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Modern Observational Oceanography
Friday, June 30, 2017, 8:00 AM to Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Course

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

Course Description: During the 3-week course, a combination of lectures, laboratory training and fieldwork will introduce students to current research questions and observational methods used to investigate them. Themes will include carbon and nutrient cycling and the processes that affect biological production in the ocean, carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and the spatial/temporal scales of physical ocean processes. Students will collect samples and utilize various sensors and instrumentation – locally at the BIOS dock, on a 2-day research cruise aboard the UNOLS vessel R/V Atlantic Explorer, and through a small fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) deployed offshore of Bermuda -- to develop a practical understanding of both the science topics and the techniques used to study them. Throughout the course, students will conduct experiments, participate in round-table discussions, give presentations and produce a short report – all of which will provide opportunities for hands-on learning and a basis for evaluating student progress and performance. This course is open to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in oceanography programs. Adequate standing in university-level physics and chemistry courses is required. SCUBA certification is not required. Description: http://www.bios.edu/uploads/Modern-Observational-Oceanography.pdf Schedule: http://www.bios.edu/uploads/Modern-Observational-Oceanography-Schedule.pdf Syllabus: http://www.bios.edu/uploads/Modern-Observational-Oceanography-Syllabus.pdf Project Grading: http://www.bios.edu/uploads/Modern-Observational-Oceanography-Projects-Grading.pdf Course Fees and Expenses: $4,900.00 USD. Students can apply to BIOS for scholarships to assist with the course fee. The Summer Course Application Form, along with complete instructions, can be found on the webpage (http://www.bios.edu/education/summer-courses/). Please download the form to your computer (e.g., save it to your desktop), complete it, save it, and send it along with all supporting documents as listed on the application to [email protected] by April 14, 2017 in order to receive full consideration. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the BIOS education email by referees. Late applications will be considered until the courses are full. Forms filled out in browser mode (i.e., in preview) may not save appropriately.


Contact: For more information, please email [email protected]