Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at the
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, University of New
The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) at the University
of New Hampshire is a national center for excellence for the
development of state-of-the-art ocean mapping technologies and for
training the next generation of ocean mappers.
CCOM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is
designed to create research experiences for undergraduate students
who are interested in pursuing graduate work. SURF is aimed
primarily at students who are working toward a degree in science,
engineering, or math and are completing their junior year.
Students accepted into the program will spend up to 10 intensive
weeks (normally early-June to mid-August) working under the
guidance of a CCOM faculty member.
They will conduct research related to acoustics, bathymetric
mapping, habitat mapping, lidar, marine geology and geophysics,
optical imaging, sonar signal processing, or data visualization.
Research activities may include laboratory experiments, field
work, a research cruise, data analysis, model development, or
instrument development. The research conducted by all fellows will
be presented to CCOM at the end of the summer, and summarized in a
written report. Students who are awarded a fellowship will receive
a stipend, on-campus room and board, and travel assistance.
How to Apply
Students should submit the following:
• a current transcript indicating their GPA
• a list of courses in which they are currently enrolled
• two letters of recommendation from faculty at their home
• a short essay (one to two pages) outlining their research
interests and reasons for applying for the SURF
Submissions should be in PDF format and sent to [log in to unmask]
Applications must be received by March 1.
Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision
by April 1.
For more information about CCOM-SURF, visit www.ccom.unh.edu/surf
For more information about CCOM, visit www.ccom.unh.edu
Tara Hicks Johnson
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping / Joint Hydrographic Center
University of New Hampshire
24 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824
603-862-1417, [log in to unmask]