UW VISIONS'15 Seagoing Research and Discovery Course

Assisting with the CTD Deployment

During the VISIONS '15 expedition, ~45 undergraduate and graduate students will take part in the University of Washington's Sea-going Research & Discovery Course. This course is designed to provide students with the experience of conducting interdisciplinary at-sea research on a major oceanographic expedition and to learn all aspects of seagoing activities associated with deployment of the cabled observatory.  During the field component of this course, students work alongside experienced scientists, engineers, and the ship's crew to conduct their own research using data collected with advanced oceanographic research instruments and vehicles. Communicating their experiences and work through the cruise website is another key component of this course. Follow along with individual students and read about the VISIONS' 15 expedition from their perspectives through the student blogs and daily logs.