Current position of the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the tools, top right, to change the map style or view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
May 13, 2015
Follow Along with Stanford@SEA
Stanford@SEA is an exciting biological and oceanographic 16-unit course offered through Biological or Earth Sciences. Half the course occurs at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove; the other half aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans.
Stanford@SEA follows the traditional model of the SEA Semester program at Woods Hole, Massachusetts -- shore-side classes followed by an intensive open sea component. At Stanford, the shore component comprises five weeks of daily morning classes in three subject areas followed by afternoon labs each day. It is followed by the sea component -- five weeks aboard the research vessel sailing the Pacific Ocean.
The unusually effective learning environment of Stanford@Sea is academically rigorous and develops leadership and teamwork skills. The shipboard component, with its emphasis on student research projects, creates a highly focused learning environment with few distractions. The interdependence of the students, who rely upon each other to collect data and to sail the boat safely, enhances the sense of responsibility they feel toward all aspects of the learning experience.