For over two decades, the University of Washington has enabled at-sea experiences for undergraduate and graduate students through cruise participation. The UW has continued its commitment to the OOI Regional Cabled Array effort through use of the 274' global class Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson and other UNOLS blue water ships e.g. this year students will sail on the Thompsons' sister ship, the R/V Roger Revelle.  Each year, as many as 45 undergraduate and graduate students work and study alongside UW researchers, engineers, and the ship's crew to learn all aspects of seagoing research, ship operations, and life aboard an oceanographic research vessel.

During the cruises, students develop projects around the use of robotic vehicles, mapping, and linkages among geological, biological, chemical, and physical oceanographic processes. Students share their experiences with the public through daily blogs and through the development of engagement projects. The VISIONS'17 cruise continues this tradition of taking students to sea.

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Aaron Mau

I am a senior at the University of Washington majoring in ocean technology with a minor in applied mathematics.  Fascinated by deep-water and benthos exploration and mapping, I switched to oceanography from electrical engineering through ex

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Addien Wray

Addien Wray is a Ph.D. student in Earth and Space Sciences and Astrobiology at the University of Washington, as a member of the Gorman-Lewis laboratory. He completed his bachelor's degree in biology and marine science at UC Berkeley in 2014,

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Alex Andronikides

Greetings! I am Alex Andronikides, currently a senior studying Geology at Queens College in New York. At the moment, I am working with Prof. Longpre, a volcanologist and igneous petrologist at Queens College. I analyze the crystal cargo found in

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Ann Stafford

I enjoy being out on the water doing field work.  At the end of this year, I will complete a post-baccalaureate at the University of Washington with a B.S. in Oceanography.  In addition to my interest in the oceans and ocean processes,

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Brendan Philip

Brendan Philip is a recent graduate oif the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington and will be expanding on his thesis research during the VISIONS ’14 cruise.

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Carlos Arcilia

I am a senior undergraduate student from the University of Puerto Rico. I am currently studying Integrative Biology and am passionate about the natural processes that impact  the oceans. These range from plate movements, ocean currents, to

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Chanelle Cadot

I have just completed my junior year as an Oceanography major at the University of Washington. My three areas of academic interest are in ocean technology, physical oceanography, and atmospheric sciences. I currently work at the UW Argo Float La

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Claire Decoy

Claire Decoy is a junior at Western Washington University, pursuing a major in Biology with Marine Emphasis. She is interested in the effects of light, salinity, and depth on biodiversity of the creatures of the Oregon Coast. With a long standin

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Daniel Tran

My name is Daniel Tran and I am studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. I have been helping out with some of the instruments and equipment that will be deployed on this cruise through the Applied Physics Laboratory. Taki

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Eve Hudson

My name is Eve Hudson. I am a 2018 high school graduate but will be enrolled at the University of Washington Seattle campus for Autumn quarter where plan to major in Environmental Science. I am passionate about the environment and learning more

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Hanis Zulaikha

My name is Hanis Zulaikha and I am currently a freshman majoring in Oceanography at University of Washington. I am an international student from Malaysia and where I come from, the ocean and marine life are a major part of our economy, lifestyle

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Jackie Toepfer

This coming school year, I will start my sophomore year at the University of Washington. I am majoring in business administration and focusing on marketing management, but this hasn’t curbed my love for the outdoors, especially the oceans

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Kelsy Cain

Hi there! I’m Kelsy Cain and I am currently a junior studying biological oceanography at University of Washington. I have always had a passion for the water having grown up on Puget Sound. My interest in oceanography stemmed from my enviro

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Meethilia Rahman

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science at Queens College. With a strong focus in moving our world to a more sustainable future, I am driven to join the world's environmental leaders. I ha

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Michelle Lee

I am a 3rd-year student at the University of Washington, majoring in Oceanography and minoring in Marine Biology. My interests in Oceanography is primarily in Marine Geology and Geophysics.  I personally am interested in

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Monique Bell

Monique Sophia Bell is a senior at the University of Washington; she is pursuing a degree in oceanography, with a marine biology minor (pending June 2019). Monique takes an interest in physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics. In

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Sasha Seroy

Sasha Seroy is a graduate student in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Washington.  Sasha's research interests include combining experimental and modeling techniques to understand how ocean acidification influences pre

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Tran Do Bao

My name is Bao Tran Do. I go by Tran but it is pronounce as Tron like Megatron or Tron Legacy due to the way how my native language structured. I am currently now a Junior and majoring in Earth, Space, and Science-Physics. I am a chocoholic and

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Willem Weertman

My name is Willem, you can call me Wim if you want. I am a writer of few words. I think Sea Urchins are cool and that the ocean is great. I'm glad to be a part of the team and excited for the adventure.

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Zac Cooper

Zac Cooper is a graduate student in the School of Oceanography and the Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington. His research focuses on understanding the interactions of bacteria and viruses in extremely cold environments with field

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