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Sea Education Association: Programs at Sea - Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Using the same portable next generation sequencing platform employed on the International Space Station and in both the Arctic and Antarctic wilderness, students enrolled in SEA’s Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Program learn how to use mod... read more
I learned so much, how to lead, how to sail, working in close quarters with different people and as a seamless team, as well as how to make decisions in unique situations. Also the science experience was really helpful in determining what I want to do after college A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how to deal with challenging people. While it was difficult, I think I'm a more tolerant and understanding person because of it. Yes, it was worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned field research skills, discovered that I love working on a research vessel, learned navigation and sailing skills, found that I enjoy living in close quarters in a small community, and learned about the science and policy behind marine conservation in the most hands-on way possible. Helena M - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained some incredibly useful sailing techniques and science techniques.It was definatley worthwhile. Torey B - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Being at SEA was learning who I was and discovering who I wanted to be. Through a challenging curriculum, emotional epiphanies, and physical trials shared alongside 30 other people, I was transformed. I went in a caterpillar and emerged an intricate self-assured, and unique person. Erika C - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
You learn a lot about yourself and adapting to your surroundings. It was definitely worthwhile as long as you don’t mind being outside of your comfort zone. Alex Merkle-Raymond - Northeastern University View Entire Review
Living with 15 other students on a ship is not easy when you have to be with them 24/7. But it has also created these amazing bonds between us. The experience made me evaluate myself like never before. Yage Wang - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained practical knowledge and skills relating to marine spatial planning, scientific research, connected with incredible leaders in oceanography and marine policy, and made some of the greatest friends I have every made. Hannah F - Colorado College View Entire Review
Ocean governance and conservation Jody D - St. George’s University View Entire Review
So worthwhile! I learned so much and met a bunch of amazing people. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Traversing a range of bioregions, including temperate, blue water, and tropical, you’ll collect zooplankton specimens from the mesopelagic (the Ocean Twilight Zone), and conduct group research projects addressing population genomics and biodiversity. You’ll examine how these ecosystems are responding to climate change, and gain an understanding of how such research informs conservation policy.
This is the inaugural voyage of this cruise track for the MBC program and will establish what is planned as a long-term and much needed data set that can help shape conservation in the Pacific.
The program ends in Tahiti with a two-week second shore component and student-led symposium with local stakeholders, scientists, and conservationists.
The Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program is geared toward students interested in in ocean science as a career, as well as those interested in marine ecology and conservation, molecular biology, or environmental marine policy.
Prerequisites are one introductory science course and one 200-level science lab.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Environmental Science
- Natural Resources Management
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Microbiology, Immunology
- Marine Sciences
- Public Policy Analysis
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Sea Education Association Scholarships
One award per year available to a deserving Journalism major.
Our most prestigious award. One is available for each SEA Semester class (excluding the SEA Summer Session). Criteria are: Academic excellence, community service and leadership experience.
Multiple awards are available for every SEA Semester class, including the SEA Summer Session. This award is based on academic achievement, educational experiences and intellectual curiosity.
Up to $5,000
Available to students enrolling in SEA Semester from colleges operating on a trimester or quarter calendar. Not applicable to SEA Summer Session or SEA Trimester Program due to the already reduced cost of these programs.
One award per year is available to a deserving Colgate University student accepted to a SEA Semester class.
For Bermuda students enrolled in SEA Semester, SEA will match the scholarship value for any student who receives an award from The National Transportation Board or the Bermuda Zoological Association.
One award is available per each SEA Semester class for a student from one of the five colleges in the "5-College Consortium" (Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hampshire College).
If you learned about SEA Semester from an alumnus or alumna of our program, you may be eligible for this award.
Up to $2,500
One award per year is available to a resident of Canada participating in a SEA Semester.
Up to $5,000
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