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Northwestern Michigan College ROV and Sonar Workshop
Monday, June 17, 2024 8:00 AM EDT to Friday, June 21, 2024
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Date: June 17 - 21, 2024

Location: Traverse City, Michigan

Description: This week-long program is a hands-on experience using multiple sonar and ROV marine systems. Participants will log time on research vessels, and collect data using ROVs, sonars, and other sensors while learning multiple applications of these technologies. 

Activities & Facilities:

  • Work aboard research vessels: 56 ft. Northwestern
  • Multiple shipwrecks, ecosystem/habitat, geology/glacial features investigations in Grand Traverse Bay
  • Pipeline and infrastructure investigations in Grand Traverse Bay
  • Operate multiple ROV systems
  • Utilize marine data collection software
  • Mobilization, calibration, and operation of sonar systems including: side scan sonar, scanning and imaging sonar, and multibeam sonar

Scholarships: MTS is pleased to offer scholarships to cover registration fees (up to $1,650) and travel fees (up to $500, limited to the first 20 eligible students) for the Rutgers University and Northwestern Michigan College Summer Workshops. To be eligible, you must be a current student concentrating on marine technology, marine engineering, and/or marine science. To apply, fill out the online application form and submit a recommendation letter by April 15, 2024. 

For more information about the Glider Technology Workshop including program entrance requirements, program costs, important dates, and more, visit the NMC website