[Coral-List] CCMI & Rutgers University still enrolling for Tropical Marine Conservation course.

Sally Coppage coppage at reefresearch.org
Fri Mar 20 13:19:35 EDT 2009


The Central Caribbean Marine Institute & Rutgers University are currently
enrolling their summer internship course, Tropical Marine Conservation.  The
University is accepting qualified students on a continuous basis and the
course is nearly full.  Applicants will be informed of their acceptance into
the program within one week from the time they submit their application to
the Rutgers University - Study Abroad Program Website. 


Jul 17-Aug 05 2009

4 Undergraduate or Graduate Credits from the Institute of Marine & Coastal
Sciences, Rutgers University.

This program provides a research internship framework that involves marine
ecology and conservation principles. Participants conduct coral reef
ecosystem field research with a principal investigator.

As part of 10 years of active research by the Central Caribbean Marine
Institute (CCMI), students are engaged in data collection at one of the
world's most beautiful coral reefs surrounding Little Cayman and one of the
oldest and most extensive marine protected areas, the Bloody Bay Marine
Park. Throughout the Caribbean, coral reefs are suffering a catastrophic
decline. The mission of CCMI is to study what is happening and to recommend
solutions for sustaining marine biodiversity. CCMI invites students to help
in this important work. The program goals are to enhance student research
training, increase the interest in coral reef science and conservation, and
to provide useful data to assist CCMI in our long-term ecosystem research.

Students prepare for marine conservation research by learning principles of
sustainability, essential theories of marine protection and management, and
by reviewing case studies. Students work in teams to develop an independent
field research project to explore the successes and failures of marine
protection. The Long-Term Assessment and Monitoring Program (LAMP) provides
a framework for many of our population and habitat field studies. Students
will be required to complete a joint research poster that may be published
or presented at a national or international conference.

Applications will be received until the course is filled, although admission
is rolling and spaces do fill up. Applying early is best. Registration is
limited to 14 participants per session.

SCUBA Divers are encouraged to apply but non-certified participants are also

Undergraduate and graduate course credit is offered through the Rutgers
University Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences and the Rutgers Study
Abroad program. Credit is transferable. All registration requirements and
payment for this course must be processed through Rutgers Study
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or link directly to the Rutgers
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Students may also email Rutgers at RU_Abroad at email.rutgers.edu or call



Sally Coppage

Education Officer

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

P.O. Box 10152   

Grand Cayman  Cayman Islands  KY1-1002


coppage at reefresearch.org


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