NANOOS cruise needs student volunteers
Student volunteers participating in the Fall 2010 NANOOS/PRISM cruise [Photo credit: Jan Newton]
Student volunteers are invited to participate on a cruise on Puget Sound / WA coast aboard the R.V. Thompson during the second week of October. This is an exciting new cruise that will not only sample diverse Puget Sound stations, but also recover an ocean buoy off La Push WA, sample the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and work on a Puget Sound buoy in Hood Canal. This is a great chance to actively engage in a variety of ocean and coastal research as well as to sample different water masses.
No experience is necessary for your participation - we will train you in all aspects of the sampling. There will be NOAA, UW, and local scientists aboard.
If you would like water samples for your own research, please let me know. We have plenty water to spare.
We will leave Seattle (Pier 91) on the evening of Oct. 10th and return on evening of Oct. 14th. We will arrange van transport from/to UW.
We will be performing CTD casts and sampling the water column at approximately 40 locations throughout Puget Sound, Hood Canal, Whidbey basin and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We are not planning a crew swap, but may do so if needed for attendance. There is another similar cruise on 8-10 Oct that will be cruising to South Puget Sound that may have space for someone interested in water sampling, so if those dates work for you, let me know that as well.
Send us (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) an email if you are interested.
-- Jan Newton and Mark Warner