A Second Chief Scientist Training Cruise Announced!

Feb 28, 2019
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UNOLS is excited to announce a second National Science Foundation funded Chief Scientist Training Cruise, "2019 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise". The program will occur from June 16th-June 22nd aboard the R/V Blue Heron. The cruise will depart from Duluth, Minnesota, home port of the R/V Blue Heron and arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you are 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, then we highly suggest applying to this amazing opportunity!

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. 

Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs, research supplies and shipping. Space is limited. To apply you must be an employee or student at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. 

To be considered, applications must be received by March 29, 2019. The application form is available at:


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

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


Photo of R/V Blue Heron, © Brett Groehler.