Calling All Citizen Scientists: SeaKeepers, Scripps Need You
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography is world-renowned for its contributions to ocean-related research. Imagine, then, if you could lend its scientists a helping hand, simply by offering use of your yacht. It’s possible, thanks to Scripps signing an agreement with the International SeaKeepers Society.
While Scripps operates a fleet of research vessels, this agreement engages citizen scientists such as yourself who wish to assist. “It affords the opportunity for interested and motivated non-scientists to make real connections with scientists and their institutions, and to make tangible contributions to ocean science,” says Bruce Applegate, associate director of Scripps Oceanography and head of the institution’s Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support. “Through this program, scientists and non-scientists alike can share the experience of understanding and protecting the planet.”