The Nippon Foundation of Japan has provided funding for GEBCO to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry. The 12-month course, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB), has been held at the University of New Hampshire, USA, since 2004.

Applications are now being sought for the 20th year of the Training Program, to begin late August 2023 (pending funding to be confirmed end March by the Nippon Foundation).

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Find out more about the course.

The closing date for applications is 15th April 2023.

Since it began, the course has attracted scholars from 46 different countries — creating and strengthening GEBCO’s links and gathering local expertise from all regions of the world. The course graduates continue to make a valuable contribution to GEBCO’s work.