Graduate Student Cruise Opportunities

Maintenance of acoustic instrument during her MS program in University of Maine (Darling Marine Center). Credit: Mei Sato

Opportunities abound for graduate students to have hands-on experience aboard the OOI deployment expeditions in 2020. The first opportunity is during the spring Endurance Array deployment aboard the R/V Sikuliaq. as part of the UNOLS Cruise Opportunity Program. The Endurance cruise will run from 31 March-15 April 2020, departing from and returning to Newport, Oregon. Applications to UNOLS are due by 28 February 2020.

Students currently completing (or who have recently completed) a degree in a field of oceanographic research are eligible to apply. Those selected will learn about the functional aspects of seagoing work, while helping to deploy and recover oceanographic moorings, profilers, and gliders off the Washington and Oregon coast. Students also will assist in CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) casts and acquisition of data while underway. Other specific assignments can be developed based on students’ expertise and interests.

To learn more and to apply for the Spring 2020 Endurance Array cruise, visit UNOL’s Cruise Opportunity Program. Other OOI array deployment cruises are being planned for the fall, so stayed tuned for more exciting opportunities later this year.

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Using Big Data in Teaching Undergraduates Using the OOI

Rutgers hosted two Teaching with Data Workshops (New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 19-21, 2017 (chemistry focused), and June 2-4, 2017 (geology focused) in an effort to bring together undergraduate professors, from both community colleges and universities, from ten states to learn the software and explore classroom activities that use OOI data.

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Workshops for Undergraduate Professors – Bringing the OOI into the Classroom

Utilizing high volumes of data for research and education increases both opportunities and challenges to analyzing and synthesizing these data into scientific understanding. We are pleased to offer two workshops that explore the unprecedented opportunities to engage undergraduate learners in authentic data experiences using real-world data sets, models, and simulations from the OOI.

Chemistry and OOI Data Workshop – May 19-21, 2017
This workshop will focus on OOI data sets that explore salinity, pH, and PCO2 .

Geology and OOI Data Workshop – June 2-4, 2017
This workshop will look at the resources (video and data assets) from the Axial Seamount.

Both Workshops will take place at the University Inn and Conference Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Undergraduate Professors teaching introductory level Oceanography courses are invited to participate. These workshops are for professors interested in assisting the OOI in developing teaching applications using OOI data. Our objective is to use online OOI data to teach oceanographic concepts as well as data orientation, interpretation, and synthesis skills.

Travel, meals, hotel accomodations, and a small stipend will be provided for those participating in the workshop. Approximately 10 professors will be selected for each workshop.

Interested Professors should fill out an application: http://tinyurl.com/ooieducation

For more information contact Janice McDonnell, mcdonnel@marine.rutgers.edu or download the workshop flyer.

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