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Okeanos Explorer Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The Explorer-in-training program will provide the opportunity to gain experience using an advanced multibeam bathymetric sonar mapping system, while contributing in a significant way to the Okeanos Explorer ocean exploration mission.

Using the latest tools and technology, OER explores previously unknown areas of our deep ocean, making discoveries of scientific, economic, and cultural value. Through live video streams, online coverage, training opportunities, and real-time events, OER allows scientists, resource managers, students, members of the general public, and others to actively experience ocean exploration, expanding available expertise, cultivating the next generation of ocean explorers, and engaging the public in exploration activities. From this exploration, OER makes the collected data needed to understand our ocean publicly available, so we can maintain the health of our ocean, sustainably manage our marine resources, accelerate our national economy, and build a better appreciation of the value and importance of the ocean in our everyday lives.

The data collected based on community input informs policies and actions leading to the conservation, management and balanced use of the ocean. The program strives to provide resources and develop technological solutions along with innovative applications to address questions in undersea exploration. A fundamental part of the OER mission is the engagement of the marine science community, general public and training of the next generation of explorers.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/31/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Biology
Computer Sciences
Geography
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Keywords:
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Marine Engineering
Marine Geology
Marine Science
Maritime Archaeology

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This program is funded by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


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