Science and Education Opportunities Aboard UNOLS Vessels

UNOLS has 21 research vessels that operate in the coastal waters of the United States, the Great Lakes, and the World's oceans.  These vessels range from 66 to 279 feet.  Each year a portion of our cruises have available space for science and education opportunities.  A list of available cruises aboard these vessels will be maintained on the UNOLS website.  Opportunities are based on the amount of space available on individual vessels and the willingness of the Chief Scientist to have extra personnel participate in the cruise.  The Chief Scientist might also require that individuals serve as "Watchstanders" (see next paragraph).

Chief Scientists will occasionally recruit "Watchstanders" to assist in their research cruise.  Watchstanders are members of the science party and are expected to participate in the daily routine as required by the scientific schedule.  To see the general criteria for watchstanders and available Education and Outreach Opportunities on UNOLS Vessels please view the listing below.

A Listing of Education and Outreach Cruise Opportunities

Interested in participating in an oceanographic cruise? Individuals are often recruited to help stand watch and collect data. Additionally, berths are sometimes available and can accommodate ancillary science, education, and outreach activities.  The Chief Scientist might sometimes ask the individual(s) associated with these ancillary activities, to assist in the cruise by also standing watch.  Any cruise responsibilities and expectations should be clearly articulated and agree upon between the Chief Scientist and individual(s) occupying the available berth(s) prior to the cruise.

General criteria are:

A list of cruise opportunities is provided below. If you are interested in participating in any of these cruises, arrangements should be made with the Point of Contact listed for the cruise.

No cruise opportunities are available at this time, please check again soon.

Dates

Ship
Geographical Area
Project/Cruise Title
Brief Description of Responsibilities
Number of Available Berths
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Contact Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Individuals Available for UNOLS Cruises

Contact the UNOLS Office for the names and contact information for the individuals listed below who are interested in opportunities aboard UNOLS vessels <office (at) unols dot org>

 
#
Date Posted
Gender
Affiliation
Dates Available
Current Position
Areas of Interest
Previous R/V Experience?
< 18?
 
Passport?
Citizen?
Highest Degree Earned?
Medical Insurance?
2
2/2009
male
URI/GSO
-
masters candidate
Marine geophysics, seismology, geological oceanography
no
no
yes
USA
Bachelor
Yes
3
2/2009
-
Humboldt
-
Marine Naturalist
Marine ecology, biology, biostatistics
yes
no
yes
USA
Bachelor
Yes
13
2/2009
-
SEA
01/10/2009 to 01/01/2020
deckhand aboard SSV Corwith Cramer
I am interested in assisting scientists conducting research in a variety of fields: physical oceanography, geological oceanography, sediment slope stability, marine biology (organismal), and I am open to any other oceanographic research.
yes
no
yes
Bulgaria
Bachelor
Yes
14
2/2009
female
Northeastern U
-
PostDoc
Physical oceanography, acoustical oceanography/underwater acoustics, marine geophysics, marine mammals related cruises
yes
no
yes
Brazil
PhD
Yes
35
9/2009
couple
Chemeketa CC
-
retired educator and counselor
Marine reserves, climate change, marine biology, all topics of interest to adult basic education
yes
no
yes
USA
Master
Yes
46
10/2009
-
Conn College
-
Student
Marine Ecology, biology, marine mammal research, coral research, red tide
no
no
yes
USA
High School
Yes
57
3/2010
Male
Clark University
05/31/2010 to 
Student
Physiological ecology of marine algae, marine biogeochemistry
no
no
yes
-
Bachelor
yes
72
6/2010
Female
Cornell University/Shoals Marine Lab
9/1/2010 to
Teaching Support Specialist
biogeochemistry, picophytoplankton, biogeography, ocean observation, time series, data analysis
yes
no
yes
USA
Master
Yes
79
9/2010
Male
none
09/03/2010 to on
marine fauna observer
Any kind of marine survey
yes
no
yes
COLOMBIA
Master
yes
86
9/2010
Male
Merchant Mariner
09/27/2010 to unlimited
Captain-Crew Ab Unlimited 150 master-200ton mate
Deep water hydrothermal vent communities.
yes
yes
yes
-
HighSchool
no
90
10/2010
Female
Bridgewater College
05/15/2011 to ?
Student
Marine biology, research, data analysis, collection
no
no
yes
-
Bachelor
yes
92
10/2010
Female
Cleary University
11/01/2010 to 
Student
I am interested in conservation of marine and natural resources. I also an interested in diving for samples and learning research methods from a Chief Scientist. I am transitioning careers from Information Technology to Environmental Science. I will be attending Hardvard University in Fall 2011 majoring in Environmental Science.
no
no
yes
-
Bachelor
yes
94
11/2010
Male
IIT Kharagpur
1-07-2011 to 1-07-2015
Masters student'
PHYSICAL STUDY OF OIL SPILLS..THEIR SPREAD AND OTHER WEATHERING PROCESSES INVOLVED
no
no
yes
India
Master
yes
95
12/2010
Female
Humboldt State University
05/20/2011 to 
BS in Marine Biology
I am a recent graduate with a BS in Marine Biology and a minor in Scientific Diving. I am very interested in dive research especially in kelp forests or coral reefs. I am looking to gain experience aboard a research vessel conducting research within Marine Biology or Oceanography. 
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
111
5/2011
Male
DnA Science and Technology Consultants
05/23/2011 to 12/31/2099
Applied Fluid Physics and Technology Consulting
Small scale dynamics, measurement of velocity to determine Reynolds Stresses, conversion of energy from large scale motions to true 3D turbulence in the presence of stratification and the problem with the large separation of scales, vortical structures under waves, deliberate tracer injections, enhancing clear communication of science to the general public and or news writers, getting scientific data into SQL databases. Mostly smaller scale features but I have been working on projects at mesoscale eddy scale. I am very interested in mixing in the Southern ocean. Surface layer dynamics is another area of interest. I am interested in instrument development and deployment. I have a continuing interest in the scattering of high frequency acoustical waves from phytoplankton (with the intent to measure their passive velocities). I am interested getting velocity sensors onto floats either moored or free drifting, MAVS or ADVs preferably. I would like to do a detailed comparison of the various ADVs (manufacturer and frequency), MAVS and the small ADCP-eske sensors that are range gated. I am also interested in the parametrization of the physics of turbulence in RaNS turbulence models via direct measurement of the Reynolds stresses on the appropriate scales. I would love to be involved in any attempt to apply LDV or PIV methods in the ocean although that has many problems beyond what Tom Osborns group has accomplished.
yes
no
yes
yes
113
5/2011
Female
Bermuda Institute of Oceanography
-
POGO Scholar
Instruments used in oceanography and their improvement, remote sensing of oceans, primary production, carbon cycle, ocean acidification and climate change, moorings design and development and to find applications of research for societal benefit. 
yes
no
yes
India
Bachelor
no
115
5/2011
Female
University of the West Indies
06/07/11 to 06/07/14
Maine biology/marine conservation/coral reef ecology/scientific surveying of reefs
no
yes
yes
Trinidad
Bachelor
yes
118
6/2011
Female
Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology, University of Ruhuna , Sri lanka
 
Lecturer
Marine Ecology Bio diversity Climate change Ocean Acidification
no
no
yes
Sri Lanka
Master
no
119
6/2011
Female
Sam Houston State University
07/01/2011 to 
Educator at Downtown Aquarium, Houston, TX
Underwater cave mapping, tapping into geological and ocean floor resources
no
no
no
Bachelor
yes
120
6/2011
Female
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
07/01/2011 to 01/01/2015
Nearshore Science Technician/ Development Technician II
All
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
121
6/2011
Female
UMASS Dartmouth
07/29/2011 to any
student
Marine Biology
no
no
yes
HighSchool
yes
125
9/2011
Female
Humboldt Sate University
-
Student/Youth Educator
Geologic oceanography, with a specific interest in hydrothermal vents
yes
no
yes
HighSchool
yes
129
10/2011
Male
Northern Illinois University
10/3/2011 to 10/3/2015
masters student
glacimarine processes, environments, and sequence stratigraphy; remote sensing
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
130
10/2011
Female
Jacksonville University
 
to 
Student
Thee areas of oceanographic research that I am interested in are physical and biological oceanography, as well as marine geology.
no
no
yes
HighSchool
yes
131
10/2011
Male
Self
10/07/2011 to 
Seeking Opportunities
Interested in all areas of marine research, ship and equipment operations.  I hold multiple technical and engineering certifications including American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Master Marine Technician, Marine Electrical, Marine Systems, Marine Corrosion, and Diesel Engines. In addition, certifications in marine electronics, computer hardware and software, law, and scuba open water are held.  I have installed and configured wired and wireless networks, and satellite communications for voice, data, and Internet access.  Although my electronics certification is from Raymarine, I have also installed, configured and/ or repaired other electronics and command and control systems from most leading manufacturers.  I have over 30 years of safe boating experience - power and sail up to 72 ft. (45 g.t.), including over 5 years professional experience, and over 400 on deck service days logged, including "at sea" piloting and supervising crew.  Most recently, I participated as a volunteer researcher in the Delaware Horseshoe Crab and fish surveys with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays organization.
no
no
yes
HighSchool
no
138
11/2011
Male
ICMPA/BENIN
 
 
I have ended my master degree in physical oceanography on november 02, 2011 
I am interrested in studying coupling physical-biogeochemical models.
yes
no
yes
TOGO
Master
no
140
11/2011
Male
University of New England
 
12/20/2011 to 12/29/2018 
Naturalist
I have helped perform shark research in the tortugas (Wess Pratt,Jeff Carrier, Tim Taylor), as well as assisted tech divers in performing deep water tech dives to an deep reef research project headed by Sylvia Earle.  For just shy of two years, I was an at sea fishery observer for AIS and the NMFS.  Im very interested in ecological impacts on fish species, primarily elasmobranchs. '
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
no
143
3/2012
Male
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
 
 
Research Officer
Biogeochemistry of trace elements in marine and fresh waters Biogeochemocal modelling
no
no
yes
Bangladesh
Master
no
144
2/2012
Female
Moss Landing Marine Laboratory
 
06/15/2012 to 08/31/2012 
Graduate Research Assistant
Paleoceanography, Marine Sediments (emphasis on biogenic sediments), phytoplankton ecology.
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
163
5/2012
Male
Moss Landing Marine Lab
 
05/1/2012 to 08/30/2015 
Graduate Student
Bio/Geo/Chem/Physical Oceanography
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
164
5/2012
Female
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
 
05/21/2012 to  
Student
Marine Biology and Conservation, Climate Change Oceanography
no
no
Bachelor
yes
168
6/2012
Female
University of South Florida
 
05/28/12 to  
I am interested in all areas of marine research. My degree is in Environmental Science and Policy with a strong focus on marine biology. I have research experience with sea turtles as well as benthic macroinvertebrate lab work. Would love to gain more research experience and continue to grow.
no
no
yes
Bachelor
no
172
6/2012
Male
Coastal Carolina University
 
07/01/2012 to 07/01/2014 
USPS
ADCP waves and tide data or remote sensing oceanographic data
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
173
8/2012
Male
Santa Clara University
 
08/01/2012 to   08/01/2014
Recent Graduate
Marine Ecology, Climate Change, Pelagic fishes, Coral Reefs
no
no
yes
United States
Bachelor
yes
175
8/2012
Male
New Mexico Tech
Graduate Student (PhD)
Chemical Oceanography
no
no
yes
Nigerian
Bachelor
yes
176
8/2012
Female
US Forest Service
 
09/01/2012 to 12/31/2020 
At-sea seabird (marbled murrelet) surveyor
Seabirds, kelp forests, fisheries, mammals, ocean physics
yes
yes
yes
Bachelor
yes
181
9/2012
Female
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
 
 
Chemical Oceanography
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
184
12/2012
Male
USCG Aux.
 
09/14/2012 to 12/31/2014 
Ship Captain
All areas of Physical,Biological and Geological Oceanography and Meteorological applications.
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
185
12/2012
Male
ICMPA-UNESCO Chair (Cotonou-Benin)
PhD Student
Physical Oceanography
yes
no
yes
Benin
Master
no
188
12/2012
Male
University of Dschang
 
07/01/2012 to 10/05/2013 
Junior Lecturer
Oceanography and climate change
no
no
yes
Cameroon
PhD
yes
189
12/2012
Male
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
 
01/01/2013 to 01/01/2014 
Intern at the Virginia Fisheries and Aquatic Wildlife Center
Biological, Physical and Geological Oceanography.
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
191
12/2012
Female
University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
11/01/12 to 9/15/17 
Graduate Student Marine Geology
Studies related to, paleomagnetism, deep earth drilling, back arc basin formation, subduction zone processes, REEs, and deep sea mining.
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
192
12/2012
Male
Brown University
research scientist/biostats, epi, geog
biological distributions, ice, remote sensing, modelling
yes
no
yes
PhD
yes
193
12/2012
Male
Unaffiliated
 
01/01/2013 to  
Retired IT Director
I have a broad interest in the oceanographic field and I have the time and energy to devote to contributing to a successful experiment.
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
198
12/2012
Female
Knox College
 
 
Student
Biodiversity in HTV and other extreme environments.
yes
no
yes
China
High School
yes
199
12/2012
Female
Texas A&M University
 
11/18/2012 to 12/31/2014 
PhD Student
Paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, marine geology, marine sediments, foraminiferal geochemistry, foraminiferal ecology, proxy development and calibration, abrupt climate change, radiocarbon, trace metal
yes
no
yes
Master
yes
200
12/2012
Female
Eckerd College, Graduating 5/13
 
05/25/2013 to 12/25/2014 
deckhand, student
deckhand, student
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
201
12/2012
Female
Cornell University & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
 
06/01/2013 to  
Masters of Engineering student
Physical oceanography, air-sea interactions, biogeochemistry
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
204
4/2013
Female
Eckerd College, Graduating 5/13
 
05/25/2013 to 12/25/2014 
deckhand, student
Mid-ocean ridge, hydrothermal vents, physical oceanography, oceanographic engineering, ocean-atmosphere interactions
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
207
4/2013
Female
Harvard University
 
02/01/2013 to  
teacher naturalist
deep sea biota/adaptations; hydrothermal vent and cold seep biota/adaptations, dispersal mechanisms; octopus
yes
no
yes
Master
yes
208
4/2013
Male
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
 
10/28/2013 to 10/28/2014 
PhD Student
physical oceanography meteorology Coastal and Ocean Engineering
yes
yes
yes
Brazil
Master
no
209
4/2013
Female
NOAA
 
Hydrographer
Hydrographic surveying, variety of geologic and paleontolgic and ocean observation systems deploment/monitoring related expiditions
yes
no
yes
United States
Bachelor
yes
210
4/2013
Male
Aland University of Applied Sciences
 
03/15/2013 to 03/15/2015 
Watch Stander
Studied natural sciences through high-school and participated in an Introductory course to Oceanography at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
yes
no
yes
Sweden
Bachelor
yes
211
4/2013
Female
Scripps College
 
05/01/2013 to 08/01/2014 
Marine Ecology
Marine ecology; community ecology and interspecific interactions; anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
212
4/2013
Female
Harvard University
 
08/10/2013 to 08/01/2014 
Marine Ecology Research Assistant
Marine ecology; community ecology and interspecific interactions; anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
216
4/2013
Female
San Francisco State University
 
04/03/2013 to 04/03/2014 
Volunteer
marine biology, marine ecology, biology of the algae, marine mammal studies, marine conservation/restoration, fisheries
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
no
217
4/2013
Male
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
 
10/09/2013 to 07/31/2014 
Associate Professor
Central and Southeast Pacific, Antarctica, Russian and North Atlantic High Arctic
yes
no
yes
German
PhD
yes
218
6/2013
Female
Australian National University
 
09/01/2013 to 12/31/2015 
Graduate Student
Physical oceanography, ocean currents and waves, small scale dynamics, ocean mixing, primary production, carbon cycle
yes
no
yes
Italy
Master
yes
219
6/2013
Female
University of Algarve
 
07/08/2013 to 07/08/2014 
Student
Marine microbiology, phytoplankton and zooplankton research, Coral reefs research, Marine debris
yes
no
yes
Brazil
Master
yes
220
6/2013
Female
Northeastern University
 
01/01/2014 to  
Master's Candidate
Coral reef ecology/biology, climate change, marine mammal research, biodiversity, am very open and interested to any marine biology related research.
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
223
7/2013
Female
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 
08/01/2013 to 12/25/2013 
Student
Robotic research equipment, Geological and physical research and how climate change is involved, Hydrothermal processes
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
224
9/2013
Male
UC Santa Cruz
 
12/14/2013 to 01/06/2014 
PhD Student
Chemical oceanography, cold seeps, oil pollution, climate change, sedimentary records, coral research, marine biogeochemistry, time series, data analysis, ocean acidification, marine reserves, sensors including moorings and buoys.
yes
no
yes
High School
yes
225
9/2013
Male
Cardiff University
 
11/15/2013 to 01/04/2016 
PhD Researcher
Enthusiastic about gaining cruise experience in all areas of marine research but with expertise and greatest interest in Paleoclimate and paleoceanography, marine biogeochemistry, sedimentology, physical oceanography, sediment sampling and marine surveying.
yes
yes
yes
UK
PhD
yes
227
9/2013
Female
University of Georgia
 
09/01/2013 to 09/01/2014 
Graduate
Biological Oceanography
no
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
228
9/2013
Female
OSU
Graduate Student, Research Assistant
Seismology, Deep-Sea Geology
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
229
9/2013
Male
University of Oregon
Graduate Research Assistant
Marine seismology, mid-ocean ridge environments, melt delivery from mantle to crust, hydrothermal venting, water-crust circulation
yes
no
yes
United States
Bachelor
yes
231
12/2013
Female
College of Charleston, Coastal Expeditions
12/1/2013 to 5/30/2014
Recent M.S. Marine Biology graduate/ First mate and science educator
Interest in all aspects of marine science research and oceanography (physical, biological, geological) - instrument deployment and utilization, data collection, sea floor mapping, fisheries, etc. Motivated and quick to learn. Currently work as a first mate and marine biology educator for CEX (Charleston, SC)
no
no
yes
Master
yes
232
12/2013
Male
Open University of Sri Lanka
11/11/2013 to 07/01/2014
Course Coordinator
Biological Oceanography (Marine Phytoplankton)
no
no
yes
Sri Lanka
Bachelor
no
234
12/2013
Male
Stony Brook University
10/29/2013 to 10/29/2115
Marine Scientist
Phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology, harmful algal blooms, Deep sea, ichthyology
yes
no
yes
Master
yes
236
12/2013
Female
Universidad Científica del Sur
01/07/2014 to 03/17/2014
Bachelor Student
I'm particularly interested in chemical oceanography and marine pollution.
no
no
yes
Peru
High School
yes
237
02/2014
Female
Sea Education Association/ New York University Abu Dhabi
07/01/2014 to indefinite
Student
marine biology, biological oceanography
yes
no
yes
United States
High School
yes
238
02/2014
Female
I.S. 228 David A. Boody Junior High School
06/26/14 to 08/26/14
Science Teacher
I am very interested in marine science and environmental science
no
no
yes
United States
Master
yes
239
02/2014
Male
UC Santa Barbara
06/20/14 to 09/30/14
Student
yes
no
yes
United States
High School
no
240
02/2014
Female
Newcastle University
01/08/2014 to 01/09/2015
Undergraduate
Plankton community dynamics
yes
no
yes
UK
High School
yes
241
02/2014
Male
Iowa State University
05/15/2014 to 08/15/2014
Masters Student
Bulk geochemistry of marine sediments
yes
no
yes
Bachelor
yes
242
02/2014
Female
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
01/20/2014 to 07/30/2014
Marine Ecologist
Deep-sea benthic ecology, invertebrate biology, Antarctic zooplankton, chemosynthetic ecosystems
yes
no
yes
Master
yes
243
02/2014
Female
Williams College
06/05/2014 to 08/30/2014
Student
marine chemistry, biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, marine biology, marine ecotoxicology
yes
no
yes
United States

High School

yes
244
02/2014
Female
Dalhousie University
04/26/2014 to 04/27/2015
Student
Acoustics, Fisheries, Ocean Acidification
yes
no
yes
Canada
Bachelor
yes
245
02/2014
Female
Humboldt State University
01/01/2014 to 01/01/2016
Student
Biological, Physical, Chemical, and Geological Oceanography
yes
no
yes
High School
yes
246
02/2014
Male
Eckerd College
01/28/2014 to 12/31/2014
Marine Geologist
Marine Geophysics (Electrical Resistivity, Seismology, etc.), Karst Environments, Geological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Hydrodynamic Modeling, Hydrographic Surveying (Sub-Bottom Profiling, Bathymetric Surveys)
yes
no
Bachelor
yes

 

 

 

 

 


 

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