2014 Field Projects
- Project Application Form.
- Living Museums of the Sea: Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. Dates: May 13-22, 2014
Field school, site maintenance, and in depth field research directed by Charles Beeker, Director of the Office of Underwater Science and Dr. Claudia Johnson, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, Indiana University focused on underwater research assessment techniques as applied to the scientific investigation of the underwater site in the Bayahibe area. Students will be performing photographic documentation and site mapping in addition to other research techniques used in the field. Independent research credits may be available to qualified students with permission of instructor.
- Columbus Era South Coast Investigations: Dominican Republic. Dates: To Be Announced
This intensive field research directed by Charles Beeker, Director of the Office of Underwater Science, Indiana University, will focus on underwater documentation and assessment of La Caleta National Park, Caballo Blanco, 16th and 18th century Submerged Cultural and Biological Resource site.
- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Dates: June 03-08 (Tentative)
This field school and research, directed by Charles Beeker, Director of the Office of Underwater Science, will focus on submerged cultural and biological resources monitoring techniques at ongoing IU research sites in the Florida Keys. Activities will include: monitoring rapid assessments of submerged cultural and biological resources in established park sites, site documentation including photography, monitoring reports, and site enhancement with installation of an interpretive plaque. Independent research credits may be available to qualified students with permission of instructor. A lab fee of $495 will be assessed with registration to cover all research diving costs and diving equipment. Students must provide their own roundtrip transportation, to Quiescience, food, as well as accommodations (Group dorm available).
- Columbus Era Shipwrecks, North Coast Investigations: Dominican Republic. Dates: July 16-26 (Tentative)
Intensive field research directed by Charles Beeker, Director of the Office of Underwater Science, Indiana University. Research will include Shipwrecks from the first and second voyages of Columbus such as the Santa Maria on the North coast of Haiti and La Isabela in the Dominican Republic.
- Tropical Island Ecosystems, Grand Cayman Islands. Dates: May 13-23, 2014
Developed in cooperation with IU's Office of Overseas Studies the ten day program in Grand Cayman is a hands on introductory course to the natural and cultural heritage of the islands. For all information regarding course contents, logistics, costs and application process please see the program flyer.
*Applications for 2014 field projects are now available. Please contact Mylana Haydu, DSO email@example.com or Matthew Maus, Research Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org with project specific questions or concerns