Short Courses & Workshops
Summer Program 2020
The HIMB Schmidt Summer Program in Marine Science
Applying Innovative Technologies in Marine Science
Dates: August 31st to September 25th, 2020
Format: 4-week intensive, on-site summer program
Participants: 16 maximum
Instructors: Lars Bejder (www.mmrphawaii.org), Elizabeth Madin (www.oceansphere.org), Joshua Madin (jmadinlab.github.io) plus invited guest instructors.
Cost: All costs are covered (course fees, accommodation, subsistence food, and reasonable travel costs)
Important note: We have delayed the summer program until late August 2020 due to COVID-19. Please understand that the dates above are a placeholder, and that the course may be delayed further or cancelled altogether in 2020 depending on progress towards reopening institutions and travel. Also, note that acceptance may be contingent upon rules for travel from participants’ countries. We reserve the right to cancel the program or individual participation should our COVID-19 restrictions not align with the restrictions of the nations of participants.
The goal of this course is to introduce participants to innovative technologies and their uses in the field of marine science. The course will be open to incoming graduate students, 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 may 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 an introduction to the fundamentals of conducting robust science, including 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 managers using cutting-edge technology. Participants will gain hands-on exposure to a range of technologies and tools relevant to the instructors’ and guest instructors’ research portfolios (e.g., unoccupied aerial systems, above-water and underwater photogrammetry, remote sensing imagery, 3D laser scanning and printing, and more). Broadening participants’ exposure to new and emerging technologies will provide them a foundation upon which to incorporate these technologies into their scientific and career goals.
To apply: Candidates should submit the following materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in a single PDF document, with the file name “YourLastNameFirstInitial_HIMBSummerCourse2020.pdf” and the subject heading “HIMBSummerCourse application” by 5 pm on June 30th, 2020 (Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time):
- Brief introductory cover letter (maximum of 1 page)
- Two statements covering (maximum of 300 words each):
- Your areas of research interest
- What you hope to gain from the course
- Your CV
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.
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.