Building Capacity to Crosslink Coastal Pollution with Climate Change_BC5
The University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Resource Assessment, which is a partner institution in the BC5 research project, is pleased to invite interested and qualified candidates to apply for 3 PhD and 2 Masters Partial Scholarships under the BC5 research project.
The BC5 research project
Building Capacity to Crosslink Coastal Pollution with Climate ChangeBC5 is a strategic north-south-south collaboration between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the University of Ghana (UG) & affiliated collaboration by University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. BC5 addresses the thematic area “Climate Change and Natural Resources” under NORHED II. BC5 aims at building knowledge on sustainable management of marine and coastal ecosystems and resources, strengthening & improving existing regional coastal research. Under this project research activities are parallel and intertwined with capacity enhancement in education through the establishment of field & experimental training & curriculum development on the combined impact of coastal contamination & climate change on coastal ecosystems in Ghana and Tanzania.BC5’s activities are based on the objectives set by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 14, Life under water, and other cross cutting relevant SDGs. Both Ghana & Tanzania lack crucial data and knowledge on the status of their marine environment. BC5 thematic focus is on the impacts of contaminants (i.e. plastics, e-waste, mining, (pesticides) and nutrients) from agricultural runoff, non-climatic stressors in combination with climatic stressors, on the marine and coastal environment.