GRADUATE WRITING IN MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Graduate (OCG 533) "As a scientist, you are a professional writer" - Joshua Schimel Effective communication is an essential skill of a successful scientist along with the ability to review colleagues' work critically, but constructively. This course will provide practice and advanced strategies in preparing, critiquing, and evaluating written communication. Lecture and discussion will cover knowing your audience, scientific manuscript and proposal writing, reviewing, critiquing, and interpreting feedback. Students will prepare written communication pieces and critique others' efforts.
Undergraduate (OCG 301) Oceanography for undergraduate marine biology majors. General survey of the major disciplines including geological, physical, chemical and biological oceanography integrated into a study of the earth's ocean system.
AQUATIC REMOTE SENSING
Overview of remote sensing techniques used to observe aquatic systems. Integrative approach to physical (temperature, salinity, ice, altimetry, winds) and biogeochemical (aquatic color) remotely sensed properties emphasized from the perspective of oceanographic phenomena observed with examples/application to lakes. Imagery processing/interpretation utilizing space agency processing software and MATLAB. The course will provide students with the background knowledge and skills to become users of all aquatic remote sensing products and provide a foundation to those students who desire to go on and become experts in the research development and operational use of these products in their careers. The laboratory component will provide hands on opportunities to work with datasets, imagery and software used by researchers in the field and a variety of national and international space agencies.
CAREER ESSENTIALS SEMINAR
Graduate & Post-doc This bi-semester seminar presents ideas to incite discussion on essential career skills and strategies for advanced graduate students and post-docs. Topics include mentoring, productivity, self-promotion, learning to lead, negotiation, proposing ideas, networking, body language, and elements of a professional job search. Please see URI Graduate School upcoming programs for announcement of these seminars.