NSF-funded summer student projects in Zanzibar

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NSF-funded summer student projects in Zanzibar

#1 Post by jtheiss » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:54 pm

Dear all,

National Science Foundation funding is available to support undergraduate and graduate students in the US to gain international research experience in coastal physical oceanography at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Zanzibar, Tanzania, for two months during the summers.

Students can choose to participate in 2010 or 2011 and between two types of projects: 1) Further developing a coastal model of the dynamics of the Zanzibar Channel using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) and 2) Making measurements in the Zanzibar Channel using primarily an ADCP and a CTD. The projects will be supervised by local scientists and Dr. Javier Zavala-Garay at Rutgers University, who will be with the students in Zanzibar. Since the Zanzibar Project is not only a research but also an education program, no prior knowledge of ROMS or using an ADCP and a CTD is necessary, but students must have a basic understanding of physical oceanography.

The report of last year's students can be found at http://www.ZanzibarProject.org/research.php

The Zanzibar Project is coordinated by Theiss Research, funded by the National Science Foundation, and supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, several US universities, and many individuals. To express your interest and for questions please contact Beatrice Theiss at b.theiss@theissresearch.org. Information is also available at


All the best,


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