SEA Currents: Caribbean Reef Expedition
November 28, 2017
Well, our first 24 hours has gone quite well since leaving Grenada. So far we have conducted two science stations and sampled with our hydrocast, meter net and neuston nets. Additionally, we have used flow through sensors to get readings on all kinds of water properties as we sail northwest of Grenada.
November 27, 2017
Sailors for the Sea’s Onboard Reporter Program, a special partnership between Sailors for the Sea and Sea Education Association, continues this fall with a new Onboard Reporter, Keiley James.
Each term, one SEA Semester student is chosen as Sailors for Sea’s “Onboard Reporter,” and receives a $1,500 award from Sailors for the Sea.
Keiley is a student at the University of Georgia, and is currently in Grenada preparing to sail with aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer as a member of C-276, Caribbean Reef Expedition. In addition to her SEA Semester studies and duties, Keiley’s job will be to raise awareness about the health of the ocean through blogging, storytelling, social media posts, and photography .
Please join us in following Keiley’s voyage, and her reports!
November 27, 2017
So there I was. 200m from shore attempting to tread where I definitely could not stand. Our group of 21 was off Grand Anse Beach conducting our first real reef survey, and needless to say, I was a little out of my depth (pun intended). I didn’t have much deep-water snorkeling experience and I certainly wasn’t prepared for what we were doing that day.
November 26, 2017
The students of C-276 Caribbean Reef Expedition have all arrived aboard SSV Corwith Cramer and we are currently conducting rounds of training and familiarization with the ship, including how to go aloft safely, how to use the scientific equipment, and how to live and work on a 134’ tall ship.
November 24, 2017
The students of C-276, Caribbean Reef Expedition, will join the SSV Corwith Cramer on November 26th in Grenada. They will depart in San Juan, Puerto Rico, around December 23rd, after port stops in Canouan and Montserrat.
November 16, 2017
SEA Alum Meghan Jeans Brings Multidisciplinary Approach to SEA
As a biology major turned lawyer, Meghan Jeans (W-144) has been working across disciplines, geographies and issues areas to build bridges throughout her career. She brings that approach to SEA this fall as a visiting faculty member for Class C-276, Caribbean Reef Expedition.
According to Meghan, a multi-disciplinary approach is critical to both solving problems and preparing students for the real world. She says it’s an approach that’s been critical in her own work. “I use my science training to inform and inspire the implementation of market-based and policy solutions to marine conservation challenges.” Whether stimulating public-private partnerships in support of conservation, building capacity within communities to manage resources sustainably, collaborating with researchers and resource managers to translate science into action, or working with decision makers to enact meaningful policy reforms, her multidisciplinary background has proven to be an asset.
November 16, 2017
After a brief five-day break, the Caribbean Reef Expedition students are back together! The next chapter of our voyage has just barely begun as we gathered at our new island home, the True Blue Bay Resort in True Blue, Grenada. This will be our base as we set about exploring the reefs and the landscapes of this beautiful island in a series of field trips in buses, and in boats, in shoes, and in fins.
November 14, 2017
Tom Haller of Colorado College describes what he is looking forward to as he and his shipmates get ready to head to the Caribbean and SSV Corwith Cramer.
November 07, 2017
Alex Cormack from SUNY ESF describes week 5 of the shore component for Caribbean Reef Expedition, with a focus on her upcoming research project on Caribbean Coral Reef species composition.
October 31, 2017
Hannah King of Connecticut College describes week 4 of the shore component for Caribbean Reef Expedition.