Announcing 2017 Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise!

UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise
Application deadline: April 21st, 2017

New to planning shipboard field work?  Wondering how to request research vessel time, or specific pieces of equipment? Need samples or data to initiate a research project? If so, take part in the “2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise,” funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This cruise and pre-cruise information workshop will instruct early career marine scientists (including PhD students, post docs, and 1st or 2nd year faculty members) on how to effectively plan for, acquire, and utilize time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. The program will occur from June 6th to June 12th, 2017, and will include a 4 day cruise on the University of Minnesota’s R/V Blue Heron on Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as a pre-cruise workshop.  The program will start in Duluth, Minnesota, home port of the R/V Blue Heron, and end in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.    Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs, research supplies and shipping. Space is limited.  To apply you must be an employee or student (US Citizen or permanent resident) at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. To be considered, applications must be received by April 21st, 2017.  

Email Doug Ricketts with questions: ricketts@d.umn.edu