Explorers Needed: Apply now for at-sea student and educator programs with Ocean Exploration Trust


We are busy at Ocean Exploration Trust planning our 2016 expedition season aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus and are looking for the next cohort of students and educators to join the adventure. On our expedition, you’ll explore the dynamic environments of the eastern Pacific Ocean as we investigate geological, biological, archeological, and chemical phenomena off the coast of British Columbia, Oregon, and California. Participating students and educators will gain exposure to and experience in the applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), science communication, outreach, and leadership.

These once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are open now to students and teachers, but applications are closing soon! Please help us spread the word about these programs and join us in inspiring the next generation of explorers.

Honors Research Program
5-week summer program hosted at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and at sea aboard Nautilus for high school students in the Class of 2017.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
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Science & Engineering Internship Program
3-5 week internships in Ocean Science, ROV Engineering, and Video Engineering for undergraduate and graduate students. College credit offered to participants.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2016
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Science Communication Fellowship
Fellowship for formal and informal educators including a 3-day workshop in Rhode Island, 2-4 weeks aboard Nautilus, and support for integrating the experience into your educational practice.
Application Deadline: January 4, 2016
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Nautilus Patch Design Contest
Your artwork could be the official patch of the 2016 Nautilus Expedition! Students ages 6-14 are eligible to submit original artwork to be considered for the 2016 Nautilus Expedition Patch.
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
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OET’s mission is to advance ROV and telepresence technology to explore unknown parts of the seafloor, conducting the highest level research and inspiring the next generation of explorers to pursue careers in STEM fields. With the simplicity of an internet connection, global audiences can join an expedition LIVE via www.NautilusLive.org to be transported into the world of our 4000m rated ROVs, Hercules and Argus. E/V Nautilus operates a lot like a teaching hospital for ocean exploration with industry legends working side by side with interns, educators, and students of all ages. Learn more about us on Nautilus Live or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Thanks Megan for sharing this. I have given you a pm. The Science & Engineering Internship Program sounds extremely interesting! Has anyone else had any experiences with these programs?


Yes, I work for Ocean Exploration Trust and have sailed onboard Nautilus for three seasons. I would be happy to answer questions or for application-specific questions you can send them to education@oet.org.