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
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
Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s
decision by April 1.
For more information about CCOM-SURF, visit