R/V Sikuliaq Chief Scientist Training Cruise Announced!

Marine Geology & Geophysics Chief Scientist Training Cruise Opportunity

We are pleased to announce a Chief Scientist Training Cruise Opportunity with an emphasis on Marine Geology and Geophysics research that will take place in December 2016 (2 – 17 December) aboard the R/V Sikuliaq during a transit from Honolulu, HI to San Diego, CA.

Please share with your colleagues and anyone else you think might be interested!

The Chief Scientist Training Cruise Opportunity will include:

  • a 2-day pre-cruise informational workshop on using the ship as a tool, cruise planning and proposal writing in Honolulu, HI (29-30 November)
  • phone conference planning sessions (this is pre-arrival at HI)
  • move onto the ship (1 December)
  • a 16-day research cruise aboard the R/V Sikuliaq (2-17 December)
  • on-board presentations and demonstrations

The goal of this program is to help early-career marine scientists (e.g., PhD students, postdocs and new faculty) plan and write effective cruise proposals, plan surveys to address significant scientific questions, execute surveys at sea, and generate at-sea cruise reports for marine geological and geophysical research and education.

Participants will plan and execute six days of at-sea marine geophysical research that will take advantage of the ship’s installed equipment to address specific scientific questions identified during pre-cruise preparations.

Travel costs, research supplies, and shipping will be paid for participants. Space is limited. To apply you must be an employee or student (U.S. Citizen or permanent resident) at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad.

To be considered, applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

Please complete the Survey Monkey on-line application at:


This 10-15 minute survey will request basic contact and demographic information, as well as research background and interests.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

- Bernard Coakley (bjcoakley@alaska.edu), or

- Robert Pockalny (rpockalny@uri.edu)