Short Courses & Workshops


Short Courses & Workshops

Summer Program 2019

Applying Innovative Technologies in Marine Science

HIMB is offering this innovative 4-week course with generous funding provided by Dr. Peter Castro and the Edwin Pauley Foundation.

Dates: May 13th to June 7th, 2019
Format: 4-week intensive, on-site summer program
Participants: 12 maximum
Instructors:
– Lars Bejder (www.mmrphawaii.org)
– Elizabeth Madin (www.oceansphere.org)
– Joshua Madin (www.jmadinlab.org)
Cost: All course fees are covered. Also covered are onsite accommodation at HIMB and partial flight costs (depending on available funding).

The goal of this course is to expose participants to innovative technologies and their uses in the field of marine science. The course will be open to incoming and current graduate students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers. The course will leverage the exceptional research capacities, facilities, and location of HIMB and Moku o Lo’e (Coconut Island) to advance scientific and career goals of participants who otherwise would not have this unique opportunity. The course will include lectures, hands-on field work, a lab component, and data analysis for projects developed during the program. The course will provide a brief introduction to the fundamentals of conducting robust science, including ethics in science, open and reproducible science, science communication beyond academia to diverse stakeholder groups, and more. Included in the course will be a statistical programming module and guest lectures by scientists, conservation practitioners, and/or managers using cutting-edge technology. Participants will gain hands-on exposure to one or more specific technologies and tools (e.g., unoccupied aerial systems (UAS), above-water and underwater photogrammetry, remote sensing imagery, 3D laser scanning and printing). Participants will gain hands-on experience with one type of technology relevant to the instructors’ research portfolios. Participants will be engaged in project design, data collection/compilation, data analysis, and potentially publication of results of group research topics. Broadening participants’ exposure to new and emerging technologies will provide them with a strong foundation on which to incorporate these technologies into their scientific and career goals.

To Apply: Deadline, March 1, 2019 (11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time). Candidates should submit the following materials via email to himb@hawaii.edu in a single PDF document, with the file name “YourLastName_HIMBSummerCourse.pdf” and the subject heading “HIMBSummerCourse application.”

  1. Brief introductory cover letter (maximum of one page)
  2. Two statements (maximum of 300 words each) covering:
    a. Your areas of research interest
    b. What you hope to gain from the course
  3. Your CV, including contact details (email/postal address/phone number)

Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program

The Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology is a graduate-level research and training program, which draws faculty and students from around the world. Each summer, a new topic is chosen to be the research focus of that program.

Announcements concerning the topic of the summer program are made around March of each year.

Faculty and researchers give seminars and instruct students in the new field and laboratory techniques. Faculty members frequently use the facilities of the Institute to further their research, or to obtain specimens from our tropical environment. Students are nominated by the professors attending the program, but a few students may be selected independently as well.

Academic credit is not given for the program.

 

Special Courses

HIMB periodically offers 1-3 week courses that provide training in the theory and practice of specialized marine research areas. The courses are geared towards graduate students and working professionals that would like to gain experience in the methodologies from HIMB faculty and other subject experts.

Past programs included histotechniques and coral disease, coral molecular biological techniques, and a microscopy workshop for plankton identification.

 

Past Courses and Workshops

“How Do We Explore” – Professional Development

October 7, 2017
Join us on Moku o Loʻe to participate in a workshop that delves deeper into the materials, lesson plans, and website that involves you and your students in modern-day real-time ocean exploration. Follow on-going expeditions with America’s ship for Ocean Exploration, the Okeanos Explorer. Stipends for education supplies and support are provided for all participants (including travel costs and housing for neighbor island participants). Register for the 2017 Exploring the Deep Professional Development.

October 8, 2016
Join us on Moku o Loʻe for a morning workshop to delve deeper with the “How Do We Explore” materials, lesson plans, and website that involve your students in modern day exploration. Follow on-going expeditions with America’s ship for Ocean Exploration, the Okeanos Explorer. Stipends for education supplies and support are provided for all participants (including travel costs and housing for neighbor island participants). Register for the 2016 NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop.