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Early-career oceanographers learn to be chief scientists aboard URI ship Endeavor

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

Weeklong trip departs Bay Campus dock Oct. 22


October 21, 2013

WHO: URI Marine Scientist David Ullman, Oregon State University oceanographer Clare Reimers, and 14 graduate students and early-career oceanographers from around the country, including former URI post-doctoral researcher Dreux Chappell, along with the crew of the URI research vessel Endeavor.

WHAT: The group will undertake a seven-day research expedition aboard the Endeavor to train the participants to be chief scientists on future expeditions. It is the fourth training cruise in the last three years and the first on the East Coast, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. The young scientists will learn all the details involved in planning and leading a research cruise.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 22. The trainees and crew will board and prepare the ship for departure from 8 to 9 a.m., and the ship will depart at 9 a.m.

WHERE: The dock at the URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Pier Road, Narragansett.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Todd McLeish in the URI Communications and Marketing Department at 401-874-7892 or tmcleish@uri.edu.