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

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

Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC) 800 266 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

University of Bergen – Norway

N-POC is an ambitious partnership in research and PhD training between the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway, and the regional University of the South Pacific (USP).

N-POC is funded for 2021-2024 by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), and involves a programme of 24 fully funded PhD scholarships at USP within ocean and climate research, ranging from the natural sciences to the social sciences and humanities. PhD candidates will be recruited from all 12 member countries of the USP, as well as Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2024

Lead Contact: Edvard Hviding (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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