S-308, Oceans & Climate/Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

March 31, 2023



Students enrolled in Sea Education Association's class S-308, a combination of two programs: Oceans & Climate and Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, boarded the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Tahiti on March 30th. They sail to Honolulu, Hawai'i, arriving May 14th. There are no port stops.

Allison Taylor, Captain
David Bonner III, Chief Mate
Cynthia Sopata, 2nd Mate
Olivia Lord, 3rd Mate
Marshall Thomas, Engineer
Elizabeth Adams, Asst. Engineer
Raechel Zeller, Steward
Talia Buchman, Steward
Sarah Kingston, Chief Scientist
Matthew Bihrle, 1st Scientist
Katherine Rigney, 2nd Scientist
Vanessa Van Deusen, 3rd Scientist
Courtney Boucher, Mate-in-Training
Ruthann Monsees, Mate-in-Training
Daniel Wiggins, Mate-in-Training
Margaret Grant, Deckhand
Nora Jackson, Deckhand
Chloe Keating, Deckhand
Greta Nelson, Deckhand
Grace Stein, Deckhand
Carla Szeplaki, Deckhand
Josefine Wallace, Deckhand
Katherine Riley, Program Assistant

Madison Bell, Macalester College
Ana Beatriz Fernandes Costa, Grinnell College
Noelle Harrington, Colgate University
Cate Humphries, Barnard College
Amelia Koval, University of Vermont
Frances Lux, University of New Hampshire
Olivia Wing, Whitman College
Jack Goodman, University of Vermont

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  1. Jim Bell March 31, 2023 at 20:45 - Reply

    “And so the adventure begins!” What a great looking class! Stay safe, watch each others back, work as a team, and have fun.

  2. Amanda Harris April 1, 2023 at 11:38 - Reply

    Can’t wait to hear all about this adventure!! I’ll be checking in often to read updates and hopefully hear from my daughter, Madison!

  3. Roger April 2, 2023 at 10:25 - Reply

    Smooth sailing. Safe journey.

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