How to Apply for Project Ocean

Important Notice: Project Ocean will not be offered for Summer 2024 while we find a new source of funding for the course and plan for future offerings. We anticipate that the next time this course will be offered is in Summer 2025. Please feel free to read over these pages to better understand what Project Ocean is about. Please note, however, that specific details of how the course is conducted are subject to change (for example, we can already share that Project Ocean will NOT be a formal course at Pennsylvania Western University and therefore will not have graduate credits associated with this course).

Also, you are welcome to check out our other two summer courses (Project Atmosphere and/or Project Ice), which will be running in Summer 2024 (more information on the 2024 offerings will be available later this fall).

The 2025 application process will open in mid/late Fall 2024.


PLEASE NOTE: We closely monitor potential health and safety impacts on the planned residence component of this course. A decision regarding the residence component also going virtual will be made BEFORE invitations to participate are sent.


To be eligible for Project Ocean you must:

  • Have enough background knowledge or practice/experience with content to benefit from the course
  • Teach or supervise the instruction of an ocean related course or relevant subject area
  • Demonstrate interest in teaching, curriculum development, and/or the training of fellow teachers
  • Demonstrate willingness to promote the teaching of oceanography in your home region through a minimum of one training session for colleagues upon completion of the summer course


To apply for Project Ocean:

Instructions on how to apply will be available when the application process opens in mid/late Fall; please return to this page then for more information.


Information about our Summer 2023 course

The application deadline will be posted in mid/late Fall, at the same time as the instructions to apply.

If you have questions about any part of the application process, please contact AMS via email ([email protected]) or phone (202-737-1043) between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time.