course proposals for Pigeon Key

Erich Mueller emueller at
Sun Nov 2 13:09:52 EST 1997

Aplogies for any crosslistings.

Mote Marine Laboratory's
Pigeon Key Marine Research Center
Advanced Courses in Tropical Marine Sciences - 1998

Request for Course Proposals

Proposals are being solicited to instruct one-week courses at Pigeon Key
during the summer of 1998. Two courses will be held concurrently beginning
Saturday evening 15 August, 1998 and ending Friday evening,  21 August
(students leave the following morning). Instructors should be
well-established in their fields and prepared to offer an intensive,
hands-on course in their area of expertise. The course may concern any
area of tropical marine science and should focus on specific topics and
related techniques. The target audience includes advanced undergraduates,
graduate students and professionals desiring to obtain new skills. Courses
are limited to 12 participants and are selected from applicants by the
course instructor.

An assistant  will be provided to help with laboratory activities and
operate the boat. A 27' boat will be available (3 days usage per course
which may be scheduled as full or half days). Teaching facilities include
the restored Section Gang Quarters, suitable for lecturing and some lab
activities, and a wet lab with running seawater system. Courses may or may
not involve SCUBA according to the instructor's needs. Accommodations will
be in Pigeon Key's newly-restored dormitory. 

Instructors will receive an honorarium, travel allowance, room and meals
(room also provided for Friday, 14 Aug. to allow instructors set-up time).
A budget for photocopying and expendable supplies will be provided.
Prospective instructors should provide the following in their application

1) letter of interest including a brief course description and whether
   SCUBA will be used
2) draft syllabus (courses begin with dinner on Saturday and end with
   breakfast the following Saturday)
3) a draft list of necessary equipment, expendable supplies, estimated
   photocopying needs (pages per student) and field sites (generic or
   specific) to be visited 
4) any special or unusual needs
5) Curriculum Vitae

Deadline for proposals - 21  November, 1997
Notification of selected courses - 28 November, 1997
Course announcement for students -  5 December, 1997

Send proposals and direct inquiries to:


Erich Mueller, Ph.D., Director      Phone: (305) 289-4282
Mote Marine Laboratory              FAX:   (305) 289-9664
Pigeon Key Marine Research Center   Email: emueller at
P.O. Box 500895
Marathon, FL   33050

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policy unless so indicated.


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