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REU: Observing the Ocean


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Description:
An REU program at Texas A&M University will focus on "Observing the Ocean: hypoxia, harmful algae, oil spills and ocean acidification." Ten students will be introduced to new ocean observing technologies and will use data from ocean observatories, buoys and time series to investigate the ocean. Students will work with faculty and staff mentors in laboratories and on seagoing projects to acquire the analytical skills for multidisciplinary oceanographic research. As a group, the students will develop a mission plan and deploy a glider mission in the Gulf of Mexico onboard a research vessel. Training will be provided on sensors, data analysis, graphical representation of oceanographic data, data management, and science writing. Students will participate in weekly REU seminars and will demonstrate their communication skills with a final written report and a seminar presentation at the GERG REU Student Research Symposium. The program will also include professional development workshops and the opportunity to interact with other researchers at TAMU.
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Participating Institution(s):
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Texas A&M University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemistry
Computer Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Physics
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Keywords:
Algae Blooms
Chemical Oceanography
Marine Chemistry
Ocean Biogeochemistry
Ocean Physics
Optical Oceanography
Physical Oceanography
Plankton
Satellite Data

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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