January

During our Winter term, students will work on their AAUS Research Diver certification by  improving their scuba skills and knowledge and learning several research techniques and protocols under water. Students students are required to take all of the courses offered:

Advanced Scuba

dsc05786Students expand their understanding of scuba diving beyond the recreational level in order to fully participate in the scientific dive program in Bonaire. CIEE is an institutional member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and adheres to the safety program sanctioned by AAUS. Students learn techniques that improve their diving skills and learn to respond to medical emergencies in and out of the water. By completing the course and the co-requisite course Marine Ecology Field Research Methods; students gain a certification as an AAUS Scientific Diver. Students receive training for certifications in open water diving, advanced adventure diving, rescue diving and Diving First Aid for Professional Divers.

Contact hours: 15. Recommended Credit: 1 semester/1.5 quarter hours.

Instructors: Astrid de Jager and Marc Tsagaris
2016-10-24T20:06:09+00:00
Students expand their understanding of scuba diving beyond the recreational level in order to fully participate in the scientific dive program in Bonaire. CIEE is an institutional member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and adheres to the safety program sanctioned by AAUS. Students learn techniques that improve their diving skills and learn to respond to medical emergencies in and out of the water. By completing the course and the co-requisite course Marine Ecology Field Research Methods; students gain a certification as an AAUS Scientific Diver. Students receive training for certifications in open water diving, advanced adventure diving, rescue diving and Diving First Aid for Professional Divers. Contact hours: 15. Recommended Credit: 1 semester/1.5 quarter hours. Instructors: Astrid de Jager and Marc Tsagaris

Marine Ecology Field Research Methods

Students apply internationally recognized field research methods in an inquiry-driven approach to understanding tropical marine ecosystems. The course focuses on training students in field observation, data collection, record keeping, and data analysis in order to study coral reef, seagrass and mangrove communities. During the course, students conduct fieldwork using SCUBA and are involved in ongoing research projects in collaboration with the Bonaire National Marine Park. Equipment commonly used includes: compasses, transect lines, quadrats, underwater video cameras, fish survey T-bars, writing slates, benthic corers, light meters and secchi disks. Students will become familiar with photographic equipment, underwater housings, and image software. In addition to this, students learn to organize, test, and evaluate data sets and present their findings.

While the course introduces students to research diving knowledge and techniques with broad applications, it focuses on using scuba research techniques to better understand coral reef, seagrass and mangrove communities.

Contact hours: 45. Recommended Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Instructors: dr. Franziska Elmer and Zac Kohl, ms
2016-10-24T20:09:55+00:00
Students apply internationally recognized field research methods in an inquiry-driven approach to understanding tropical marine ecosystems. The course focuses on training students in field observation, data collection, record keeping, and data analysis in order to study coral reef, seagrass and mangrove communities. During the course, students conduct fieldwork using SCUBA and are involved in ongoing research projects in collaboration with the Bonaire National Marine Park. Equipment commonly used includes: compasses, transect lines, quadrats, underwater video cameras, fish survey T-bars, writing slates, benthic corers, light meters and secchi disks. Students will become familiar with photographic equipment, underwater housings, and image software. In addition to this, students learn to organize, test, and evaluate data sets and present their findings. While the course introduces students to research diving knowledge and techniques with broad applications, it focuses on using scuba research techniques to better understand coral reef, seagrass and mangrove communities. Contact hours: 45. Recommended Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Instructors: dr. Franziska Elmer and Zac Kohl, ms

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