[MARMAM] University of Maine Marine Center summer courses

Kristina Cammen kristina.cammen at maine.edu
Sat Feb 21 10:35:33 PST 2015

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center has a great line-up of
classes being offered this summer on the coast of Maine that are open to
undergraduate and graduate students from all universities. Additional
information and complete course descriptions can be found at
http://dmc.umaine.edu/education/summeruniversity/. If interested in
registering for one of these courses or for more information, please
contact Linda Healy (lhealy at maine.edu).

*MATLAB for Marine Science*
Dr. Damian Brady  • May 13-29 (M-F, 1-5pm)
Marine science is an increasingly technical field and Matrix Laboratory
(MATLAB) is the language of technical computing. Students will learn the
basics of computer programming and how to produce scientific figures that
effectively highlight and communicate their results.

*Techniques of Shellfish Aquaculture*
Dr. Chris Davis  •  June 8-12 (M-F, 8am-5pm)
Techniques in Shellfish Aquaculture is a one week course in which
participants explore the theory and practice of marine bivalve aquaculture
as practiced in the northeastern United States.

 *Techniques in Marine Mammal Ecology*
Dr. Kristina Cammen  •  June 8-19 (M-F, 8am-5pm)
This course will expose students to a diverse array of techniques used in
marine mammal science and is designed to develop skills in experimental
design, data analysis, and critical reading. Through a variety of in-class
and field exercises, students will collect, analyze, and interpret data
about the role of marine mammals in ocean ecosystems.

*Science Communication Product Development  *
Annette deCharon  •  June 8-19 (M-F, 8am - noon)
With guidance from experts, students will collaborate to create, share and
evaluate a variety of science communication products. In a "flipped
classroom" setting, they will use various online tools, critical thinking
strategies, and collaborative approaches to construct meaningful key
messages, engage new people, and broaden the impact of science. Graduate
students will complete a focused three-day workshop following the course on
preparing "Broader Impacts" statements for scientific research proposals.

*Introduction to Research Diving*
Christopher Rigaud  •  June 8 - July 29 (M-F for first week, every W
thereafter, 8am-5pm)
This is a class for students with a recreational certificate who hope to
pursue scientific diving in their academic career.  Students with a
recreational certificate will be instructed in advanced diving, dive
rescue, oxygen administration, and underwater research techniques.
Practical field diving activities will be a large focus of the course.

 *Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing*
Emmanuel Boss (coordinator) •  July 6-31
The major theme of this intensive four-week, cross-disciplinary,
graduate-level course in Optical Oceanography is calibration and validation
of ocean color remote sensing. The course will provide students with a
fundamental knowledge of ocean optics and optical sensor technology that
will enable them to make quality measurements, be able to assess the
uncertainties associated with the measurements, and compare these data with
remotely sensed ocean color measurements and derived products. The course
is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine, with the goal of
preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optics
to study the oceans.
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