UNOLS Cruise Opportunity Program

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Welcome to the UNOLS Cruise Opportunity Program Webpage!

The primary goal of the UNOLS Cruise Opportunity Program is to provide graduate students currently completing (or who have recently completed) a degree in a field of oceanographic research with the opportunity to participate in a research cruise. The participant will be a member of the scientific party and be involved in data collection and all other activities at sea. It is envisioned that the individual will be familiar with the science to be conducted at sea, and thus, form new collaborations and potentially develop new research directions. To be eligible to participate in this program, the individual must be either currently be studying at a U.S.-based institution or a recent graduate, and must have either a U.S. Passport or a U.S. Work Visa.  Please note that at this time the UNOLS Office is unable to provide travel funds; your advisor or institution may have some ideas.

Note to PIs:  If you have empty bunks on your cruise, please consider making them available to graduate students. Contact the UNOLS Office to coordinate. Thank you!

To apply, please review the opportunity listed below and fill out an application form by the deadline listed.

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There is currently 1 cruise opportunity available at this time.

Cruise Title

TL Float

Cruise Dates

November 29 - December 08, 2018

Ship Name


Chief Scientist

Eric D'Asaro

Start Port / End Port

Seward, AK / Seattle, WA

Cruise Description

Cruise goal is to recover two floats deployed at Ocean station Papa in September 2018, as well as a glider and float deployed earlier in the year as part of the EXPORTS program.  A few calibration measurements will be made upon recovery.

No. Bunks Available


Application Deadline

October 15, 2018