NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training Series #3: Life and Safety at Sea

Jon Alberts, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

Going to sea on a scientific research expedition is a life-changing experience! This time at sea will open your eyes to a wonderful and exciting environment and provide a learning opportunity, which will expand your horizons on many levels.  In planning for this, it is important to prepare. This includes both your scientific program as well as thinking about your personal safety and those of your research team.

This webinar will cover a myriad of topics from proper safety equipment, work hour considerations to maintaining an environment conducive to a positive field experiences and everything in between.

Your presenter, Jon Alberts is the current UNOLS Executive Secretary. Jon’s 37 year career in oceanographic research began in 1981 sailing as a ship’s mate and master on research vessels of the UNOLS fleet. He also served as expedition leader on icebreakers in Antarctica while employed in the U.S. Antarctic Program. In his current role at UNOLS he helps manage the UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards program. Please join us in this webinar designed to cover many aspects of safety at sea.

Previously recorded on Friday, 26 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET