The Université de la Mer research cruises are open to students currently enrolled at a University in the Asia Pacific region. The annual 23 week programme is best suited to students doing their honors year or post graduate study. There are places for twenty to twenty five students each year.
Students will conduct research under the guidance of local experts. They will participate in onboard lectures, tutorials and elearning modules.
The course will cover aspects of marine geology, oceanography and biology.
The Asia Pacific Neighbours Consortium will endeavour to pay most costs associated with transport to and from the ship and accomodation while in transit. Accommodation and living expenses during the cruise will also be covered.
Passports, visas, medical examinations, travel insurance and incidental charges are the responsibility of individual applicants.
Students must be enrolled in a University to be eligible and should be studying at Honours or Postgraduate level. Students from all Universities, not just the partnership institutions, are invited to apply.
We will be seeking applications from Australia, the Pacific Nations, India and Asia.
There will be a limited number of successful applicants from each country.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a medical examination before final selection of participants.
Applicants must provide full details of their own insurance when selected for the cruise.
Applicants must organise their own passports and any necessary visas.
Passports must have a minimum of 12 months before expiry from the commencement of the cruise.
Participants are invited to collaborate with their research partners over the year following the cruise, in
order to produce one or more research papers.
Participants must provide a comprehensive report on completion of the cruise. The programme is multidisciplinary, covering aspects of marine geology, oceanography and biology so student should have a background in at least one of these areas.