Cape RADD is a new marine field course which specializes in teching SCUBA diving and free diving as approaches to data collection on the marine ecology of South Africa. We facilitate training courses for individuals or groups who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. Cape RADD courses include training in multiple data collection and field operation techniques, theoretical workshops and presentations from field biologists and dive experts in their field.Read more
The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s REU program: “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast” (EMBOC) will be accepting 10 students, five from 2-year colleges and five from 4-year colleges, to conduct research this summer (June 17 – August 18, 2018) at the University of Oregon’s marine lab. REU students will develop individual marine research projects in one of our eight faculties’ labs and participate in weekly seminars, professional development workshops, and social activities from exploring local marine habitats like rocky shores and sand dunes to touring other institutions that specialize in marine science.Read more
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science. http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU. Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.Read more
Learn what an ‘REU’ is, and why you will want to pay attention to these announcements in the coming months.Read more
Schmidt Ocean Institute is pleased to announce our call for the 2018 Student Opportunities program.
Schmidt Ocean Institute seeks to provide college, undergraduate, and graduate students with a chance to take part in seagoing scientific research aboard Falkor in coordination with our organization and the principal investigators leading at-sea research projects. The Student Opportunities Program enables us to support training of the next generation of ocean scientists and technology developers and ignite the spark of passion for ocean exploration in their minds.
Think ‘small’ when reading the latest “Tide Bite” from Friday Harbor Labs: Professor Lisa Crummet writes about her research in the summer of 2016 at FHL on ocean acidification on marine bacteria. Note that she worked with a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) intern. These are fully-funded internships at FHL which include a stipend as well as room and board. The application period for REU positions is fast approaching, and will start in winter 2017.Read more
ACTION ALERT: BE AN OTTER SPOTTER
Report your sightings to help our Northwest conservation research
If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell us about it! Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand our knowledge about otter range and behavior.
Algae, Daphnia, Microbes, in Closed Ecological Systems
Starting in Summer 2017, with intention on staying and working in Frieda Taub’s lab (Professor Emerita) for (possibly) two years. A part time position, around 10 hours a week (anywhere from 8-12 hours depending on the week) that is highly flexible to fit around a school schedule.
The student must be interested in Aquatic Ecology with science backgrounds or majors in SAFS/Microbiology/Ecology/Biology/Oceanography/Environmental Science.
The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program based at the
University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is recruiting undergraduate interns
for the upcoming academic quarter. COASST works with approximately 1,000 citizen science participants, using their data on beach-cast
carcasses of marine birds to establish the baseline, or ‘normal’ pattern of beached bird mortality on
North Pacific beaches.
On Friday, May 19th, we’ll be cutting, weighing, and bagging crab bait (mackerel) that will be distributed to volunteers throughout Puget Sound. No prior experience is required but you should have a strong stomach and not be too squeamish about blood (mackerel blood, that is). You should wear ‘field clothes’ you don’t mind getting dirty/stinky. It’s smelly, messy work but we make it fun.Read more