To learn about field methods in the major branches of oceanography
To gain practical experience in carrying out field observations
To develop and carry out a research project involving:
Writing a research proposal
Planning a field program
Obtaining field measurements to address the question proposed
Analyzing the field measurements
Presenting results orally at a 'conference'
Presenting the results in the form of a journal-style article
Two of Maldonado, Pakhomov, Waterman, Pawlowicz depending on year
Funding and sampling programs
Ships and fieldwork logistics
**Note: Lectures take place during the first half of term only.
The class is based around the idea of gathering and scientifically analyzing field data, and usually involves a field trip. In the past few years we have spent a week at Bamfield Marine Station during the spring break. Part-way through this trip students present a research proposal, after which they gather field data. Analysis is usually completed at UBC before the end of term.