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Page 78 of 119 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2017 79 to degrees in applied physics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, geology, geophysics or physics. The Committee on Oceanography will assist students and help arrange joint programs of study. Contact: Chair, Committee on Oceanog- raphy, Hoffman Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Degrees offered: B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in related fields. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Mass. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers full- time degree programs in ocean engineering, offshore engi- neering, naval architecture and marine engineering, ocean systems management, marine environmental systems and a joint program in oceanographic engineering with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachu- setts. Courses are offered in three academic terms (fall, spring and summer). Facilities include an acoustic and vibration laboratory, Athena computer cluster, design laboratory, fab- rication laboratory, impact and crashworthiness laboratory, laboratory for ship and platform flows, marine computation and instrumentation laboratory, marine hydrodynamics water tunnel, marine robotics laboratory, undergraduate teaching laboratory, testing tank and vortical flow research laboratory. Approximately 60 subjects are taught within the department in hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, materials and struc- tures, design, computer applications, operational methods and economics, ocean engineering and law, acoustics and vibrations, etc. There are 15 resident faculty members. Con- tact: Kathy De Zengotita, Bldg. 5-225, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4307; 617-253-1994; fax: 617- 253-8125; Degrees offered: S.B., S.M., Eng., MEng., Ph.D. and Sc.D. Massachusetts Maritime Academy Cape Cod, Mass. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers professional training to industry workers and an accredited four-year degree program to undergraduates in marine safety and environmental protection; marine transportation; marine engineering, with a U.S. Coast Guard license as third mate or third assistant engineer; and facilities and plant engineer- ing. In addition, there is an extensive program in continuing education in professional and postgraduate areas through the Center of Maritime Training and Center for Marine Environ- mental Protection. The facilities include the training vessels Patriot State and Ranger, as well as numerous small craft. Other facilities include a bridge-handling simulator, oil-spill simulator, liquid cargo-loading simulator, engine room simu- lator, Global Maritime Distress Safety System simulator and numerous laboratories. Contact: Associate Dean of Continu- ing Education, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Acad- emy Dr., Buzzards Bay, MA 02531; 508-830-5095; fax: 508- 830-5018; Northeastern University Boston, Mass. Interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in marine biology, environmental science and environmental studies are avail- able to biology, geology, chemistry or engineering majors. Co-op job experiences at marine-oriented institutions and corporations are also available to undergraduates seeking B.S. degrees. Advanced degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) incorporat- ing marine research are offered through the Earth and envi- ronmental sciences department. Advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates can also participate in Northeastern's Three Seas program (for- merly the East/West program), a full-year, study-abroad program with courses and field experiences at the Marine Science Center in Nahant; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas del Toro, Panama; and Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Island, Washington. Facilities at Northeastern's Marine Science Center include research labs equipped for molecular biology, neurobiology, ecology, physiology and biomimetic robotics. The Marine Science Center labs are equipped with a running seawater system and full diving locker. Contact: Administrative Officer, Marine Science Center, 430 Nahant Rd., Nahant, MA 01908; 781-581-7370; Degrees offered: B.S. in biology, marine biology, environ- mental science, environmental studies; M.S. in marine biol- ogy; Ph.D. in biology. Salem State University Salem, Mass. The university offers a B.S. in biology, with concentrations in marine biology and aquaculture. Facilities include a field laboratory on Cat Cove in Salem. Contact: Director, Marine Biology Program, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970; 978-542-6710/6236. Sea Education Association Woods Hole, Mass. The Sea Education Association's ocean-oriented studies ashore and at sea occur aboard the oceanographic research and sailing vessels SSV Corwith Cramer and the SSV Rob- ert C. Seamans. The vessels are equipped for a wide range of scientific data collection (e.g., Benthos Chirp II, acoustic Doppler current profilers, hydrographic winches, neuston and plankton nets, and dry and wet labs). The vessels have an extensive cruising range under sail and with auxiliary die- University System of Maryland Adelphi, Md. Within the University System of Maryland (USM), nearly 200 faculty pursue marine studies at 11 academic and two research institutions. There are M.S./Ph.D. degrees available through institutional departments or the USM-wide program in Marine Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES). Contact: Dr. Kennedy Paynter, Acting Director, MEES Program, 2113 Agriculture Life Science Surge Building, College Park, MD 20742; 301-405-6938. The Center for Environmental Science (Cambridge, Mary- land) has three regional laboratories (Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Horn Point Laboratory, Appalachian Laboratory). Graduate training is through the MEES Program in physical, chemical and biological oceanography; fisheries ecology and management; aquatic geochemistry/toxicology; systems ecology; aquaculture and seafood technology; and environ- mental policy. Contact: Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President, Uni- versity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613; 410-228-9250. The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) (Baltimore, Maryland) is a component of the Univer- sity System of Maryland and capitalizes on the strengths of its three partner institutions: University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland Baltimore and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The six main focus areas of research at IMET are sustainable aquaculture, environmental systems biology, biology of model systems and developmental biology, marine natural products and biomedicine, marine bioenergy, and extremophile biol- ogy and biotechnology. IMET's Aquaculture Research Center (ARC) is a unique facility supporting work on sustainable marine aquaculture. The facility includes a bioanalytical services laboratory that provides services like DNA sequenc- ing, plasmid purification, PCR product cleanup, genotyping and clone library construction. There are 19 principal inves- tigators at IMET. Graduate training is provided through the system-wide MEES program. More information can be found online at Contact: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, Columbus Center, 701 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202. The Coastal and Environmental Policy Program has faculty from three USM institutions, and students can study legal, political and scientific factors influencing the formulation of environmental policy. Contact: Dr. Robert V. Percival, Direc- tor, CEP Program, University of Maryland School of Law, 500 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-706-8030. The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), has an undergraduate marine track in general biological sci- ences. Contact: Marine Biology Program, General Biologi- cal Sciences, 1225 H.J. Patterson Hall; College Park, MD; 410-405-6892. Selected departmental programs at UMCP include: the Department of Biological Resources Engineer- ing—fish/shellfish aquacultural engineering; the Department of Agronomy—nonpoint and groundwater pollution control; the Department of Civil Engineering—marine structural en- gineering, wastewater treatment; the Department of Geogra- phy—coastal geomorphology, remote sensing and the Center for Global Change (addresses consequences and policy im- plications of global climatic change); the Department of Me- chanical Engineering—wave phenomena, structural ocean engineering; the Department of Meteorology—atmosphere- ocean dynamics, currents and tides; the Department of Mi- crobiology—marine microbial and molecular biology, fish pathology; and the Department of Zoology—physiology, be- havior and development of marine vertebrates/invertebrates. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a four-year B.S./five-year M.S. Marine Studies Program studying crusta- cean behavioral ecology, barrier island ecology and aquatic toxicology. Students have access to marine facilities at the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies. Contact: MEES Program Coordinator, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853; 410-651-6013. MASSACHUSETTS Boston University Boston, Mass. The Boston University Marine Program features an interdis- ciplinary, hands on, research-oriented curriculum in marine science with courses and faculty from biology, earth scienc- es, and geography and environment. In addition to offering rigorous and stimulating marine courses on campus, the uni- versity offers field experiences and coursework in Belize, in Woods Hole and the Caribbean with the Sea Education Asso- ciation at the New England Aquarium and at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Contact: Boston University Marine Program, 5 Cummington St., Rm. 106B, Boston, MA 02215;; Degrees offered: B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. The university considers marine science a specialty that should be undertaken within one of the classical scientific disciplines. There is no separate department of oceanogra- phy, but substantial courses exist within the curricula leading The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies Linthicum, Md. The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and the Conference Center at the Maritime In- stitute (CCMIT) are colocated on an 80-acre campus. With more than 300,000 square feet of building space and profes- sional staff, the MITAGS/CCMIT complex can accommodate the most demanding training or conference requirements. MITAGS has substantial expertise in the maritime transpor- tation sector. Clients include civilian mariners, the American Pilots' Association, Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Coast Guard, firefighters, medical personnel and the International Longshoremen's Association. More than 130 programs are available, including security awareness; company/port/ship security officers and small arms; U.S. Coast Guard and Stan- dards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping-mandated training; basic safety, damage control, crowd and crisis man- agement; chemical, biological and radiological defense; con- fined space entry; environmental protection; helicopter op- erations and firefighting; Military Sealift Command courses; medical first responder, crisis management and emergency medical technician; shiphandling, navigation and radio communications; port and vessel data modeling in the state- of-the-art STN Atlas simulator; and computer networks and applications. Contact: Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, 5700 Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthi cum Heights, MD 21090; 866-656-5569; U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Md. The U.S. Naval Academy oceanography curriculum is su- pervised by the Oceanography Department of the Division of Mathematics and Science. Principal objectives are to fa- miliarize midshipmen with marine and atmospheric science applications to naval operations and provide a foundation for graduate work. Facilities include oceanography and me- teorology laboratories and a waterfront field laboratory for use in conjunction with a 24-meter oceanographic instruc- tional vessel. Twenty courses are offered. Contact: Chairman, Oceanography, or Dean of Admissions, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402. The Ocean Engineering curriculum is sponsored by the Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Depart- ment of the Division of Engineering and Weapons. Fields of instruction include oceanography, ocean structures and ma- terials, hydromechanics, undersea power systems, underwa- ter acoustics, life support systems, coastal engineering, ocean energy conversion and design of ocean systems. Contact: Chairman, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402-5042. Degrees offered: B.S. in oceanography, ocean engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Cambridge, Md. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sci- ence (UMCES) is a research institution within the University System of Maryland [See separate listing] concerned with coastal environmental studies, with special emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay and comparable marine systems worldwide. The center is made up of four regional laboratories, two on the bay (Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, and Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge) and one on the bay's watershed (Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg) and one on the Inner Harbor (Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology). Research programs include physical, chemical, geochemi- cal and biological oceanography; fisheries science and ecol- ogy; aquatic toxicology; systems ecology; aquaculture and seafood technology; resource management; and environ- mental policy. The center's principal facilities include four environmentally controlled laboratories with ambient and artificial running seawater; specialized analytical instrumen- tation (including mass spectrometer systems, atomic absorp- tion spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs and liquid scintillation counters); a shellfish and finfish hatchery with 5 acres of aquaculture ponds; library facilities containing 45,000 bound volumes, including 200 journal subscriptions and online search/retrieval capabilities; direct-data linkages with the University System of Maryland mainframe comput- ers; a permanent remote sensing/monitoring facility in the northern Chesapeake Bay; and research vessels, including the 81-foot Rachel Carson, fully equipped for estuarine and coastal ocean work. UMCES is a degree-granting institution within the University System of Maryland. Graduate educa- tion leading to M.S./Ph.D. degrees is conducted in coopera- tion with the University of Maryland College Park. Degrees are offered in marine-estuarine-environmental-science, fish- eries and wildlife management, and toxicology. UMCES's environmental education program, campus ac- tivities and outreach efforts reach more than 20,000 students, teachers and interested individuals each year. Extension services are provided in seafood technology and aquacul- ture. Contact: Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613; 410-228-9250.

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