Join this exciting New Zealand to Tahiti voyage, one of SEA’s longest sailing passages, to conduct baseline climate research on the rarely studied sub-Antarctic and subtropical waters of the remote South Pacific. Travel along the edge of the Southern Ocean, a region key to climate science because its dynamic ocean circulation and abundant biological productivity provide a major opportunity for carbon exchange between atmosphere and deep ocean
What is unique about this program?
An investigative science and policy semester at sea examining how the oceans factor in the global climate system and evaluating technological, political, and economic strategies for a climate-resilient and sustainable future.
This SEA semester program attracts upper-level students interested in exploring the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle and climate system, as well as investigating the history, challenges and uncertainties of climate-related policies from local to international.
Prerequisites: A minimum of three lab science courses (at least one at the 300-level) or permission from the SEA faculty.
Cruise Track: Lyttelton, New Zealand » Papeete, Tahiti
Destinations: Lyttelton › Chatham Islands › Raiatea › Papeete
*Port stops subject to change.
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.
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