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Bridge to Research in Marine Sciences

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduate Students

The program provides three weeks of classroom, field, and laboratory work to build technical, scientific, communications and ethics skills with guest and mentor lectures followed by a 2-day research cruise aboard the R/V Savannah. During the final five weeks of the program, students will be actively engaged in research projects at Savannah State University, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Georgia Tech, or Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary in Savannah. Students will keep a research log, develop a seminar presentation, and submit a formal written research report.

Sample research areas include:

' Field, microscopic, and molecular research to find and quantify species of harmful algae and bacteria.
' Organic contaminant analyses in coastal air, water, sediment, and biological tissues.
' Coastal and ocean engineering studies related to movement of water, sediments, and contaminants in aquatic environments or remotely-operated underwater vehicle design and operation.
' Ecological studies and educational material development at Grays' Reef National Marine Sanctuary using acoustic tagging of keystone fish species.
' Field studies of a local bottlenose dolphin population to investigate community, social, population, and foraging ecology.
' Field and laboratory ecological and culture studies of salt marsh and coastal invertebrates, fishes and microorganisms.

Participating Institution(s):
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Savannah State University (Lead)
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Coastal Engineering
Marine Biology
Ocean Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 6/3/2022
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