Drones in Marine biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Comprehensive exploration of current drone technologies in coastal and marine research, including aeronautical concepts, rules and regulations, safety, mission planning, aircraft design, payload selection, operational procedures, maintenance, data management and data analysis.

Marine Conservation Ecology

An experiential field course focusing on the ecology and management of marine vertebrates in North Carolina or the main Hawaiian Islands.

Climate Change in the Marine Environment

A graduate course that introduces students to the ongoing effects of climate change and variability on marine systems.

Marine Mammal Biology and Ecology

A course on marine mammal biology, ecology and conservation. Summer block section includes field excursions with local fauna to demonstrate oceanographic observations and quantitative lab components including conservation genetics and population assessment techniques for studying populations in the wild.