The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has scheduled a Modern Observational Oceanography summer course for July 4 - July 22, 2016. The course integrates lectures, laboratory training, and fieldwork to introduce students to current research questions and the observational methods used to investigate them. Themes will include carbon and nutrient cycling, carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and the spatial/temporal scales of physical ocean processes. This course is open to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in oceanography programs.
The BIOS summer course application deadline is April 17th, 2016.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a broad introduction to and practical experience in the field of observational oceanography utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art technologies and methods.
The course is instructed by: Prof. Nick Bates (BIOS & University of Southampton), Dr. Rod Johnson (BIOS), Dr. Andrew Peters (BIOS) and Ruth Currie (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute & BIOS)
This BIOS summer course is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the ocean sciences. Students will collect samples and utilize various sensors and instrumentation locally at the BIOS dock, on a 2-day research cruise aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer, and through a small fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 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.
Adequate standing in university-level physics and chemistry courses is required. SCUBA certification is not required. Supporting materials to the application should include:
- two letters of recommendation,
- current transcripts,
- resume or CV,
- a brief statement of how the course will advance your education, research, or career goals,
- and justification for scholarship application if requested.
You can find detailed information on the course application requirements in the application form.
There is a course fee of $4,900 (tuition, room and board). However, all students are eligible to apply for scholarships and may obtain academic credit for these courses, pending exchange of information between BIOS and the student's home institution.