by Allan Roberts
On 17 October 2013, a presentation about Ocean Networks Canada data was given for students spending the fall semester at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC). Just over 20 students attended. The participants were introduced to data from the NEPTUNE observatory in the northeast Pacific and the Arctic community observatory. They also plotted data from Folger Pinnacle, which is located at the mouth of Barkley Sound, near Bamfield.
Planning for the presentation was made possible through the help of Jean Richardson, a researcher and instructor at the marine station. The workshop was run by Allan Roberts, a member of Ocean Networks Canada's Learning Team.
This year, students enrolled in the Fall Program in marine sciences at BMSC come from several home universities, including the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary. Over the course of their time at BMSC, these students:
- take courses in marine ecology, seaweeds, and marine animals
- analyze and discuss research papers in a seminar course
- work on a directed studies project.