*We accept graduate students who have completed at least one year of graduate studies at Oregon State University. **Students must be available Sept. 10th-14th, 2018 to participate in the GEO 508- Intensive Field Course (IFC) at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). ***Students must participate in all three of the MRM 525-Professional Development Series classes. These classes generally meet at 4 P.M. in Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

General requirements for NRT trainees:

What we ask students to consider when thinking to join the NRT program are the following elements:
– Interest in working with big data
– Interest to work collaboratively (*)
– Interest in science and policy connections
– Willingness to work in marine related topics

(*) Ability to recognize expertise that others bring to the group, but also recognize her/his own
(*) Ability to listen to instruction and complete task ahead of time
(*) Ability to listen and defer to others, but also to step up effort when leadership is needed

Group research project:

If you enter the program, you will be required to work in an interdisciplinary team with your peers on a Conceptual Framework in which you will formulate a question and approach to research on it and undertake a number of training and professional activities.

The main requirements for the group projects are:
– involving some aspect of marine resource management,
– having a policy as well as a science question in it,
– being based on the analysis of large data sets (e.g., genomics, remote sensing,
telemetry, etc), and
– involving risk and uncertainty quantification.

Here are examples of Conceptual Frameworks which will are currently evolving into student group projects for 2017-2018.

Project AUnderstanding the impact of changing ocean conditions on Dungeness crab
Project B-Communication Practices for Big Data Analytics


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