[MARMAM] Applications are now open for the 2020 summer course "Applying Innovative Technologies in Marine Science”.

Lars Bejder lbejder at hawaii.edu
Mon Jun 8 13:52:56 PDT 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020 summer course "Applying Innovative
Technologies in Marine Science”.

Location: Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (University of Hawai‘i at
Mānoa), USA

Would you like to participate in an all expenses-paid class on new
technologies and marine science at Coconut Island? The Marine Mammal
Research Program (www.mmrphawaii.org) at the University of Hawaii will be
accepting four or five participants to this year's Schmidt Summer Program
in marine Science.

Dates: August 31st to September 25th, 2020
Format: 4-week intensive, on-site summer program
Cost: All costs are covered (course fees, accommodation, subsistence food,
and reasonable travel costs)
Nationalities: all can apply

The goal of this course is to introduce participants to innovative
technologies and their uses in the field of marine science. The course will
be open to incoming graduate students, 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 may 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 an
introduction to the fundamentals of conducting robust science, including
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 managers using cutting-edge technology.
Participants will gain hands-on exposure to a range of technologies and
tools relevant to the instructors’ and guest instructors’ research
portfolios (e.g., unoccupied aerial systems, above-water and underwater
photogrammetry, remote sensing imagery, 3D laser scanning and printing, and
more). Broadening participants’ exposure to new and emerging technologies
will provide them a foundation upon which to incorporate these technologies
into their scientific and career goals.

To apply, see details on the following link:

Important note:  Please understand that the dates above are a placeholder,
and that the course may be delayed further or cancelled altogether in 2020
depending on progress towards reopening institutions and travel.  Also,
note that acceptance may be contingent upon rules for travel from
participants’ countries. We reserve the right to cancel the program or
individual participation should our COVID-19 restrictions not align with
the restrictions of the nations of participants

Kind regards,
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