YP Oceanography Summer Cruise
Sponsored by the Division of Professional Development and hosted by the Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department, the YP Oceanography Summer Cruise is a professional development opportunity for Midshipmen from across the Academy to participate in oceanographic research while also practicing navigation and boat handling. The Cruise uses a mixture of YP686, our research vessel, and small boats to collect oceanographic data from the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, three days are spent on the Eastern Shore, touring lab facilities at the University of Delaware, staying at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, collecting samples in the Atlantic Ocean, exploring Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island National Seashore, and touring the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility.
At the end of the experience, the students present their findings to faculty and staff from across the Academy, as well as invited guests. If you are interested in participating in the YP Oceanography Summer Cruise during the 2nd block of summer 2018, please contact the OIC, LCDR Keith Thompson.