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Page 86 of 115 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2018 87 CANADA Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada The Marine Affairs Program (MAP) at Dalhousie University provides an inquiring and stimulating interdisciplinary learn- ing environment to advance the sustainable use of the world's diverse coastal and ocean environments. MAP offers profes- sional education at the graduate level for both current and aspiring ocean and coastal managers. Through the master of marine management (MMM) degree program, we seek to develop outstanding marine manage- ment professionals through promotion of synergies between the humanities, social sciences, professions and natural sci- ences. Graduates of MAP will demonstrate broad awareness of the need for interdisciplinary knowledge and viewpoints, as well as the skills and tools needed to make informed de- cisions. MAP works with other educational, governmental, NGO and private sector organizations to promote and conduct timely and relevant interdisciplinary research in a broad ar- ray of scholarly topics that are attractive to MAP students and researchers. Through its worldwide network of faculty, gradu- ates and associates, the research and expertise developed in the MAP program has, and continues to, influence marine policy decisions around the globe. Contact: Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada; 902-494-3555;; McGill University Montreal, Canada Oceanographic research is carried out in one of three depart- ments within the university: biology, atmospheric and oce- anic sciences, and Earth and planetary sciences. Research- ers and their students work in a broad diversity of marine environments, including the Arctic regions, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence River and estuary, as well as the Caribbean Sea. Master's and doctoral degrees are of- fered in the three departments, with specialization in marine biology, physical oceanography and marine geochemistry. McGill University operates a marine field station, the Bellairs Institute, in Barbados. Post-doctoral fellowships are awarded each year to work at the field station. A consortium of three universities in the province of Quebec—McGill (Montreal), Laval (Quebec City) and the Institute of Marine Science (Ri- mouski)—owns a research vessel that serves this research community on the Canadian East Coast. Contact: Prof. A. Mucci, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, 3450 University St., Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2A7, Canada;; Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D. in biology, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and Earth and planetary sciences. University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Fifteen senior undergraduate courses and 18 graduate cours- es are offered in the fields of marine physics, meteorology, geology, physical oceanography, biological oceanography and chemical oceanography. Research projects are underway in all of these fields. There is an emphasis on estuarine cir- culation, waves, marine natural products chemistry, marine ecology and geochemistry. Oceanography programs accept students with a B.S. or M.S. in science or applied science. Contact: Graduate Secretary, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Rd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4; 604-822-1422; fax: 604- 822-9858; Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D. UNITED KINGDOM University of Portsmouth Portsmouth, United Kingdom The Institute of Marine Sciences is an internationally known marine station located within meters of the sea, providing ac- cess to the varied ecosystems of the Solent European Marine Site. The excellent facilities at IMS are available for commer- cial and research use, supported by a broad range of techni- cal and marine expertise. Facilities include a marine research platform in Langstone Harbour; research vessel RV Calypso for inshore work; aquarium rooms with temperature-controlled flow through seawater systems; teaching laboratory and lecture theater with capacity for 120 delegates; suite of general, molecular, histology and sediment laboratories; and terrestrial exposure and abrasion testing facilities. Degrees offered: B.S., M.Bio., M.S., M.Rs. Contact: facilities/institute-of-marine-sciences. 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. BERMUDA Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Ferry Reach, Bermuda The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an in- dependent U.S. nonprofit research organization committed to scientific and educational excellence. BIOS offers under- graduate- and graduate-level summer courses in biological oceanography, marine biology, tropical marine ecology, marine ecotoxicology and global environmental change, to name a few. Scholarships are available for all courses. Credit can be arranged through some universities. An active gradu- ate intern program is supported by BIOS fellowships. The scientific library has more than 16,000 volumes, with sub- scriptions to more than 150 periodicals and journals. BIOS has accommodations for up to 110 visiting investigators and teaching laboratories for groups of up to 20 students. Mul- tiuser equipment includes, among other things, 24 dissecting microscopes, video and 35-millimeter microscopy to 160X, controlled environment rooms, radiation lab, the 165-foot RV Atlantic Explorer and four inshore vessels. Bermuda is only a two-hour flight from virtually any city on the Eastern seaboard. Once here, scientists need only sail two hours out to reach depths 2 miles down, making it an ideal location for deepwater sampling. Bermuda is also sur- rounded by 200 square miles of coral reef that support a full range of marine flora and fauna and resultant inshore water and coral reef research. Contact: Education Department, Ber- muda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Ferry Reach GEO1, Ber- muda; 441-297-1880; fax: 441-297-8143; Degrees offered: None. If your educational institution is not listed here, please contact us at or +(703) 524-3136.

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