Ecosystems Surveys Volunteer Information
How to Volunteer
- At the start of each cruise season, a call for volunteers is emailed to potential volunteers. Email Katherine Sowers if you would like to be added to the list.
- The cruise staffing notice includes the upcoming cruise schedule and details about the medical and security clearances required.
- Volunteers submit a questionnaire provided in the notice with their desired cruise dates selected.
- The chief scientist reviews the responses from potential volunteers and scientists and builds the cruise roster to meet the requirements of the mission.
- If you are selected you will receive an email confirmation and you can then proceed with your medical and security clearances.
What is it Like?
The Preparing for a Cruise (PDF, 12 pages) document will give you a better idea of volunteer experience so that you know how and what to prepare, including what to pack.