*We accept graduate students who have completed at least one year of graduate studies at Oregon State University. **Students must be available the week before classes being in the fall to participate in the Intensive Field Course.

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 develop a group project 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 group projects we wish students to work on:

Project A-Uncertainty in quantification of weather, climate and biological influences on ocean productivity
Project B-Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements in the Coastal Ocean
Project C-Development of Robust Management Procedures for Fish Stocks with Dynamic Population Distribution
Project D- A Bioeconomic Model of Marine Conservation, Fisheries Effort Shift, and Multiple-use Ocean Resource Management
Project E-A socio-ecological system framework to reduce management outcome uncertainty and increase overall success
Project F-Understanding the impact of changing ocean conditions on Dungeness crab
Project G-Global Vessel Traffic and Fishing
Project H-Communication Practices for Big Data Analytics
Project I- Responding to an Oil Spill Disaster: planning or abatement?


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