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Ocean Optics Summer Class at the Darling Marine Center (5 July - 1 August 2015, Maine, USA)

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 An intensive four-week, crossdisciplinary, graduat-level course in Optical Oceanography will be offered at the University of Maine's Ira C.

 Darling Marine Center in summer 2015. This class is a continuation of the Optical Oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor

 Laboratories in 1985 and more recently at the Darling Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today's leaders in oceanography.

 The major theme of the course is calibration and validation of ocean color remote sensing. The course will provide students with 

 a fundamental knowledge of ocean optics and optical sensor technology that will enablethem to make quality measurements, be able 

 to assess the uncertainties associated with the measurements, and compare these data with remotely sensed ocean color measurements 

 and derived products. The course is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine, with the goal of preparing a new generation of

 oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the oceans.

Course elements include:

• lectures on the basic theory of the light interaction with matter in aquatic environments; ocean color remote sensing and its

inversion; optical sensor design and function; ocean biogeochemistry; computation and propagation of measurement uncertainties;

• laboratory sessions using optical instrumentation and radiative transfer software;

• field sampling of optical and biogeochemical variables in the environmentally diverse waters of coastal Maine;

• analysis of optical and biogeochemical data sets; and

• collaborative student projects.

Instructors (alphabetical): Emmanuel Boss (coordinator), Ivona Cetinic, Curt Mobley, Mary Jane Perry, Collin Roesler,

Ken Voss, Jeremy Werdell.

Dates: July 6th– 31, 2015 (arrive Sunday, July 5th and depart Saturday, August 1st)

Costs: University of Maine tuition, room and board will be covered through a grant for qualified participants.

Registration: Apply by 1 March 2015, with notification by 1 April 2015.
 
Application at: http://dmc.umaine.edu/files/2014/02/optics2015infoapp.pdf