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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO)

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) is a 10-week program designed primarily for science, math, and engineering students who will have just completed their junior year. The program offers a variety of hands-on cutting-edge research and can include laboratory work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or research cruises.

Summer Fellows may be involved in projects related to:

- Physical, Biological, Chemical or Geological Oceanography

- Geophysics / Geodynamics

- Archaeological Oceanography

- Geobiology

- Atmospheric Chemistry / Meteorology

- Remote Sensing / Ocean Engineering

Examples of recent SURFO projects:

- Ocean Mixing in the Argentine Basin

- Ammonium Nitrogen Isotopic Composition of Point Source Nutrient Inputs to Narragansett Bay

- Sea Surface Temperature Response to Tropical Cyclones

- Multi-Decadal Variability in Mnemiopsis leidyi (Ctenophora) Abundance in Narragansett Bay

Application Deadline: 2/21/2019
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Program Dates: 6/3/2019 - 8/11/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Rhode Island (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Molecular Biology

Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Marine Organic Geochemistry
Ocean Biogeochemistry
Ocean Circulation
Ocean Engineering
Physical Oceanography

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 12/14/2018
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