[MARMAM] Course: Applying Innovative Technologies in Marine Science

Lars Bejder lbejder at hawaii.edu
Mon Feb 11 15:40:50 PST 2019

Dear MARMAM readers,

Please see details below on an opportunity to participate in a free
four-week intensive course at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Course title: Applying Innovative Technologies in Marine Science

Dates: May 13th to June 7th, 2019

Location: Coconut Island, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of
Hawaii at Manoa

Cost: All course fees are covered. Also covered are onsite accommodation at
the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) and partial flight costs.

The Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP; www.mmrphawaii.org
<http://www.mmrphawaii.edu>) at HIMB will be accepting four students (out
of a total of 12) to partake in this summer course.

Goal of the four-week intensive:

The goal of this course is to expose participants to innovative
technologies and their uses in the field of marine science. The course will
be open to incoming and current graduate students, postdocs, and other
early-career researchers. The course will leverage the exceptional research
capacities, facilities, and location of HIMB and Moku o Lo’e (Coconut
Island) to advance scientific and career goals of participants who
otherwise would not have this unique opportunity. The course will include
lectures, hands-on field work, a lab component, and data analysis for
projects developed during the program. The course will provide a brief
introduction to the fundamentals of conducting robust science, including
ethics in science, open and reproducible science, science communication
beyond academia to diverse stakeholder groups, and more. Included in the
course will be a statistical programming module and guest lectures by
scientists, conservation practitioners, and/or managers using cutting-edge
technology. Participants will gain hands-on exposure to one or more
specific technologies and tools (e.g., unoccupied aerial systems (UAS),
above-water and underwater photogrammetry, remote sensing imagery, 3D laser
scanning and printing). Participants will gain hands-on experience with one
type of technology relevant to the instructors’ research portfolios.
Participants will be engaged in project design, data collection/
compilation, data analysis, and potentially publication of results of group
research topics. Broadening participants’ exposure to new and emerging
technologies will provide them with a strong foundation on which to
incorporate these technologies into their scientific and career goals.

To apply, please visit the following link for further details:

Kind regards,

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