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www.sea-technology.com SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2017 77 The Department of Ocean and Resource Engineering offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ocean engineering. Program areas of emphasis include coastal engineering, offshore engineer- ing and ocean resources engineering. Contact: Chairperson, Department of Ocean and Resource Engineering, University of Hawaii, 2540 Dole St., Honolulu, HI 96822. The Department of Meteorology offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology. The program area of emphasis is tropical meteorology. Contact: Chairperson, Department of Meteorology, University of Hawaii, 2625 Correa Rd., Hono- lulu, HI 96822. SOEST, through the Department of Oceanography, offers a B.S. degree in global environmental science, a holistic, sci- entific approach to the study of Earth and Earth's physical, chemical, biological and human systems to educate leaders and citizenry to become wise stewards of our planet. Con- tact: Chairperson, Department of Oceanography, University of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, 1000 Pope Rd., Ho- nolulu, HI 96822. SOEST has three research institutes—the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, the Hawaii Institute of Ma- rine Biology and the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, which support the educational programs through their faculty mem- bers and facilities. Further SOEST programs include the Sea Grant College Program, the Space Grant College Program, the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, the Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education, the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory and the Interna- tional Pacific Research Center. Contact: Associate Dean of SOEST, University of Hawaii, 1680 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822; firstname.lastname@example.org. A new graduate degree program in marine biology is jointly administered by the College of Natural Sciences and SOEST. The program offers training in the marine biological sciences including fisheries, coral reef biology, marine genet- ics, resource management and other leading fields. Contact: Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, P.O. Box 1346, Kaneohe, HI 96744; email@example.com; www.hawaii. edu/himb. ILLINOIS Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Ill. Northeastern Illinois University offers programs in coastal geology and hydrogeology. The principal teaching and re- search center is located on the university campus, about four miles from Lake Michigan. Because of the proximity and re- gional importance of the lake, several year-round projects in the areas of lake stratigraphy and coastal erosion are being pursued. Research vessels include a variety of smaller craft designed for sediment coring, dredging, water sampling and shore and offshore surveying. Course offerings include ma- rine geology, coastal marine research, oceanography, limnol- ogy, limnological methods, environmental stability in Lake Michigan, coastal engineering, structural geology, hydro- geology, groundwater development and applied hydrology. Contact: Earth Science Department, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625-4699. University of Illinois Urbana, Ill. The University of Illinois has a graduate program in civil en- gineering for ocean structures, offered by the Department of Civil Engineering. There is instruction in several disciplines, including application of civil engineering principles to ocean problems. Current areas of research include underwater design and construction and effects of waves and earth- quakes on offshore structures. Facilities include a structural test facility, dynamic and static testing machines, a separate structural dynamics laboratory and hydrosystems laboratory equipped for wave research and hydrodynamic studies of ocean structures. Students may work and study in any of the civil engineering disciplines, with a concentration on marine problems. Minor areas of study may be selected in such fields as theoretical and applied mechanics, mathematics and geol- ogy. Contact: Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Uni- versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801. Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D. in civil engineering. LOUISIANA Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, La. The Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Ocean- ography and Coastal Sciences (established 1968) offers grad- uate-level courses and M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Coopera- tion with LSU colleges, schools, departments and institutes has assured the availability of a variety of major/minor degree options. The interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of the subject field is stressed, and graduate programs are sufficiently flexible to meet the specialization desires of the individual student. Overall emphasis is given to the under- standing and practical application of knowledge concerning the physical, chemical, biological, geological and economic aspects of inshore wetlands and coastal marine environ- work; blue-water research is conducted on Florida Institute of Oceanography ships. Boats, research equipment and labo- ratories, as well as a wide variety of sampling gear, are avail- able for student use. The Department of Biology has research emphasis on marine and coastal zone studies and offers both undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas. Contact: Chairman, Department of Biology, The University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514-5751. Degrees offered: B.S. in biology and marine biology. M.S. in biology and biology/coastal zone studies. GEORGIA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Savannah, Ga. The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is the marine re- search arm of the University System of Georgia. It functions principally to create and expand research programs related to studies of the marine environment and to provide facili- ties and support for the research of graduate students and faculty from the 35 colleges and universities of the univer- sity system. Through adjunct appointments, resident faculty direct and advise graduate student thesis research projects. Research programs at the institute include studies in the gen- eral areas of physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography. Current areas of focus include the circula- tion and dynamics of continental shelf and estuarine waters, benthic biogeochemistry and sediment/water interface pro- cesses, inorganic and organic geochemistry of particulates, the biology and population dynamics of lower tropic-level marine organisms, remote sensing of coastal processes and the biochemistry of mechanisms used by marine organisms to detoxify organic pollutants. Funds are usually available to support the thesis/dissertation research of students within these areas. Facilities available include filtered and unfiltered saltwater systems for experimental work, a research library, a new 30-meter research vessel, a real-time telemetered off- shore sensor network, a bioremediation mesocosm facility, an extensive computer network and various specialized labo- ratory equipment. A new graduate program in coastal sci- ence and engineering, offered jointly with Georgia Institute of Technology, began in 2008. Contact: Director, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 Ocean Science Cir., Savannah, GA 31411; 912-598-2400; fax: 912-598-2310; jim.sanders@ skio.usg.edu. GUAM University of Guam Mangilao, Guam The University of Guam graduate program in biology, leading to an M.S. degree, is designed to prepare students for marine- related careers in fisheries and wildlife biology, environmental protection and consulting, and research. It also prepares stu- dents to transfer to Ph.D. programs. There is a focus on shal- low inshore tropical ecosystems, particularly the coral reefs of Guam and Micronesia. Students will take a variety of biology courses dealing with the ecological aspects of tropical systems and their flora and fauna, with an emphasis on fieldwork. The program is centered in the marine laboratory, but involves co- operation with the biology department, the Water and Environ- ment Research Institute and the College of Agriculture. Facili- ties include shoreside research and a teaching building with a flowing seawater system and a technical wing with workshops and maintenance space. Several small boats with outboard mo- tors are available. There are also laboratory facilities for water chemistry analyses, molecular biology, marine natural products and confocal microscopy. Contact: Marine Laboratory, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923. HAWAII University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii Marine activities at the University of Hawaii are focused in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). The Department of Oceanography offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography. Program areas of emphasis include biological oceanography, marine geology and geochemistry, and physical oceanography. Contact: Chairperson, Depart- ment of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, 1000 Pope Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.soest. hawaii.edu/oceanography. The Department of Geology and Geophysics offers a B.A. degree in geology, a B.S. degree in geology and geophys- ics and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology and geophysics. Program areas of emphasis include high-pressure geophys- ics and geochemistry, hydrology and engineering geology, marine geology and geophysics, planetary geosciences and remote sensing, seismology and solid Earth geophysics, vol- canology, petrology and geochemistry. Contact: Chairperson, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Ha- waii, 1680 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822. University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Fla. The College of Marine Science (CMS) at the University of South Florida (USF) is a research-based graduate program offering an M.S. and Ph.D. in marine science, with con- centrations in geological, biological, chemical and physical oceanography and marine resource assessment. More than 100 students currently pursue degrees under the direction of approximately 30 full-time faculty members. Situated on the USF St. Petersburg campus, the CMS is strategically located on a waterfront peninsula within the largest concentration of local, state and federal marine science organizations in the southeastern United States, including the Fish and Wild- life Research Institute, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Additionally unique to the college is the Center for Ocean Technology, which pro- vides on-site development engineering expertise and at-sea support to the faculty and researchers at USF. The CMS is a national leader in educational outreach initiatives, enriching the graduate student experience through community engage- ment and involvement. Over the past decade, CMS students and faculty have conducted research in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Antarctic oceans and the Mediterranean, Norwe- gian, Arabian and Bering seas as part of several national and international programs supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. The college facili- ties include specialized laboratories equipped for studies in scanning and transmission electron microscopy, trace metal analysis, water quality, organic and isotope geochemistry, physical chemistry, optical oceanography, satellite imagery, sedimentology, geophysics, physical oceanography, micro- paleontology, physiology, benthic ecology, microbiology, planktology and ichthyology. The complex includes the CMS Marine Shop, which provides manufacturing and prototyp- ing support to the faculty, students and engineers. The col- lege has access to five research vessels in conjunction with the Florida Institute of Oceanography and the USGS: the RV Weatherbird II (115 feet), the RV Bellows (71 feet), the RV Gilbert (42 feet), the RV Fish Hawk (38 feet) and the RV Price (24 feet). Contact: Academic Affairs Office, College of Ma- rine Science, University of South Florida, 140 Seventh Ave., South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; 727-553-3504; advisor@ marine.usf.edu; www.marine.usf.edu. University of Tampa Tampa, Fla. The University of Tampa (UT) is an undergraduate, liberal arts-based institution that offers B.S. degrees in biological and chemical marine sciences. The Marine Science program constitutes the major emphasis of the Department of Biology. Teaching, scholarship and advising are the guiding themes. UT offers small class size, ready access to professors and op- portunities for independent study and research. An honors program is available for qualified students. Located on the banks of the Hillsborough River, just 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, students have easy access to a variety of marine environments. The university owns and maintains a 45-foot teaching/ research vessel equipped for trawling, dredging, scuba diving and hydrographic sampling for on-location studies of marine and estuarine ecosystems. Smaller boats are also available for work in shallow waters. Living marine organisms may be re- turned and maintained for study and research in a laboratory equipped with a special recirculating seawater system. The university library houses more than 200,000 bound volumes and has seating for 466 people. The Computer Resources Center contains state-of-the-art computer equipment and software and is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a laboratory environment, combining practical application with theoretical instruction. All undergraduates at UT are required to complete a core curriculum of at least 47 semester credit hours from a variety of different areas in addition to the courses required for a specific major. Marine science-related majors include marine science/biology, marine science/chemistry, biology, environ- mental science, chemistry and biochemistry. Courses for the above majors are selected from a variety of offerings in bi- ology, chemistry, marine science, mathematics and physics. Financial support is available to students through univer- sity scholarships; university, state and federal grants; govern- ment loans; college work/study; university employment; and U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ROTC. About 80 percent of the students at UT receive some form of merit or need-based financial aid. For specific information on grant and scholar- ship programs, contact: Director of Financial Aid. For spe- cific information on the marine science curriculum, Contact: Chairman, Department of Biology, University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606-1490; 813-253-3333; www.utampa.edu. University of West Florida Pensacola, Fla. The 1,000-acre main campus is a wildlife preserve located at the head of the Pensacola Bay estuarine complex, which opens into Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. The Department of Biology has well-equipped teaching and research laboratories and wet lab facilities on the main campus, including seawater laboratories, an electron micro- scope, water chemistry, radiochemistry, invertebrate physi- ology, plankton, marine microbiology, aquaculture, animal behavior, ichthyology and other marine research laborato- ries. Various small boats are used in estuarine and nearshore