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August 18, 2020

Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

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Participate in real-time, real-world research related to marine productivity, fisheries, biodiversity and related conservation efforts in this challenging research semester. Use cutting-edge technology to collect and analyze data while sailing north to bring the SSV Corwith Cramer back home to Woods Hole. Close out your semester with a formal symposium, presenting your research to a panel of scientific and policy experts to fill in the gaps of scientific knowledge related to the coastal waters of the eastern US and the Gulf Stream: an unbelievable networking opportunity.


July 20, 2020

Climate & Society: New Zealand

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Explore the intersection of climate change and human society… Survey the social and cultural impacts of climate change while engaging with stakeholders, community leaders, and policymakers addressing these issues at the local and global levels. Take action toward acquiring the climate leadership and communication skills necessary to be an agent of change. Engage in guided fieldwork on shore in New Zealand before embarking on a tall ship sailing voyage throughout its coastal waters.

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May 05, 2020

Class on the Quarterdeck: Remote Learning from SEA

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During this period of social distancing, the faculty of Sea Education Association is pleased to offer a series of lectures called “Class on the Quarterdeck: Remote Learning from SEA.” These online events are free and open to the public.


October 22, 2019

VIDEO: BU Student Recounts Research in Phoenix Islands

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
THE BRINK, Pioneering Research at BU
“Field Report: What’s It Like to Sample Sea Life in the Remote Pacific”
Video by Devin Hahn

Article and video about Allie Cole, who sailed with S-287, Protecting the Phoenix Islands, during the summer of 2019.

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October 17, 2019

Islandnauts Make Discoveries at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai

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SEA Semester students make discoveries while exploring Earth’s newest island, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai!


October 13, 2019

SEA / NASA Joint Collaboration of Exploration

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Since the formation of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai in 2015, NASA has been keenly interested in this landmass as a rare opportunity to examine pathways of land formation and erosion in the time of 21st century remote sensing and scientific technology.


March 19, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Kalina Grabb

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SEA Semester presents an ocean of opportunity! Many of our alums continue their SEA Semester research back on their home campuses – and beyond. Kalina Grabb, who participated in SEA Semester class S-250 while an undergrad at Harvard University, recently returned to SEA as a coral reef specialist and instructor for our Caribbean Reef Expedition program. She is now a Ph.D. student in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program, researching reactive oxygen species (ROS) and collaborating on a new submersible research instrument, called the DISCO, which she brought on board for this voyage for students to see in action. ⁣


February 28, 2019

Deploying the Neuston Net

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With nearly 50 years of surface neuston tow data, SEA’s archives offer the unique opportunity to examine biological response to global change. SEA Semester leverages the opportunities presented by its remote, open ocean cruise tracks and repeated annual sampling to build valuable datasets in poorly studied areas of the world.


October 15, 2018

Winners of the 2018 SEA Semester Video Contest

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And the envelopes please…

Congratulations to Katie Hall, S-275, winner of the 2018 SEA Semester Video Contest with her video, “SEA SPICE.”  Second place goes to Johann Vollrath, S-267, and third prize to Alex Merkle-Raymond, C-279.


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July 17, 2018

Live chat with the International Space Station

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Highlights from our live chat with NASA astronaut (and former Sea Education Association Assistant Scientist) Ricky Arnold aboard the International Space Station. Among other topics, he reflected upon his experiences with SEA saying, “There’s nothing I’ve done in my life that prepared me better for my experience up here.”


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