time (up to 3 months) to work with experts in the field. Stays of longer than 3 months may be considered if sufficient justification is provided, and if total costs to IOCCG do not exceed US$ 5,000 (see scholarship conditions below). The internship can be held in any country in the World apart from the applicant’s own country of residence. The scholarship funds are granted on a competitive basis (see link below).

Apply by 11th November 2022.

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