S-282: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems

September 25, 2018

Proposed cruise track for S-282, SPICE.

Proposed cruise track for S-282, SPICE.

Seamans along side
Seamans alongside

The students of S-282, Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems (SPICE) join the SSV Robert C. Seamans on Sept. 24th in American Samoa. Their cruise ends in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 5th, after stops in Tonga and Fiji.


Malika Aiyer, The Evergreen State College
Glenn Billman, Northeastern University
Cameron Guy Chertavian, Bowdoin College
Haley Katherine Ferrer, University of Vermont
João Freitas, Colorado College
Elizabeth Hinman, Grinnell College
Dietrich Cremer Klug, Sewanee: The University of the South
Ryan James Lavin, Cornell University
Samuel Owen Noonan, University of Denver
Marie-Therese Ohman, Suffolk University
Debora Ortiz Lustgarten, Knox College
Mariah Elizabeth Reinke, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Emily Settlecowski, University of Denver
Fletcher Sequoya Tague Shell, Southern Oregon University
Charles Thompson, University of California, Santa Cruz

Ship's Company

Captain: Jay Amster
Chief Mate: Allison Taylor
2nd Mate:Colin Graham
3rd Mate: Christine McCormick
Engineer: Henry Cylkowski
Engineer: Merlin Clark-Mahoney
Steward: Christian Letourneau
Chief Scientist: Rachel Scudder
Assistant Scientist: Gabrielle Page
Assistant Scientist: Helen Dufel
Assistant Scientist: Farley Miller
Faculty: Jeffrey Wescott
Sailing Intern: Gabe Rodriguez
Sailing Intern: Irena Goldstein
Sailing Intern: Biz Wallace
Sailing Intern: Charlotte Lynch
Sailing Intern: Olivia Lord

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