CalCOFI conducts quarterly oceanographic cruises off California four times a year: winter, spring, summer, & fall. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and CCE-LTER scientists measure physical and biological properties of the ocean off Southern & Central California at specific locations. Our current research ships include SIO's RV Sally Ride and NOAA vessels RV Reuben Lasker & FSV Bell M Shimada.
Cruise dates are subject to change so check back often
CalCOFI quarterly cruises desired cruise window and acceptable start & end dates. Winter & Spring cruises typically include northern lines above Pt Conception.
|Target Dates for CalCOFI Time-series Cruises|
|Desired Windows||Acceptable Start - End Dates|
|Winter: Jan 10 - 25||Jan 2 - Feb 22|
|Spring: April 10 - 25||April 01 - May 22|
|Summer: July 10 - 25||July 01 - Aug 22|
|Fall: Oct 10 - 25||Oct 01 - Nov 22|
Opportunities to volunteer on CalCOFI Cruises in 2017-2018
Please note that dates are subject to change.
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: