The UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruises will instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. A training cruise will take place from July 6-15, 2011 from Newport OR and be repeated for a second science party September 16-25, 2011. The cruise plan will be dictated by the science requirements of the participants. Participant travel costs are provided along with small stipends for research supplies.
An intensive three-week, cross-disciplinary, graduate-level course on "Calibration and validation for ocean color remote sensing" will be offered at the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center from 11 to 29 July 2011. This class is a continuation of the Optical Oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985 and more recently at the Darling Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today's leaders in oceanography.
The Australian Government has announced the successful tender to design and build the marine nation’s next ocean-going research vessel, the RV Investigator.