Monthly Webinar Series

Join us for the inaugural meeting November 1, 2022!

In this meeting, we feature Dr. Beth Orcutt (Senior Research Scientist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Director of COBRA), who will present “Deep-Sea Expedition Leadership Capacity Building with the COBRA Master Class.”

COBRA has a mission to accelerate research on the structure, function, resilience, and ecosystem services of the crustal ocean biosphere to inform decision making, particularly related to deep-sea mining and subseafloor carbon sequestration. One way COBRA aims to accelerate research is through capacity development education programs for early career researchers (ECRs). The centerpiece of COBRA’s education activities is a virtual “Master Class” that provides a paid training opportunity for ECRs to learn deep-sea expedition planning from start to finish. The Master Class is designed to equip participants with the skills and tools to successfully design, propose, execute, and report on deep-sea oceanographic field research with a collaborative, just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive approach. A variety of international subject matter experts provide instruction, broadening the participants’ networks. In this webinar, Orcutt will describe the Master Class and the application process and answer questions from participants.

Connection Info

Register for the Zoom meeting here.

About the COBRA Virtual Meeting Series

We bring the COBRA community together through this monthly webinar series. These virtual events will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, with a regular rotation of science and professional development topics. The layout of the 90-minute meetings (all 3:00 – 4:30PM Eastern Time) is anticipated to be:

  • Welcome (10 minutes)
  • Community building ice breaker (10 minutes; in breakout rooms)
  • Plenary talk(s) (30 minutes)
  • Open Q&A (30 minutes)
  • Wrap up (10 minutes)

COBRA is committed to providing a virtual meeting space where all participants feel welcome, safe, and included. By registering for and attending the meeting, you agree to review and abide by our non-discriminatory Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy in line with our commitment to contributing to making deep-sea research more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

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