Duke University 2015 MARINE CONSERVATION SUMMER INSTITUTE – Now Accepting Applications

Duke University 

2015 MARINE CONSERVATION SUMMER INSTITUTE: Science, Policy and Ethics of Marine Conservation
6 July through 7 August 2015
Marine Laboratory Campus

Nicholas School of the Environment

Beaufort, NC
2015 Themes
• Human Dimensions and the Marine Environment
• Coastal Aquaculture and Conservation
• Ocean Energy and Sustainability
• Invasive Species
• Sea Turtle & Marine Mammal Conservation & US Oceans Law

Duke Faculty Instructors
Dr. Doug Nowacek, Conservation Technology (Institute Director)
Dr. Xavier Basurto, Sustainability & Ocean Governance
Dr. James Morris, NOAA, Marine Ecology
Dr. Andy Read, Conservation Biology, Marine Vertebrates
Mr. Steve Roady, Environmental Law

Distinguished Guest Lecturer:

Dr. Joao Ferreira, Marine Aquaculture

The Marine Conservation Summer Institute (MCSI) is an intensive 5-week program that uses a trans-disciplinary approach to engage students and professionals in global marine conservation topics.  The institute immerses students in the world of marine conservation biology and policy, giving them a set of fundamental tools for addressing and understanding issues of conserving marine biodiversity in the context of 21st Century society. The Institute is set in the vibrant educational and research setting of the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina.  The institute is open to advanced undergraduates, graduates, environmental professionals, and international practitioners. The 2014 MCSI hosted 32 participants from 21 countries; we expect  similar representation in 2015.  Advanced Registration is open and will remain open until the course is filled, but space is limited.

The five-week course consists of one introductory week covering the basics of natural and social science as they relate to marine conservation, followed by three intensive week-long modules led by experts and consisting of plenary lectures, discussions, field trips, and other activities. During week 5, participants will synthesize products (e.g., by building story maps) that become legacy resources of the Institute.

MCSI focuses on hands-on, team-based, experiential learning with meaningful faculty-student engagement that are hallmarks of the educational environment at the Marine Laboratory.  Students will be in the field and at the discussion table, learning from the faculty and from one another.

Open to national and international practitioners, graduate students, advanced undergraduates.

Duke Credits

7 credits (2 course equivalents)

Tuition: $7,210
Room & Board: $2,414
Duke Fees: $180.75*

* International students will incur additional fees for passports, visas, and health insurance.

MCSI Global Fellowships
The Marine Conservation Summer Institute supports a global network of marine conservation leaders through the Global Fellows program.  A limited number of Global Fellowships are available for international applicants, contingent on available funds.  Fellowships cover travel expenses, room and board, tuition, and fees for the Marine Conservation Summer Institute. The fellowship application deadline is 1 February 2015.

For additional information about the Global Fellowships and application instructions, please visit our website: http://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/global-fellowships-marine-conservation

Contact mcsi@duke.edu



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