Modeling and Analysis of Environmental Data using ICT - maendi2012
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Learning how to apply computational methods to marine environments and solve problems of conservation, is best done in situ. This course provided unique opportunities to be part of and interact with scientists at the University of the Aegean, in close collaboration with the International Archipelagos Marine Institute of Conservation, situated in a majestic setting on the island of Samos, that has a rich infrastructure of boats, equipment and labs for marine exploration, data collection and many projects of a highly compelling nature to prepare students of the future in energy, conservation, ecology, new materials and technological innovations.
The students are able to work in-situ and get access to valuable data, participate in boat-field trips and understand the environmental issues first hand. They will be exposed to exciting ongoing projects that are part of an active marine biology institute in Greece, www.archipelago.gr , on the island of Samos, Greece. They are able to be immersed in international collaborations and teams with other students working there who come from other universities, including, Leeds, Essex Cardiff, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Tulane and others. They are able to mix with students studying marine biology, the impact of warming on seals, photography students, analysis of fisheries, modeling patterns of fishing, collecting data about the mammalian sea life that is unique in that part of the world, and becoming involved in remote sensing projects.
This course also provides exciting opportunities for students to become exposed to state of the art European research projects at the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of Texas and Arlington, the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), the National Observatory of Athens, and the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
Lectures will be given in English, at the facilities of the University of the Aegean, in the picturesque town of Karlovasi, Samos. Students will be taught how to work in teams and get first hand understanding of the impact of science and technology in improving the quality of life and making policy decisions.