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OPEN ENROLLMENTCoastal Resources Management  

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This dynamic course will allow you to have a hands-on experience of coastal ecosystems in coastal areas.  Field experiences will take the group through beaches, salt marshes, mangroves, coral reefs, and rocky shorelines.You will learn field techniques to understand the ecological importance of the biological, chemical, and physical factors within and among these systems. We will initiate discussions and work together to identify flora and fauna species within each ecosystem.

Dates: June 2020

Program fee$1525 USD per week non-refundable and includes all expenses related to field work and administration fees.  


Registration: Click on the course title to enter course and register through Pay Pal during open enrollment. You do not need a Pay Pal account to register. You do need to be signed in to the Education Hub to register for courses.




OPEN ENROLLMENTCoastal Ecosystems - Evaluating 

           Impacts to Coastal Health

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You will focus on the impacts (historical and potential) of events including; hurricanes, sea level rising, tsunami, and anthropogenic and the anticipated outcome with compromised versus healthy ecosystems. This becomes a course that assesses the impact to adjacent habitats using mangroves as a starting point. We go back out to the same sites, or others, and look at adjacent habitats and the impacts (immediate and long term) to coastal resources. This is still a field techniques course but the emphasis is on adjacent habitats and impacts to marine and coastal resources. We can discuss this during round table on a local, regional , and global scale.


Dates: June 2020

Program fee: $1525 USD. This fee is non-refundable.

Registration: Click on the course title to enter course and register through Pay Pal during open enrollment. You do not need a Pay Pal account to register. You do need to be signed in to the Education Hub to register for courses. You will be required to sign the release form before participating in the program. Please take the time to retrieve the release form from the Home Page of this Education Hub and review it prior to enrollment.

Be sure to download and review the Student Contract from the Home Page in the Main Menu block.





You are exceptional…

… and you need to stand out among large groups of applicants for a professional position. Marine sciences are especially competitive and your chance of getting that all-important interview is highly dependent on your ability to communicate effectively. Your Letter of Interest, curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, and conversations via email, are often the only mechanism you will have to introduce your qualifications to a potential employer, future graduate adviser, or internship mentor.


CV Seminar will be held in 3 sessions.

Click on the "CV Seminar Description" document above for dates, details, and current course fee.


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Protected Species Observer Certification

40 hours in 8 days

 

Protected Species Observers (PSO) are required for industry and research where the potential to disrupt the activities of marine species must be mitigated. This course will prepare people with a background in a related science to perform the skills needed to be a qualified PSO.

 

The content of this program has been reviewed by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management & deemed compliant under BOEM NTL 2016-G02.

 

Dates July 13 - 20, 2020. All assignments due July 26, 2020

Live Class Meetings (Mandatory): July 13, 15, 17 and 20

All live class meetings are held 13:00 hrs. - 17:00 hrs. Eastern Time (Boston, USA)

   

Prerequisites:  A minimum of a bachelor's degree in marine biology, ecology, zoology, wildlife and fisheries, or other related science. If you are enrolled in a college or university in one of the related sciences, and would like to participate in this course, you will be awarded a course participation certificate indicating the course is complete upon graduation. 

 

You MUST have a reliable computer with a camera and a microphone (most smart phones work well!) to be able to participate during classroom time and upload the assignments. Reliable internet is required.

 

Be sure to download the pdf  for this module for more details. The student contract (available for preview on the Home Page) is required for all participants in MCERC programs.

The program fee:

 

Cost of the program …………………………….                  $475 USD

Support from MCERC (COVID19 funding)……                       $175 USD

Your cost ………………………………………..                       $300 USD*

*Please note that this is the last PSO course supported with MCERC funding in 2020.

 

The program fee is nonrefundable to allow the program fee to remain low and available to many who wish to have this career training.

 

 

Enrollment will remain open until two days before this class session begins or until the class if filled. 

 

 


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This session : 22 JUNE - 20 AUG, 2020 

Open for Enrollment 11 JUNE 2020 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Boston, USA)

West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) are a charismatic marine mammal living in areas where there is often close interactions with humans. Your experience as an intern will be a contribution to research, including citizen science projects, focused on the behavioral ecology of manatee.

 

Internship Courses via Internet connections will may discussed in an online video meeting prior to open enrollment. Applicants are not required to attend these meetings to be eligible to enroll.

 

Internship programs via distance learning environments in the Education Hub have been designed to meet the needs of people who have scheduled field work that has been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and for people who find travel to be an obstacle to gaining valuable experience related to their field of study.

 

Please review the pdf in this course for details.

Be sure to read the preview of the Student Contract available on the Home Page!

 

MCERC recognizes the challenges COVID has created for many people struggling to find opportunities to gain valuable experience in science; therefore, the program fee will be largely supported through MCERC scholarship resources.

                        Total cost of Internship Programs via distance learning       $386/week

                        Scholarship support through MCERC funding resources     $286/week

                        Total Internship Course fee (nonrefundable) for student      $100/week



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This session : 22 JUNE - 20 AUG, 2020 

Open for Enrollment 11 JUNE 2020 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Boston, USA)


This internship course focuses on projects related to the MCERC Turks and Caicos Islands Humpback Whale Project.

North Atlantic humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are charismatic megafauna living in near shore areas where there is often close interactions with humans. Your experience as an intern will be a contribution to research, including citizen science projects, focused on the behavioral ecology and tourism of humpback whales.

 

Internship Courses via Internet connections will may discussed in an online video meeting prior to open enrollment. Applicants are not required to attend these meetings to be eligible to enroll.

 

Internship programs via distance learning environments in the Education Hub have been designed to meet the needs of people who have scheduled field work that has been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and for people who find travel to be an obstacle to gaining valuable experience related to their field of study.

 

Please review the pdf in this course for details.

Be sure to read the preview of the Student Contract available on the Home Page!

 

MCERC recognizes the challenges COVID has created for many people struggling to find opportunities to gain valuable experience in science; therefore, the program fee will be largely supported through MCERC scholarship resources.

                        Total cost of Internship Programs via distance learning       $386/week

                        Scholarship support through MCERC funding resources     $286/week

                        Total Internship Course fee (nonrefundable) for student      $100/week


MCERC TCI HW intership DL.pdfMCERC TCI HW intership DL.pdf



This session : 22 JUNE - 20 AUG, 2020 

Open for Enrollment 11 JUNE 2020 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Boston, USA)

 

North Atlantic humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are charismatic megafauna living in near shore areas where there is often close interactions with humans. Your experience as an intern will be a contribution to research, including citizen science projects, focused on the behavioral ecology and tourism of humpback whales in the waters near Puerto Rico, USA.

 

Internship Courses via Internet connections will may discussed in an online video meeting prior to open enrollment. Applicants are not required to attend these meetings to be eligible to enroll.

 

Internship programs via distance learning environments in the Education Hub have been designed to meet the needs of people who have scheduled field work that has been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and for people who find travel to be an obstacle to gaining valuable experience related to their field of study.

 

Please review the pdf in this course for details.

Be sure to read the preview of the Student Contract available on the Home Page!

 

MCERC recognizes the challenges COVID has created for many people struggling to find opportunities to gain valuable experience in science; therefore, the program fee will be largely supported through MCERC scholarship resources.

                        Total cost of Internship Programs via distance learning       $386/week

                        Scholarship support through MCERC funding resources     $286/week

                        Total Internship Course fee (nonrefundable) for student      $100/week


PR HW DL.pdfPR HW DL.pdf