Opportunities for Students

Programs That Integrate Students and Post-Docs into Field Research Projects

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

University of New Hampshire (UNH)

Students rock BEN—CCOM’s C-Worker 4 ASV—in UNH’s deep engineering test tank so that its IMU and multibeam can be evaluated. Photo courtesy of CCOM/UNH.
  • Annual Hydrographic Field Camp for its graduate students
  • The Industrial Associates Program allows CCOM students to sail on private sector ships
  • UNH BioAcoustics Summer School Course (SeaBASS)
  • UNH GEBCO Training Program, which formed an alumni team to compete for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI-GSO)

  • 2018 GSO/UNOLS office research vessel training workshop for undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career scientists
  • Undergraduate Honors Rhode Island Endeavor Program (RIEP) cruises
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Oceanography (SURFO)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

  • The MIT – WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering is a five-year doctoral degree program that combines the strengths of two world-renowned institutions to provide research and educational opportunities in scientific and engineering disciplines that contribute to knowledge about the ocean.
  • In WHOI’s Summer Student Fellowship program, undergraduates who have completed their junior year spend a summer getting hands-on oceanographic research experience and working with world-class scientists, engineers, and graduate students.
  • WHOI participates in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is a 10-week, multi-institutional program among the six Woods Hole scientific institutions and the program’s academic partner, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, designed for college juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups in marine and ocean sciences who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science.
  • Semester at WHOI (SAW) is an undergraduate residential “study-away” semester-long research experience directly advised by a WHOI scientist or engineer for rising juniors and seniors studying biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics or engineering.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

  • Marine Science and Coastal Sciences doctoral programs have formal requirements for students to have completed a field component or experience. In most cases, senior students or graduate students/post-docs are afforded the opportunity to serve as “Chief Scientist”
  • The Hydrographic Science master’s program with FIG/IHO Category A certification
  • USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Marine Education Center (MEC) currently manages three undergraduate programs for GCRL and the Department of Coastal Sciences
  • The Summer Field Program provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab based setting
  • The GCRL Research Internship Program gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain research experience in a coastal setting by working under the leadership of its faculty, research scientists, and graduate students

Ocean Exploration Trust (OET)

  • The Science & Engineering Internship Program aims to train community college, undergraduate, and graduate students studying ocean sciences, technology, engineering, and video in the at-sea environment aboard E/V Nautilus.