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Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC)
Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme

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UN Decade endorsement:

On World Ocean Day, 8 June 2021, it was announced that N-POC has been endorsed as a Decade Action as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development! We are thrilled, and look forward to contributing to the Ocean Decade in the coming years.

Extended project period:

Due to operational delays including travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the N-POC programme has been granted an extended project period by Norad, now stretching from 2021 to 2025 (thus adding a year to the original project period of 2021-2024).

General progress:

Although Covid-19 has caused some unfortunate delays, the N-POC Scholarship Programme is nearing its first stage of implementation, which will be a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from prospective scholarship applicants and supervisors, and interested stakeholder groups, within the first quarter of 2021. The call will be widely announced and distributed through the partner institutions and their wider network of organisations in the Pacific region. 

News stories at USP:

New Ocean and Climate PhD programme launched  

Internationally:

The Fijian Government: NORWAY-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP OPENS ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR PACIFIC

IAU: University of Bergen and University of the South Pacific - New Ocean and Climate PhD programme launched

*This site wil be updated regularly with information on programme developments and announcements.