SEA Semester: Pacific Reef Expedition (Summer)

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Next summer, chronicle the state of coral reefs in the remote Pacific Ocean in response to a major ongoing climate event: an El Niño predicted to be the strongest on record. With this phenomenon comes rising water temperatures and the potential fo... read more

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This program allowed me to learn a lot about the Hawaiian culture that I would not have been able to learn anywhere else. It also gave me hands-on experience working with marine and costal conservation issues. - SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry View Entire Review

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Next summer, chronicle the state of coral reefs in the remote Pacific Ocean in response to a major ongoing climate event: an El Niño predicted to be the strongest on record. With this phenomenon comes rising water temperatures and the potential for widespread changes to the marine environment, impacting both the ecosystems and the people that inhabit these regions. Participate in oceanographic research while making an epic 2,600-nautical mile passage across the Equator from Tahiti to Hawaii. Retrace historic voyages of Polynesian migration, mastering time-tested navigation methods that rely on the sun, stars, and moon. Visit some of the most remote island atolls in the world to document the effects of environmental change.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Earth Science
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Area Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Maritime Studies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Geography
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Pacific Area Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
Year Founded:
1971
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