In collaboration with the Nippon foundation, POGO established the NF-POGO Visiting Professorship Programme, which ran for 3 years (2004-2007). This initiative metamorphosed into the Centre of Excellence Programme, which allows scholars from developing countries to receive training from world-class scientists for ten months at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.
POGO continues to run a Visiting Professorship programme, which generally funds one Professor every year. The Professorship allows short visits (2 weeks to 3 months) of distinguished scientists from advanced oceanographic institutes to institutes in developing countries and economies in transition, to provide training and mentoring, to develop collaborations and enhance networking. Follow this link to read about past POGO Visiting Professorships.
The goal of the visiting professorship is capacity building in the host institution, leading to enhanced sustained ocean observations to address societal issues of the day. Development of highly-trained scientific professionals is the priority. Promoting contacts, collaborations and networking among institutions of developing and developed countries is another goal.
This programme is seen as a complement to the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship Programme.
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