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88 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2017 Specific degree opportunities leading to Ph.D. and M.S. degrees exist within the School of Freshwater Sciences. Summer and academic year fellowships are offered to un- dergraduates through scholarship programs and as part of the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Research emphasis is in fisheries and aquaculture, aquatic ecology and invasive species, biogeochemistry, hydrogeol- ogy, environmental microbiology, limnology, meteorology, toxicology and environmental genomics, marine engineer- ing, Great Lakes observing systems, and freshwater policy and economics. The institute operates the RV Neeskay, providing year- round access to the lakes and a fully functional research platform and floating laboratory. Contact: Dean, School of Freshwater Sciences, Great Lakes WATER Institute, 600 E. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204; 414-382-1700; fax: 414-382-1705; AUSTRALIA Australian Institute of Marine Science Cape Ferguson, Townsville, Australia The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) emphasizes tropical marine science. The institute has established a high national and international reputation in marine science and technology, principally associated with an understanding of marine communities of tropical Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific and Indian oceans. The institute's long-term research into complex marine ecosystems and the impacts of human activities on the marine environment is used by in- dustry and natural resource management agencies to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources in these regions. AIMS places great importance on collabora- tive or reciprocal arrangements with other research agencies, individual scientists and other groups within Australia and overseas. The institute's research activities are supported and complemented by corporate and scientific support areas. The Cape Ferguson complex includes well-equipped labo- ratories, extensive computer facilities, a library, technical and engineering workshops, and a mariculture and prawn hatchery. A marine operations center is responsible for the management of all field research activities. Contact: Business Director, Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB No. 3, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia; fax: +61 (7) 4753 4881; James Cook University of North Queensland Townsville, Australia The university has 18 departments and centers actively in- volved in marine science and technology teaching and re- search. Townsville is located on the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia and is approximately halfway along the length of the 2,000-kilometer-long Great Barrier Reef. The university has its own research vessels, the 19-meter James Kirby, which is equipped for biological and geoscientific studies, and the 8-meter, fast catamaran Challenger III. This latter vessel operates from the university's island research station at Orpheus Island, which is dedicated principally to marine research. Facilities there include accommoda- tions for up to 40 researchers and students and laboratories that are specially designed for either wet or dry operations. Air-conditioned laboratory space is available, and there is a direct supply of seawater for aquaria and other marine facili- ties. In addition to the Challenger III, there is an eight-meter barge available and a number of smaller vessels to facilitate access to research areas, especially the fringing reefs close to the research station. The outer barrier reef is accessible from the research station in about 30 minutes using the Challenger III. The university also has available a saltwater aquarium, which is maintained using algal turf panels. The system is completely self-contained. The university has li- brary facilities and specialized equipment in a wide range of marine-oriented disciplines. Research involvement in marine science and technology extends across disciplines, including engineering, physics, geology, geography, chemis- try and biochemistry, ocean botany, zoology, marine biology, aquaculture, economics and marine veterinary science. The coordinating center for marine research at the university is the faculty of science and engineering. At least 12 of the uni- versity's departments or centers are involved in undergradu- ate and postgraduate teaching in the marine science and technology area. These cover a range of biological sciences, including veterinary science, Earth sciences and engineering. Post-graduate, diploma and master's courses are available in a number of departments and include tropical ecology and coastal zone management. Contact: Dean of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia; Degrees offered: B.S., B.S. (honors), M.S., B.Eng., M.Eng., B.A., B.A. (honors), M.A., Ph.D. agencies. Studies are oriented toward quantitative resource management, conservation and policy; ecology of salmonids in Alaska and Washington; and fisheries/forestry interactions. Scholarships are available. Contact: Student Services Office, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Box 355020, Universi- ty of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195; 206-616-5893; e-mail:; website: Degrees offered: B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in aquatic and fishery sciences and minors in marine biology and quantitative sci- ence. Walla Walla College College Place, Wash. Marine facilities are located at the Walla Walla College (WWC) Marine Station, 15510 Rosario Beach, Anacortes, WA 98221. Facilities include a large research and teaching laboratory building, one smaller laboratory building, resi- dence cabins, small boats, a machine shop, woodshop and a seawater system. Usually, five courses in marine science are taught during an eight-week summer session. Contact: Director, WWC Marine Station, c/o Biology Department, Walla Walla College, 204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324-1198; Degrees offered: M.S. in biology, with marine science spe- cialization. Western Washington University Bellingham, Wash. Western Washington University offers undergraduate con- centrations in marine science through the Biology Depart- ment and Huxley College of Environmental Studies. The pro- gram includes a spring quarter-in-residence at the Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in Anacortes, Washington. A full schedule of marine science courses are offered to students at SPMC. An M.S. program in marine and estuarine science is offered cooperatively among SPMC, Huxley College and the biology department. In addition to these degree programs, SPMC offers special educational opportunities, such as a summertime undergraduate research experience focusing on independent research and a minorities in marine science undergraduate program (MIMSUP). MIMSUP recruits minor- ity students to SPMC from around the country to spend two quarters in intensive study of marine science. SPMC also serves a consortium of local institutions, including Eastern Washington University, Edmonds Community College, Ever- ett Community College and Skagit Valley Community Col- lege. Graduate students and faculty from other institutions may conduct research projects at SPMC. Contact: Dr. Ste- phen D. Sulkin, Director, Shannon Point Marine Center, 1900 Shannon Point Rd., Anacortes, WA 98221; 206-293-2188; fax: 206-293-1083; WISCONSIN University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, Wis. The graduate training program is administered by an interde- partmental committee with atmospheric and oceanic scienc- es, botany, civil and environmental engineering (including water chemistry), geology and geophysics, and zoology par- ticipating. Each department has its own laboratory. Ocean- ography and limnology are considered as an integrated field, requiring a broad base in traditional sciences. Facilities in- clude an aquaculture laboratory, a laboratory of limnology, a marine research lab, physical oceanography labs, a water chemistry lab, a 19-meter research vessel, numerous small boats, instrumentation for airborne measurements of sea and atmospheric parameters, and ocean engineering labs. Cooperation with the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and University of Michigan allows students access to larger regional vessels, as well as the Great Lakes Facility of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Approximately 50 courses are offered. Contact: Chairman, Limnology and Ma- rine Science Program, Center for Limnology, 680 North Park St., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706; www.engr. Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D. in limnology, marine science and limnology. Minor in limnology, marine science and lim- nology. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Freshwater Sciences, Great Lakes WATER Institute Milwaukee, Wis. The School of Freshwater Sciences represents one of the larg- est academic research institutions in the Great Lakes region, with extensive laboratory, aquaculture instrument shop and research vessel and dock facilities. The institute serves as home for several research centers and programs: the Great Lakes Aquaculture Center, the National Institute of Environ- mental Health Services Children's Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, the regional office of the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Southeast District Lake Michigan Fisheries Man- agement and Law Enforcement units, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Great Lakes Aquaculture cooperative, the NOAA National Undersea Research Program Great Lakes office and the EPA's RV Lake Guardian. eight months of sea service credit toward a license as master of inland steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons, or eight months of sea service credit toward a license as mate of near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons. This sea service credit is two-thirds of the total required sea service for these licenses. By completing this program, the student also receives eight months sea service toward an Able Seaman-Special endorsement or one-third of the required sea service credit for any other able seaman endorsement. Graduates satisfy both the written and practi- cal examination requirements for both the able seaman and the lifeboatman endorsements. The Marine Deck Technology Certificate program also qualifies each graduate for an STCW "ratings forming part of a navigational watch" endorsement. Graduates also receive six months of sea service credit to- ward a license as apprentice mate (steersman) of near-coastal uninspected towing vessels. In addition to the formal programs, SMA provides training in a nondegree format under the aegis of continuing educa- tion. Among the preparatory topics offered are Environmental Protection Agency Refrigeration Technician Certification and U.S. Coast Guard certification as either Operator of Unin- spected Passenger Vessel, 100 Ton Master Near Coastal and 200 Ton Mate/Master Near Coastal. Course format and du- ration ranges from four workshops to multiweek courses to quarterly programs. The students receive certificates in all courses successfully completed, and they may opt to take select courses for academic credit and/or sea time. The campus comprises three buildings, a floating laborato- ry instructional platform, 1,025-feet of pier/dock footage and several training vessels. Housed therein are six classrooms, six laboratories, an administrative office, machine shop, li- brary and student lounge. Specialized facilities include an electrical distribution panel simulator, diesel labs, hydraulics and refrigeration lab, electrical lab, radar lab and computer lab. The fleet consists of a 22-foot, rigid-hull inflatable boat, an 83-foot cutter and a 101-foot training vessel. Contact: Di- rector, Seattle Maritime Academy, 4455 Shilshole Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4645; 206-782-2647; fax: 206-782-2821; Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Wash. The university offers interterm courses in tropical marine bi- ology and summer courses and research opportunities at its field station on Blakely Island. Contact: Dr. Timothy Nelson, Director, Blakely Island Field Station, Seattle Pacific Univer- sity, Seattle, WA 98119-1997; Degrees offered: B.A. in biology. B.S. in biology, with ma- rine emphasis. Shoreline Community College Seattle, Wash. Shoreline Community College offers a two-year program in oceanography and marine biology and a three-year program in marine science technology. Courses are given in applied chemistry, applied ocean instrumentation, applied mathe- matics and computer science, applied engineering and shop practices, biological principles, electronics, scuba diving and underwater photography. Marine biological technicians receive additional courses in cell biology, zoology, marine biology, microbiology and microtechniques. Technicians also receive training in seamanship, navigation and practical aspects of oceanography technology. Students receive train- ing through the departments of biology, engineering, ocean- ography, computer science, mathematics, electronics, diving, photography, industrial technology and chemistry. On-the- job training is provided by nearby scientific consultant firms, private and public labs, as well as federal, state and univer- sity facilities. These positions are generally available after completion of the first year. The college is located adjacent to Puget Sound. Contact: Coordinator of Marine Science Tech- nology, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133; Degrees offered: A.A.A.S. in science technology, with ma- jors in ocean technology, marine biotechnology and marine science technology. University of Washington Seattle, Wash. The University of Washington has an oceanography pro- gram for students entering graduate work to concentrate on interrelated biological, chemical, geological, geophysical and physical processes of the sea. Research programs are underway in the Arctic, Antarctic, North Pacific and eastern tropical Pacific oceans; Bering Sea; Puget Sound; and inshore waters of British Columbia. Facilities include two research vessels from 15 to 60 meters, research and teaching labo- ratories, a research computer center, tidal models of Puget Sound and experimental electronic and machine shops. Con- tact: Student Services Office, School of Oceanography, Box 357940, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195; 206- 543-5039;; www.ocean. Degrees offered: B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in oceanography. For students wishing to study aquatic and fishery sciences, facilities include an experimental fish hatchery, fish collec- tion, marine molecular biotechnology laboratory, field sta- tions and laboratories, computer labs and associations with nearby laboratories of international commissions, federal and state research organizations, and federal and state regulatory

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