NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer-in-Training Program

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Applications are now being accepted for NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer-in-Training Program

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) in partnership with Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS), hosts undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals who have recently graduated from a higher education program in the Okeanos Explorer-in-Training program. Participants gain valuable experience in deepwater mapping and exploration using the latest tools and technology.

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is the nation’s only federal vessel dedicated to ocean exploration. The ship is equipped with advanced tools that support systematic exploration of unknown ocean regions. High-resolution sonars, deep-water remotely operated vehicles, and telepresence technology are used to collect baseline information in unexplored areas.

The Okeanos Explorer voyage for 2020 will focus on the Atlantic Ocean, including the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone near Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, New England, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and the Atlantic Maritime Canada. Current undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates from higher education institutions in these regions are encouraged to apply. Students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences are also encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is January 31, 2020.

Find out more and apply here.