About the Workshop

The purpose of the UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruises is to instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. Twenty-one applicants were chose for this cruise, and they hail from institutions all over the country. To learn more about the Chief Scientist Training Workshop, visit the UNOLS Website.

This Training Cruise takes place in February 2016 aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson, leaving from San Diego, CA. The at-sea cruise plan will be dictated by the science requirements of the participants and assisted by mentoring senior scientists and marine technicians.

The lead organizers of this Chief Scientist Training Workshop are Allan Devol (University of Washington), Evelyn Lessard (University of Washington), and Wendi Ruef (University of Washington).

Special thanks to the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and the University of Washington for making this program possible!