Arctic cargoNew 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 “2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise,” funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The cruise and pre-cruise information workshop will instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, post docs, and first or second year faculty members, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, and utilize time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. The program will begin in Duluth, Minnesota and end in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This course will include a four-day cruise on the University of Minnesota's research vessel Blue Heron on Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as a pre-cruise workshop.

Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs, research supplies, and shipping. Space is limited and applicants must be an employee or student (U.S. Citizen or permanent resident) at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. The application deadline is 21 of April.