Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management (SWIMM)

Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal Management

Through the Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management (SWIMM) program, the Harte Research Institute (HRI) brings together graduate students from the United States, Mexico, and Cuba for week-long workshops involving peer-to-peer exchanges, shared learning, and intensive interactions with scientists, managers, and practitioners. SWIMM is supported by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the HRI Furgason International Fellowship. 

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January 2020 Workshop Information 

The 5th Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management in the Gulf of Mexico (“SWIMM 2020”) will take place from January 8-17, 2020 in Yucatán and Campeche, Mexico.  Students will participate in the preliminary development of indicators for a Report Card for Coastal Campeche. These indicators will be used to assess the health of environmental and socio-economic systems along the coast and to monitor positive and negative changes over time.

Announcement - English                      Announcement - Spanish



The program will cover roundtrip air or bus transport for participants to Mérida, and transport, food, and lodging expenses related to the workshop while in Mexico. Participants will be responsible for expenses in their own home country before and after the workshop (like meals and getting to/from the airport) and for personal items such as toiletries or souvenirs while in Mexico.


Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal ManagementHow to Apply

***2020 Application Period Now Closed***

We invite applications from graduate students who are enrolled in Ph.D. or M.S. programs 1.) in the United States, Mexico and Cuba, or 2.) who are citizens of any of these three countries, but enrolled in a graduate program elsewhere. Candidates should be engaged in a program of studies and/or research in areas of environmental management, environmental or ecological sciences, environmental anthropology or political and social sciences with focus on environmental issues, adaptation to risk and disasters, coastal or marine sciences, oceanography, biology, ecology or marine zoology and related disciplines.

When open, please consult the full program announcement in English or Spanish for further details about what we are looking for in candidates. Please note that the announcement will also provide details about documentation that is needed to complete an application. You must assemble this documentation BEFORE starting the online application as it is needed to complete the process.



Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal Management


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