Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal Management (SWIMM)

Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal Management

UPDATE: Applications now being accepted for the October 2018 program - deadline for applications is 5:00pm CST on May 15, 2018


Through the Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal 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. 


Learn more about the program here
Read about the 2017 SWIMM workshop


About the 2018 Workshop

Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal ManagementThe 4th edition of SWIMM is co-organized with the Center for Marine Research at the University of Havana, and will take place from October 7-16, 2018 in northern central Cuba (Yaguajay, Caguanes National Park, and Cayo Santa Maria).

See the full program announcement:






The program will cover roundtrip airfare from the United States or Mexico to Cuba, and transport, food, and lodging expenses related to the workshop while in Cuba. Participants will be responsible for expenses in their own home country (like getting to/from the airport) and for personal items such as toiletries or souvenirs in Cuba.


Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal ManagementHow to Apply

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.

Please consult the full program announcement in English or Spanish (above) for further details about what we are looking for in candidates. Please note that the announcement also provides 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.

When your documentation is ready, click the below links to start the online application process:

Online application form in English
Solicitud en línea en español



Student Workshop on International Marine and Coastal Management


Have Questions?

For more information or questions about SWIMM, please contact us by e-mail at

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