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    SAW students from the class of 2016 took the opportunity of a port call by the WHOI-operated research vessel Neil Armstrong to tour the new 238-foot ship. (Photo by Kama Thieler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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    Megan Behnke (left) and Lina Davidson, members of the 2015 class of Semester at WHOI (SAW) got a behind-the-scenes look at the human-occupied submersible Alvin during one of the sub's rare stopovers in Woods Hole. (Photo by KamaThieler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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    The 2016 class of SAW headed out on WHOI's coastal research vessel Tioga for a daylong trip to learn about oceanographic research tools and techniques. (Photo by Kama Thieler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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    Patrick Orenstein (far right), SAW 2016, helped recover a CTD rosette on board the research vessel Atlantis in Discovery Bay, Jamaica, during a trip to examine the history of large storms in the western North Atlantic. (Photo by Lizzie Wallace, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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    On the stern of R/V Tioga, Lauren Dana , Mary Caroline Regan, and Patrick Orenstein (left to right) recovered a CTD rosette, an instrument that measures conductivity, temperature, and depth and collects water samples to help study physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ocean. (Photo by Hannah Mark, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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    WHOI marine biologist Gareth Lawson (baseball hat, facing camera) briefed SAW students and WHOI-MIT Joint Program graduate students in the Elements of Modern Oceanography class on the deck of R/V Tioga with R/V Neil Armstrong in the background. (Photo by Hannah Mark, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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    Laura Chrobak (right, SAW 2016) helped Joint Program graduate student Katie Samuelson and WHOI scientist Peter Traykovski guide an remote-controlled aerial drone during a class on Oceanographic Instrument Systems that combined air- and water-based data collection. (Photo by Rocky Geyer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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