Education - BioAcoustic Summer School (SeaBASS)

SeaBASS logoSeaBASS 2016

The goal of SeaBASS is to provide the opportunity for graduate students interested in pursuing careers in marine bioacoustics to develop a strong foundation of both marine animal biology and acoustics, foster technical communication across disciplines, and develop professional relationships within the field. SeaBASS gives students an opportunity to learn from experts who will discuss topics not often offered at universities due to the relatively small demand at any one institution. Lecturers within the field of marine animal bioacoustics will provide half day seminars that describe fundamental aspects of underwater sound and marine animal behavior, summarize the present state of the field, identify current obstacles and challenges, and discuss important “hot topics” areas.
Each seminar will include an introductory lecture followed by group discussions or group projects to gain aSeaBASS 2016 students and faculty more in-depth understanding of the issues. Structured social activities will also allow for students and research scientists to interact informally to develop lasting professional mentorships for guiding the next generation of marine bioacoustics scientists.

About the Program

 Each topic module will include an introductory lecture followed by group discussions or group projects to gain a more in-depth understanding of the issues. Structured social activities will also allow for students and research scientists to interact informally to develop lasting sprofessional mentorships for guiding the next generation of marine bioacoustics scientists.

 

Course Topics

•  Introduction to Underwater Sound
•  Sound Propagation
•  Marine Mammal Biology & Behavior
•  Fisheries Acoustics
•  Fish Behavior
•  Hearing
•  Effects of Noise
•  Echolocation
•  Hot Topic: Passive Acoustic Monitoring
•  Hot Topic: Density Estimation

Eligibility & Application Requirements

•  GPA 3.0 or higher during previous 2 years of study
•  Currently enrolled in a Graduate program
•  Personal Statement required
•  Priority will be given to U.S. citizens

Apply Now

The next application period will open early 2018.

When / Where

Summer 2018
University of New Hampshire

Costs

Student attendance (room and board, based on double occupancy for students) will be funded from sponsor support. There is no registration fee. Full-time participation of all participants is required. Travel costs are the responsibility of the student, but travel assistance can be requested during the application
process.

Sponsors

Syracuse University
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
The Marine Mammal Commission
Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State (ARL)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

SeaBASS 2016 Course Handbook

SeaBASS 2016 Course Handbook (PDF)