SEA Semester at Woods Hole, field programs in marine & environmental studies for undergraduates, is launching their fifth SEA Semester program offering in Spring 2011. SEA Semester: Energy & the Ocean Environment is an investigative science and policy semester focused on the social, environmental, & technological dimensions of energy production and transportation in coastal and open ocean environments. This program offers 17 credits through Boston University.
SHORE COMPONENT I: WOODS HOLE, MA
Students will work individually with SEA faculty to design an original research project while taking courses in Oceanography, Marine Environmental History, and Ocean Science & Public Policy. Research on local effects of the 1969 Buzzards Bay oil spill, facilitated by the scientists who have studied it since its occurrence, will allow students to conduct a comparative study with their findings in the Gulf.
SEA COMPONENT: KEY WEST – GULF OF MEXICO – WOODS HOLE
Students will collect data for their research projects while engaging in Nautical Science and Oceanographic Field Methods coursework. The cruise track will allow students to trace the footprint of the Gulf oil spill while exploring its effects on local and regional communities, coastal and deepwater ecosystems, and ocean chemistry.
SHORE COMPONENT II: WOODS HOLE, MA
A second shore component on the SEA campus will allow students to analyze data, complete their projects, and engage in a capstone conference alongside some of the world’s foremost experts in the field of marine science.
Visit http://www.sea.edu/academics/program_eoe.aspx for more information.