NOAA is looking for volunteers to assist in the 2012 Spring Bottom Trawl Survey. The Henry B Bigelow will set sail on four separate trips ranging from 11-18 days. You do not need to be a scientist to volunteer but must be 18 or older, have an interest in the work, and ability to work 12 hour shifts at a time.
Helpful information for new participants on what to expect at sea and what to bring on the survey can be found here: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/femad/ecosurvey/mainpage/welcome_aboard.html.
The required forms can be downloaded from the Ecosystems Surveys Branch website in the forms link of the Cruise Volunteer Information section: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/femad/ecosurvey/mainpage/.
Leg 1: February 27 – March 15; 18 Days; Cape May – Cape Hatteras
Leg 2: March 19 – 29; 11 Days; Mid-Atlantic – S New England
Leg 3: April 2 – 20*; 19 Days; S New England – Georges Bank
Leg 4: April 24 – May 5*; 12 Days; Gulf of Maine
For more information contact
Katherine Sowers firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-495-2342