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.
In 2017, we will be operating on the Gulf of Maine, primarily between Kittery and Bar Harbor for two, 2 week sessions: July 17-31 and August 4-18.
How To Apply
For more information or to apply: Call Rachael Miller at 802-578-6120 to discuss your research or send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
–A brief overview of your department/organization
–Details about the work you would complete while aboard American Promise
–The CV, name and contact information of the person (or people) who would join us
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.