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June 02, 2015

SEA Semester Makes Front Page of Cape Cod Times

SEA Semester® in the News:
“Students aboard Corwith Cramer prepare for monthlong journey to Ireland”
Cape Cod Times | June 2, 2015
by Sean F. Driscoll
WOODS HOLE — This village is no stranger to ships of all shapes and sizes on its waterfront. Barely anyone strolling down the street blinks an eye at ferry boats, deep-sea submersibles or Coast Guard cutters launching or landing from its docks.

But even for Woods Hole, the sight of a brigantine’s mast poking above the rooftops is far from an ordinary sight.

Read the whole story here.

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May 22, 2015

Vassar College Features Spring Oceans & Climate Student Voyage

SEA Semester® in the News:
“Semester on the high seas: Ariana Sharma ’16 sails the South Pacific doing climate change research”
Vassar Info | May 22, 2015

When Ariana Sharma ’16 enrolled at Vassar, she had no plans to study abroad. “My feeling was, ‘Why leave this place until you have to?’” Sharma says. Her plans changed last fall when she spied a picture of a sailing ship on a bulletin board in the College Center that was advertising overseas study programs. She ended up spending part of the spring semester on that ship about as far away from Vassar as you can get. Read the full story here.

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May 15, 2015

SEA Semester Students Profiled by Dartmouth College

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“Sailing and Science in the South Pacific and the Sargasso” by Joseph Blumberg
Dartmouth Now | May 15, 2015
Two Dartmouth students have been sailing the world’s oceans aboard tall ships, modern versions of 18th-century brigantines. Christopher Dalldorf ’16 and Fredrik Eriksson ’16 enrolled in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester programs.

Read the full story here.

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May 07, 2015

SEA Semester Caribbean Voyage Featured by Boston College

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SEA Semester® in the News: “Sea Change”
The Boston College Chronicle | May 7, 2015

While his Boston College peers endured the snowiest winter on record this semester, junior Samuel Beard set sail for the Caribbean – but not on a pleasure cruise. One of 18 undergraduate participants in a Sea Education Association (SEA) interdisciplinary study program, he explored global issues of conservation and sustainability in the Caribbean region.

Read the full story here.

April 22, 2015

SEA Semester® Student Spotlighted by Hawaii Pacific University

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“Student Sails on Atlantic Expedition with the Sea Education Association”
Hawaii Pacific University website | April 22, 2015

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Pacific University student Sabrina Hutchinson set sail this week from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a 5-week scientific expedition through the North Atlantic, with the Sea Education Association.
Read the full story.

April 15, 2015

SEA Professor Co-Authors New Study on Ocean Plastics Trends

Anne Broache,

SEA Semester

The abundance of plastic debris in our world’s oceans has become increasingly well documented, thanks in part to decades of intensive data collection by SEA scientists and SEA Semester students. But determining just how much plastic has entered the ocean, and where it all goes, remains a challenge.

A new study co-authored by Dr. Kara Lavender Law, SEA Research Professor of Oceanography, sheds new light on one piece of this puzzle: Can plastics from the bellies of deceased seabirds provide an accurate sense of pollution levels in a given ocean environment?

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April 09, 2015

SEA Semester Instructor featured in Boston Globe for graphics work

Anne Broache,

SEA Semester

Skye Moret, a SEA Semester visiting instructor of information design, former crew member and student program alumna, made headlines this week in the Boston Globe for her important work to communicate huge scientific datasets via information graphics—in this case, eye-opening SEA research on the magnitude of ocean plastics.

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April 08, 2015

SUNY-ESF Student Recognized for SEA Semester voyage

SEA Semester® in the News: “ESF Student On Board for SEA Semester Oceans & Climate program”
SUNY-ESF Office of Communications | April 8, 2015

Nicole Harbordt, a junior at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), is participating in SEA Semester’s Oceans & Climate program. Read the full story here.

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April 08, 2015

Oceans & Climate student featured by Grinnell College

SEA Semester® in the News: “Conard Lee ‘16 spends spring semester at sea”
Grinnell College website | April 8, 2015

Grinnell College student Conard Lee, ’16 (Biology), is one of 24 undergraduates from top colleges and universities nationwide and abroad who are sailing the high seas this spring to tackle one of the most prominent scientific challenges of their generation: global climate change. Through SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate, a distinctive study abroad program offered by Sea Education Association (SEA), these students are carrying out independent research on climate interactions in a less-studied region of the remote Pacific Ocean—all from the deck of a tall ship sailing research vessel.

Read the full story here.

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March 13, 2015

Tropical Cyclone Pam

As Tropical Cyclone Pam continues to develop in the South Pacific, the SSV Robert C. Seamans is safely alongside in Dunedin, New Zealand, well beyond the predicted path of the cyclone.

Our ships navigate with safety and risk avoidance as primary objectives. Captains make use of every available means of monitoring and predicting the path of a significant weather system to choose the safest possible itinerary for our ships. They are guided by up-to-the-minute satellite imagery, storm track forecasts and, real-time advice from colleagues at the National Weather Service. In the face of tropical storms and hurricanes, minimizing exposure to heavy weather dictates every aspect of shipboard decision-making. Currently the Robert C. Seamans is secure alongside in Dunedin, New Zealand, and will remain there until offshore wind and sea conditions are settled.

We encourage you to enjoy the blogs coming from the ship and as always, feel free to contact SEA directly with any questions or concerns.

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