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Dream Project Overview Template

Published onFeb 17, 2022
Dream Project Overview Template
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Copy the below sections into your own Fellow Project Pub and replace everything in italics with your own dream project information.

Think of this as a “brain dump,” not a refined document. Just a chance to get some ideas on paper that you might develop into a scientific proposal and to keep in mind as we move through the course. Many proposals have multiple objectives, so we have included that possibility, but please come prepared to class with one objective complete.

Note: text in italics is instructional. Replace the italics section in your own pub with regular text.

Project Overview

Title of Project

Change name of your pub to your project title!

Big Picture Statement of the Problem

What do you want to do? Where (region/ocean basin)? And why is it important?

Objectives

  1. List of 3 specific objectives for your dream cruise

  2. Objective 2

  3. Objective 3

What type of assets are required?

Ship? Deep submergence vehicles? CTD? Other tools?

Who do you need on your team?

List the kinds of people you need on your team: biologists? chemists? engineers? Do you need people with specific expertise? Do you want space for interns/trainees? Do you need scientists ashore to participate? Considering the area you want to conduct your research, does your team include researchers from that nation/region?

How long will it take to conduct the proposed work?

How long do you need to plan? How much time do you need at sea? How long will post-cruise analysis take?

More Details on Your Objectives

Objective 1

Copy one of the Objectives from above, and answer the following as best you can:

  • Is there a testable hypothesis that relates to these measurements, your question, and/or your problem? If so, what is it?

  • Is there a specific location in mind or a general region/ecosystem type?

  • What type of samples need to be collected?

  • What shipboard analyses need to be conducted?

  • What shore-based analyses need to be conducted?

  • How do these measurements tie into answering your question/problem?

  • What is the expected significance when this objective has been completed?

  • What expertise is needed to complete the objective and who will carry out the stated measurements and objectives?

Objective 2 (complete prior to Week 4)

Copy one of the Objectives from above, and answer the following as best you can:

  • Is there a testable hypothesis that relates to these measurements, your question, and/or your problem? If so, what is it?

  • Is there a specific location in mind or a general region/ecosystem type?

  • What type of samples need to be collected?

  • What shipboard analyses need to be conducted?

  • What shore-based analyses need to be conducted?

  • How do these measurements tie into answering your question/problem?

  • What is the expected significance when this objective has been completed?

  • What expertise is needed to complete the objective and who will carry out the stated measurements and objectives?

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