Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Sep 29, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SEA 3690 - Oceanographic Field Methods

Fall, spring, summer (not offered every year). 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Corequisite: SEA 3700  is a co-requisite course that teaches students how to analyze and interpret data after it is collected. Refer to SEA Semester program descriptions at Offered in Woods Hole, MA and at sea.

SEA faculty.

Exposure to basic oceanographic sampling methods. Participate in shipboard laboratory operations to gain experience with deployment of modern oceanographic equipment and collection of scientific data at sea. Emphasis on practicing consistent methods and ensuring data fidelity.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to safely operate standard oceanographic equipment: hydrographic winch, Conductivity Temperature and Depth (CTD) probes, 12-Niskin bottle rosette water sampler, in situ Seapoint fluorometers to measure chlorophyll-a concentration in seawater, RD Instruments OceanSurveyor 75 KHz hull-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure upper-ocean currents, Knudsen 326 full ocean depth profiler for acoustic seafloor mapping, surface and subsurface nets for zooplankton sampling.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to practice accurate data recording.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to effectively participate and contribute as essential members of a working research laboratory.

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