Methods of data acquisition, study and analysis required in solving oceanographic problems. Includes a field school held during the mid-term break. A fee is to be paid by January 31. Open to third- and fourth-year students in Oceanography, or with permission of the Department Head.
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- Writing a research proposal
- Planning a field program
- Obtaining field measurements to address the question proposed
- Analyzing the field measurements
- Presenting results orally at a 'conference'
- Presenting the results in the form of a journal-style article
|Funding and sampling programs|
|Ships and fieldwork logistics|
|**Note: Lectures take place during the first half of term only.|
The class is based around the idea of gathering and scientifically analyzing field data, and usually involves a field trip. In the past few years we have spent a week at Bamfield Marine Station during the spring break. Part-way through this trip students present a research proposal, after which they gather field data. Analysis is usually completed at UBC before the end of term.