Ocean Optics 2017 Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 ocean optics class.
The application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications.


Thank you for your interest in the 2017 ocean optics class Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing. It will be held at July 10- August 4 at the  University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. The course is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine, with the goal of preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the oceans.

To apply:

  • complete this online Ocean Optics Application Form
  • submit a recent transcript, a current CV (two-page maximum), a letter from your advisor, and a one-page statement of how you anticipate that this course will contribute to your professional development via email to lhealy@maine.edu. All material should be sent as PDF attachments.
  • all application materials are due March 1, 2017
  • selected applicants will be notified by April 1, 2017

Acceptance criteria: Likely impact of the class on the individual’s career, transcripts, letter from the academic advisor/supervisor, and diversity. Twenty students will be accepted. While the majority of the class will likely be composed of early career graduate students, advanced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows will be considered for admission.

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