Bermuda Institute of Ocean Services
Summer Study Abroad
June 5th-June 24th, 2016
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) provides an extraordinary platform to introduce the fascinating diversity and ecological importance of marine phyto- and zooplankton. Students will learn about the environmental and biological factors that drive plankton abundance and diversity and the role that plankton assemblages play in driving global biogeochemical cycles (e.g. carbon cycle).The aim of this field program is to provide upper level undergraduate and graduate students with a unique hands-on research experience at an internationally renown oceanographic research institute, located on Bermuda in the western North Atlantic.
Students will be exposed to state-of the art science within a high-profile, highly interdisciplinary, highly collaborative, field research environment.They will have the opportunity to participate in one of the longest oceanographic time-series programs by going on a one-day trip on board the R/V Atlantic Explorer, BIOS main 171 feet-long research vessel. Students will be able to use state of the art laboratory and field equipment at BIOS and explore a variety of environments unique to Bermuda (cave systems, coral reef, Sargasso Sea). The students will get a taste of the cutting-edge research themes investigated at BIOS which span from deep-sea exploration to modern ocean acidification initiatives. Students will learn about and be exposed to Bermuda's culture, history and geology conducting field trips.
Students’ shared rooms are on the BIOS research campus within minutes walking distance from classrooms. The accommodations are overseen by BIOS residential personnel and are basic but comfortable, safe, and serviced once per week. The BIOS research campus is connected to St. George’s and other towns through various bus routes. The bus routes also connect to grocery stores, museums, and parks. Students will feel comfortable walking and riding the bus (bus tickets for sale at BIOS Reception). Faculty will also be housed on the BIOS campus.
For More Information, contact:
Dr. Astrid Schnetzer