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Ocean Encounters: Sailing for Science

Careers that empower science at sea


Behind every oceanographer is a team of people dedicated to safe and successful research cruises.

Despite extreme weather, spending months away from home, and the occasional pirate, these intrepid mariners are passionate about supporting research at sea. Find out about the diverse careers available in marine operations–and maybe join the crew!

Kent Sheasley, Captain of the Research Vessel Neil Armstrong, WHOI
Kerry Strom, Marine Operations Coordinator, WHOI
Catie Graver, Shipboard Science Technician, WHOI


Hosted by Veronique LaCapra, Director of Special Projects for Advancement, WHOI


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