ES 545 & 546, Tropical Oceanography of the Caribbean Sea


Contact the Professor
Prof. Rick Murray

Next offering
Not offered 2011/2012

Fall 2008 Syllabi: ES 545 | ES 546

Photos: Fall 2008 | Fall 2009

Research Project listings: Fall 2008 | Fall 2009

Co-taught with the Sea Education Association, CAS ES 545 and ES 546 are taught in blocks 3 and 4 of the Marine Semester. Students enrolled in these course spend block 3 (November) living on the SEA campus in Woods Hole, MA in apartment style housing with full access to SEA facilities and the library at the nearby Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). During block 4 (December), students travel to St. Croix, Virgin Islands to board the SEA research vessel, the Corwiith Cramer. For roughly a month, students spend time aboard the ship, working on their research projects and taking part in all aspects of maintaining a research vessel, including holding watch shifts and learning to sail. The Corwith Cramer completes its journey in Key West, FL.

Additional costs: BU tuition does cover all housing costs for these courses (housing in Woods Hole and on the Corwith Cramer). The costs students will be responsible for is food while in Woods Hole on the SEA campus and airfare to St. Croix and from Key West.