The University of Maine Maine In-situ Sound & Color Lab
School of Marine Sciences
 
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Education

Teaching is a primary mission of the University of Maine and we participate in this mission enthusiastically. We have developed classes and educational materials all of which have significant hands-on activities and have shared all on the WWW.

Education Related Publications

Engineering Literacy for Undergraduates in Marine Science - A Case for Hands On]
Teaching Physical Concepts in Oceanography: An Inquiry Based Approach [videos of activities]
Diffusion at Work: An Interactive Simulation
Settling of Particles in Aquatic Environments
Absorption, Scattering, and the Color of the Ocean

Workshops and Tutorials

Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry
Darling Marine Center
2007-2008

Tutorial given at OOXVII, 2004:

•  Part 1
•  Part 2
•  Part 3
•  Part 4

Movies

•  Reynolds Swimmers: High and Low
•  Dead Water Experiments: Halocline and No Halocline Waves

Arduino resources

Ben's beginner's guide and Links to do-it-yourself environmental sensors and peripherals

UMaine 2017 Classes

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (Physics module).

SMS 416: Marine Engineering Literacy

UMaine 2015 Classes

SMS 598: Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing.

SMS 416: Marine Engineering Literacy

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (Physics module).

UMaine 2014 Classes

SMS 491: Marine Engineering Literacy (taught in both spring and May semesters)

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics).

UMaine 2013 Classes

SMS 598: Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing.

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics).

SMS 491: Engineering literacy for marine sciences.

UMaine 2012 Classes

SMS 598: Seminar on instrumentations.

SMS 491: Sounds in the ocean.

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics).

SMS 491: Engineering literacy for the 21st century.

UMaine 2011 Classes

SMS 491: Estuaries Oceanography (May term hands-on class).

SMS 598: Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing.

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics).

SMS 491: Engineering literacy for the 21st century.

UMaine 2010 Classes

SMS 303: Integrative Marine Sciences III (a five week module on diffusion, mixing, tides, Coriolis and waves).

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics).

SMS 491: Engineering literacy for the 21st century.

UMaine 2009 Classes

SMS 618: Particle dynamics.

SMS 303: Integrative Marine Sciences III (a five week module on diffusion, mixing, tides, waves, and Coriolis). Course Evaluation

Weizmann 2008 Classes

Radiative transfer in environmental sciences.

UMaine 2008 Classes

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics).

HON 312: Honors tutorial: Engineering literacy for the 21st century.

SMS 491/EDW 472: Teaching sciences by ocean inquiry (with Lee Karp-Boss and H. Weller).

UMaine 2007 Classes

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics). Course Evaluations: 001 | 002

SMS 303: Integrative Marine Sciences III (a five week module on waves, tides, Coriolis and mixing). Course Evaluation

SMS 491/EDW 472: Teaching sciences by ocean inquiry (with Lee Karp-Boss and H. Weller). Course Evaluation

SMS 598: Application of Remote and In-situ Ocean Optical Measurements to Ocean Biogeochemistry. Hydrologic Optics | Light and Water

UMaine 2006 Classes

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics). Course Evaluation

SMS 303: Integrative Marine Sciences III (a four week module on waves, tides, Coriolis and mixing). Course Evaluation

SMS 591: Dynamical Oceanography I (with Huijie Xue). Course Evaluation

SMS 598: Special Topics in Marine Sciences - Radiative Transfer Theory. Course Evaluation

UMaine 2005 Classes

SMS 204: Integrative Marine Sciences II (seven week module on physics). Improved version is being taught in spring 2006.

SMS 303: Integrative Marine Sciences III (a four week module on waves, tides, Coriolis and mixing).

SMS 598: Introduction to Acoustical Oceanography (co-taught with Mick Peterson from Mechanical Engineering).

UMaine 2004 Classes

SMS 491: Integrative Marine Sciences (co-taught with Mary Jane Perry). Improved version taught in spring 2006.

SMS 598-003: Ocean Optics: Observing ocean biogeochemistry with optics (organized by E. Boss and sponsored by ONR, NSF and NASA).

SMS 598-004: Ocean Optics: Radiative transfer and inversions of ocean color remote sensing (organized by E. Boss and sponsored by ONR and NASA).

UMaine 2003 Classes

SMS 491: Physical solutions to every-day problems in aquatic sciences (co-taught with Pete Jumars).

SMS 598: Small scale fluid dynamics (co-taught with Pete Jumars).

SMS 598-002: Spatio-Temporal Statistical Analysis of Multi-platform Optical Ocean Observations (organized by Mary-Jane Perry and sponsored by NSF).

SMS 618: Particle dynamics.

Related Classes

SMS 598-003: Ocean Optics: Observing ocean biogeochemistry with optics. (organized by E Boss and sponsored by ONR, NSF and NASA).

SMS 598-004: Ocean Optics: Radiative transfer and inversions of ocean color remote sensing (organized by E Boss and sponsored by ONR and NASA).

SMS 598-002: Spatio-Temporal Statistical Analysis of Multi-platform Optical Ocean Observations (organized by Mary-Jane Perry and sponsored by NSF).


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