The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) is seeking applications to their annual Marine Masters Summer Course that gives insight into state-of-the-art marine research. This introductory, multidisciplinary course is hosted at NIOZ Texel, with the western Wadden Sea as hands-on research area. The period of fieldwork will take place 5-17 July 2020 at NIOZ on Texel.
Targeted at students with a BSc in marine sciences, this summer course has four learning objectives:
- identify current topics in the marine sciences, ranging from marine biology, physical oceanography and marine chemistry to marine geology
- identify and describe methods of sampling and observation commonly used in oceanography, including techniques and instruments used on research vessels
- conduct a group-based research project using basic sampling techniques to collect data in the field, perform laboratory analyses, analyse and interpret obtained data and prepare a presentation of the results
- present and discuss research results in a multidisciplinary framework