A Ship of Opportunity

Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean invites scientists, researchers and ocean advocates on the subjects of marine debris, ocean pollution, climate change, overfishing, marine protected areas, kelp forests and more to join us for expeditions in the North Atlantic.

Rozalia Project conducts its science expeditions from the 60′ sailing research vessel American Promise, crewed by licensed mariners, Rozalia Project staff and interns. She is capable of crossing oceans, with a maximum crew of 9 people.

The guest scientist program is designed to share resources, give scientists extremely low cost opportunities to conduct research, access to underwater technology and expertise, and give Rozalia Project onboard volunteers exposure to high level research scientists and their methods while we all work toward a clean and healthy ocean.

Guest scientists will complete their own research alongside Rozalia Project’s ongoing research and be a part of the daily interaction with our web based followers. American Promise is equipped with an ROV capable down to 1000ft, side scan sonar, imaging sonar, 2 neuston nets, digital microscope, and ponar sediment grab.

The expeditions are followed by over 25,000 children across North America and beyond who will interact with the expedition and its work on a daily basis through web-based and satellite communication.

There is no charge to participate – you pay for your own transportation to and from the boat and any additional equipment you will need beyond what we have onboard.

2018 Expeditions:

We are still planning for the 2018 season. We know we will spend some time on the Gulf of Maine and perhaps farther afield. Please contact us with your project, research questions and needs ¬†- we’d love to see if we can help each other.

How To Apply

For more information or to apply: Call Rachael Miller at 802-578-6120 or send an email to ashley@rozaliaproject.org. Please include the following information:

–A brief overview of your department/organization
–Details about the work you would complete while aboard American Promise

We have had successful partnerships with scientists from the University of Exeter and the Ocean Conservancy and look forward to using American Promise to continue to further our understanding of the problems (and solutions) facing our marine environment.


rozaliaprojectGuest Scientist Opportunities