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78 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2018 www.sea-technology.com geophysics; fisheries biology and management; environmen- tal geology; limnology; and aquatic ecology. Facilities and equipment include small boats for inland lake and Great Lake research; a limnological field station at Hickory Cor- ners, Michigan; scanning electron microscope; microprobe; facilities for neutron activation analysis; stable isotope mass spectrometry; gas chromatography; and multiple labora- tories. Cooperative programs are available with industry, government agencies and several marine research stations. Contact: Chairperson, Department of Geological Sciences or Chairperson, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115. Degrees offered: B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in geological sci- ences. B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental geosciences. B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in fisheries and wildlife. University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Michigan offers programs of study and re- search leading to Ph.D. degrees in oceanography and aquatic ecosystems and management and M.S. degrees in water resources management, water resources science and ocean- ography. These programs are offered through the College of Engineering, School of Natural Resources and Environment and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Contact: Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1070; www.rackham. umich.edu. MISSISSIPPI Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Miss. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) was founded in 1947 and became part of the state university system in 1950. Now, as an integral part of the University of Southern Mississippi, the laboratory continues its mission in coastal sciences by offering educational opportunities, providing service to business and the public and conducting research on a broad spectrum of marine topics. GCRL is formally affiliated with 61 colleges and universities in 18 states. Among the courses offered during the GCRL Summer Field Program are: barrier island ecology; dolphin and whale behavior; coastal herpetology; coastal ornithology; marine toxicology; environmental photography; marine embryol- ogy; oceanography; marine biology; marine ecology; shark biology; marine invertebrate zoology; marine aquaculture; marine ichthyology; stingray physiology; parasites of marine animals; and marine mammals. Special problems or special topics courses may be ar- ranged with a member of the faculty. Most courses may be taken for either undergraduate or graduate credit. Students who enroll in the Summer Field Program will earn credits that can be transferred back to their home institution. Thesis or dissertation research may also be conducted at the GCRL. Although GCRL offers no undergraduate degree, it does support a graduate program through the Department of Coastal Sciences where students can earn a master's and/or doctoral degree. Areas of expertise among the faculty cover coastal ecology and ecosystem processes, environmental and organismal health, fisheries and marine aquaculture. This full-time research facility employs approximately 200 people. GCRL's main campus, a 50-acre site in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, has teaching laboratories, well- equipped experimental laboratories, dormitory and dining facilities, and a 200,000-specimen research museum. The Gunter Library has 12,500 books, 28,000 journal volumes and 25,500 reprints. GCRL's Marine Education Center, which was lost during Hurricane Katrina, is expected to reopen a new facility at the Laboratory's 200-acre Cedar Point site. Also at the Cedar Point site is a state-of-the-art marine aquaculture facility. The laboratory's research ves- sel, Tommy Munro, at 98 feet, is the largest of four in the GCRL fleet. Contact: Office of Student Services, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-7000; 228- 818-8890; fax: 228-818-8894. Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Ocean Springs, Miss. The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium promotes research, education and public services for the responsible development and use of coastal and marine resources. Nine institutions of higher learning in Mississippi and Alabama comprise the consortium: Auburn University, Jackson State University, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the University of Ala- bama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Univer- sity of Mississippi, University of South Alabama, the Univer- sity of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University. The consortium offers neither courses nor degrees and does not maintain laboratories nor research vessels, since these are the responsibilities of the participating institutions. Pres- ently, the consortium conducts projects dealing with living marine resources, marine technology research and devel- opment, marine environment research, socioeconomic and legal studies, marine education, and advisory services. Con- tact: Dr. LaDon Swann, Executive Director, Mississippi-Ala- are those of the respective departments at the main university. A major current interest of the station is applied and basic research on the technology of marine foods. Contact: Dr. Cleve Willis, Dean, College of Food and Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. The Environmental Institute at Amherst is a unit of the grad- uate school that links the research expertise of the university with state and federal environmental agencies. In the marine area, the institute administers the Cooperative Marine Edu- cation and Research Program, a joint program between the university and NOAA through the National Marine Fisheries Service. This program funds faculty and graduate student re- search on a broad array of marine and coastal issues. Con- tact: Dr. Richard Taupier, Director, Blaisdell House, Univer- sity of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-0820. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth North Dartmouth, Mass. The proximity of the university to the marine environment has resulted in a special emphasis on both faculty research and course orientation toward the estuaries and nearshore waters of the Buzzards Bay region of the Massachusetts coast. The Biology Department offers programs of study and research leading to B.S. and M.S. degrees in marine biology. At this campus, the university supports several teaching and research laboratories equipped for most standard physi- ological and ecological analyses. Amenities such as several constant temperature rooms, a greenhouse and a 15-meter oceanographic research vessel, Lucky Lady, supplement the general laboratories. In addition, the university has built a coastal marine laboratory within 15 miles of the North Dart- mouth campus. Contact: Dr. Jefferson Turner, Chair, Depart- ment of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, Mass. Programs of study and research leading to a doctoral degree in oceanography awarded jointly by Woods Hole Oceano- graphic Institution (WHOI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are offered. Cross-registration privileges with Harvard University [see separate listings] provide op- portunities to develop special academic programs tailored to the individual needs of the student. WHOI, in partnership with MIT, offers programs leading to jointly awarded gradu- ate degrees in oceanography, with specialization in either biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, marine geology and marine geophysics, physical oceanography and oceanographic engineering or an ocean engineering degree. Within the oceanographic engineering program, students may specialize in civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, ocean or materials science engineering, or aeronautics and astronautics. A student's place of residence in the joint pro- gram is determined by his/her academic needs and chosen field of study and research. A limited number of 18-month, post-doctoral awards are offered on a competitive basis for recent doctorates in the sciences or engineering fields who are interested in the ocean sciences and oceanographic engineering. An undergraduate "study-away" opportunity called Semester at WHOI features a for-credit, semester-long research experience and the op- portunity to take courses. Ten- to 12-week summer fellow- ships are offered to advanced undergraduates. The institution's facilities include year-round operation of a waterfront lab and docking facilities; well-equipped labs for research in biological, chemical, geological, geophysical, physical oceanography and ocean engineering; computer services; combined library resources of WHOI, Marine Bio- logical Lab and National Marine Fisheries Service Labora- tory; and an experienced oceanographic research fleet. Con- tact: Julia Westwater, Registrar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Academic Programs Office, 360 Woods Hole Rd., MS#31, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541; www.whoi.edu. Degrees offered: Ph.D. or Sc.D. in oceanography, oceano- graphic engineering. MICHIGAN Great Lakes Water Studies Institute Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, Mich. Northwestern Michigan College provides multiple academic degree and professional training programs for the marine industry. Located directly on Lake Michigan, program areas include remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems and op- erations, hydrographic surveying and acoustic imaging, en- vironmental monitoring, search and recovery (SAR) and data processing and marine project management. Michigan State University East Lansing, Mich. Although no degrees are granted in oceanography, a broad spectrum of courses and specializations are offered at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including a marine eco- system management specialization within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. A limited number of required courses at all degree levels allow specialization in chemical, physical and biological oceanography; geochemistry; sedimentology; 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; www.northeastern.edu/marinescience. 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- sel engines. College-level students work with scientists and professional crew on independent research projects during six-week research cruises in the northwest Atlantic, Carib- bean and Pacific oceans. Courses at sea include Practical Oceanography I and II, to be taken while students participate in all shipboard ac- tivities. A preparatory six-week intensive shore component takes place at the Woods Hole campus. Courses ashore in- clude oceanography, nautical science and maritime studies. Classes begin six times a year. Undergraduate courses offered are 17 semester hours (full semester) via Boston University for both the shore and sea components. Contact: Office of Admissions, Sea Education Association, P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02543; 800-552-3633; 508-540-3954; fax: 800- 977-8516; admission@sea.edu; www.sea.edu. Suffolk University Boston, Mass. The Robert S. Friedman Field Station, dedicated on October 7, 1973, is a 40-acre marine field station on the shores of Cobscook Bay in Edmunds, Maine. The station exists as a camping field station and is comprised of small cabins that serve as sleeping facilities, a central multipurpose building, laboratory facilities, three classrooms, a circulating seawater system and several small watercraft. The facility is utilized by groups from a number of edu- cational institutions throughout New England. The biology department of Suffolk University offers several field-oriented courses during the academic year, as well as a summer pro- gram, which make extensive use of the facility in support of the marine science program. Although the facility was or- ganized primarily to meet the need for undergraduate field experience in the marine environment, visiting scientists and graduate students make use of the station to collect and study data. The field station has the advantage of being in the lower Bay of Fundy region in the northernmost coastal region of Maine. The bay has the greatest fluctuation of tide anywhere in the continental United States and allows ready access for the collecting of many marine organisms. The U.S. Depart- ment of the Interior maintains the Moose-horn National Wildlife Refuge in the immediate area and carries on exten- sive research with the woodcock. Contact: Dr. Carl Merrill III, Director, R.S. Friedman Field Station, Suffolk University, 41 Temple St., Boston. MA 02114. University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, Mass. The Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts of- fers a wide selection of academic programs related to marine food science, fisheries, economics and coastal resources. Undergraduate degree programs are available in marine fisheries (Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management), resource economics and biology. Graduate research pro- grams on marine topics are particularly well developed in food science and nutrition, marine fisheries and coastal and wetland ecology. For information on academic programs, inquiry should be made directly to the individual academic departments. The university also has two special facilities that conduct research on marine topics. The University of Massachusetts Marine Station at Gloucester is an interdisciplinary research facility operated by the College of Food and Natural Resources on the coast of Gloucester, approximately 35 miles north of Boston. The station is equipped for marine biochemical, biological and chemical studies in laboratories with research equipment, cultural facilities, a machine shop and small library. Both ba- sic and applied research is conducted by faculty and gradu- ate students from the Amherst campus with accommodations made on a priority basis for visiting scientists, faculty and students from other institutions. The educational component of the station is administered by the respective departments on the Amherst campus. Degrees offered and requirements

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