The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program is a 10-week research experience designed primarily for science, math and engineering students who will have just completed their junior year. The program can include lab work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or a research cruise.
Summer Fellows may be involved in projects related to:
- Physical, Biological, Chemical and Geological Oceanography
- Geophysics / Geodynamics
- Archaeological Oceanography
- Atmospheric Chemistry / Meteorology
- Remote Sensing / Ocean Engineering
Our program focuses primarily on the quantitative aspects of Oceanography, so a large number of the student projects deal with various aspects of fluid dynamics, marine geophysics, or numerical/physical modeling. We also encourage interdisciplinary research projects that take full advantage of the expertise at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.