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UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruises

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? If so, take part in the “2016 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruises.” These cruises and pre-cruise information workshops 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 and education. The program will occur from June 12th to July 2nd, 2016, and participants will register for one of 4 separate 3 or 4 day cruises using the University of Minnesota’s R/V Blue Heron on Lakes Superior or Michigan, as well as a pre-cruise workshop for each cruise. The program will take place in Duluth, Minnesota, home port of the R/V Blue Heron, as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs, research supplies and shipping. Space is limited. To apply you must be an employee or student (US Citizen or permanent resident) at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. To be considered, applications must be received by April 29th, 2016.

The application form is available at:

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