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86 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2018 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 Milwaukee, Wis. Located in Milwaukee's harbor on the shore of Lake Michi- gan, the School of Freshwater Sciences is the largest water- focused academic research institution on the Great Lakes. The school's 20 research labs focus on freshwater ecosys- tems, nutrient cycling, urban rivers and water infrastruc- ture, groundwater, inland lakes, fisheries and aquaculture, environmental health of freshwater ecosystems, impacts of emerging and legacy contamination, and interdisciplinary solutions to freshwater issues. All areas are interrelated and include biological, physical, technological and policy as- pects of freshwater. M.S. degrees in freshwater sciences and technology, with a choice of thesis or professional science tracks, and a Ph.D. in freshwater sciences are offered. Thesis and Ph.D. students create original research on complex, interdisciplinary eco- logical issues. Master's in professional science track students complete an internship with a water-related organization. All students select courses from a robust science-based curriculum, participate in field work and applied research and engage with the community. Our graduates are policy- proficient scientists and have a 97 percent placement rate in water-related industry, government, academia and nonprofit organizations. The School's Great Lakes Research Facility houses faculty laboratories, marine operations, quarantine labs and a bios- ecure lab suite. The Great Lakes Genomics Center includes three DNA sequencers including Pacbio RSII and Illumina MiSeq and is supported by a dedicated high-performance computing cluster. The analytical chemistry core facility includes nutrient, inorganic, organic, radiology and micro- biology labs and features a magnetic sector ICPMS and sta- ble-isotope mass spectrometers. Four large fish labs are dedi- cated to ecological and aquaculture research, and all labs are supported by a full-service electronics, fabrication and machine shop. The 71-foot RV Neeskay, along with a fleet of small boats, provide a fully functional research platform and floating laboratory with year-round access to the lakes. The school maintains four monitoring buoys that are part of the Great Lakes Observing System. On-site collaborators include University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lake Guardian ves- sel. Accelerator labs in Milwaukee's Global Water Center al- low school scientists and UWM engineers to collaborate with industry to pursue water technology development and com- mercialization. Contact: School of Freshwater Sciences, 600 E. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204; 414-382-1700;; Degrees offered: M.S in freshwater sciences and technol- ogy; Ph.D. in freshwater sciences; undergraduate certificate in applied urban aquaculture. 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 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 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; The marine engineering technology program combines practical shipboard experience and required courses in engineering with additional courses in computation, com- munication and human relations. Emphasis is placed on the theory, design, operation and maintenance of marine propul- sion plants and associated equipment. The sea component requires the student to go to sea once a week during the second and third quarter aboard the college's training ves- sels. The academic program is followed by a 60-day at-sea internship on a large commercial vessel. SMA offers a marine engineering technology curriculum as a 73-to-77-credit program. Students successfully completing this rigorous program will be awarded a certificate in marine engineering technology from Seattle Central Community Col- lege. In addition, they will be eligible for a U.S. Merchant Mariner's Document endorsed with any and all of the follow- ing engine room (QMED) ratings: electrician, oiler, pump- man, refrigerating engineer and/or junior engineer. Students with at-sea internships on a vessel with steam propulsion will also be eligible for a fireman/watertender QMED rating. Furthermore, graduates receive eight months of sea service credit toward a license as designated duty engineer of steam or motor vessels of not more than 1,000 horsepower. This sea service credit is two-thirds of the total required sea service for this license. The marine engineering technology certificate program also qualifies each graduate for a standards of train- ing, certification and watchkeeping (STCW) "ratings forming part of an engine-room watch" endorsement. Students who elect to take the survival craft course also satisfy the written and practical Coast Guard examination requirements for a lifeboatman endorsement. They will need to show six months of additional qualifying sea service before the lifeboatman endorsement can be issued. The marine deck technology program combines practical shipboard experience and requisite courses in nautical sci- ence, with additional courses in computation, communica- tion and human relations. Emphasis is placed on the theory, design, operation and maintenance of deck equipment and applied navigation skills. The sea component requires the stu- dent to go to sea once a week during the second and third quarters aboard the college's training vessels. The academic program is followed by a 30-day, at-sea internship on a large commercial vessel. SMA offers the marine deck technology curriculum as a 61- to 64-credit program. Students successfully completing this program will be awarded a certificate in marine deck technology from Seattle Central Community College. Each graduate who successfully completes the program receives 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.

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