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Volunteers on CalCOFI

Opportunities to volunteer on CalCOFI Cruises in 2016

  • CalCOFI 1607OS • 10 - 27 July 2016 (Sun-Wed; 18 DAS)  loading days: 8-9 July 2016 (Fri-Sat) in San Diego at 10th Ave Marine Terminal or MarFac • RV Ocean Starr
  • CalCOFI 1611SR • 06 - 22 Nov 2016 (Sun-Tues; 17 DAS) • RV Sally Ride • Load & Setup 03 (Thu) - 05 (Sat) Nov 2016• Loading & setup location - 10th Ave Marine Terminal, San Diego; offload in San Diego 23 Nov 2016 (Wed)

Interested in participating in an oceanographic cruise? CalCOFI cruises are staffed by personnel from the following agencies: National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), Integrative Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Volunteers are recruited to help deploy equipment, collect data, and draw and analyze seawater samples. General criteria:

  • sea-worthiness (experience at sea, recreational is acceptable)
  • good health; able to lift 50lbs
  • scientific background
  • ability to follow detailed instructions carefully
  • ability to work safely on an oceanographic cruise
  • availability - most cruises are 18 - 20 days; some winter & spring cruises are longer
  • able & willing to work a 12hr watch (noon to midnight or midnight to noon) for 18+ days
  • must have completed two years in college in the field of science

Additional information is available in the CalCOFI Handbook. If you are interested in participating, please send a resume and a brief description of your seagoing experience and interests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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