Exploration Science Degree Track
Exploration Science is the applied practice and study of field research using a variety of methods, technologies, and approaches to drive question-based scientific endeavors. This field fosters scientific inquiry and the application of expedition skills within a context that acknowledges the cultural and ethical implications of exploration.
As scientific endeavors become more specialized, many projects require hundreds of hours of hands-on research. Exploration Science combines scientific research theory and field skills with an outreach and educational platform that allows the general public, young and old, to join University of Miami research scientists for experiential and virtual expeditions in ecological, oceanographic, aviation and diving research.
Utilizing new technologies to engage and educate the public, Exploration Science students will be involved in citizen science project design, exploration technology applications, and field-based skills training, while receiving essential background information on the history, ethics and risks related to exploration. Students will be able to tailor their degree to best fit their interests and goals and will be prepared to lead and conduct professional exploration initiatives and expeditions in a variety of environments.
This new track is being offered at RSMAS in partnership with UM's Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The Abess Center fosters innovative, interdisciplinary initiatives that bridge the gap between science and environmental policy.
For More Information Please Visit: http://exploration.miami.edu
Exploration Science is the applied practice and study of field research using a variety of methods, technologies, and approaches to drive question-based scientific endeavors.
Plan of Study Grid
|RSM 600||Research Diving Techniques (or ELECTIVE)||3|
|RSM 667||Motorboat Operator Certificate Course||1-2|
|MES 664||Citizen & Participatory Science||3|
|MES 674||From Gold to Glory : The Evolving History and Ethics of Exploration||3|
& MES 661
|Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems|
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory
|MES 665||Exploration Technology and Media||3|
|MBE 621||Field Techniques and Instrumentation in Tropical Marine Ecology (or ELECTIVE)||3|
|MES 627||Exploration Science Field Studies||3|
|MES 662||Intermediate Spatial Analysis (or ELECTIVE)||3|
|MES 805||MPS Internship||6|
Students may take any elective on the RSMAS campus with the consent of their faculty advisor. Below are a few examples of courses past students in this program used as electives.
|MES 606||Advanced Fieldwork in Coastal Cultures||3|
|MES 612||Aquaculture I||3|
|MBE 604||Biology of Marine Mammals||3|
|RSM 620||Climate and Society||3|
|MES 720||Coastal Law and Policy||3|
|MES 618||Coastal Zone Management||3|
|MES 620||Environmental Law||3|
|MES 604||Fieldwork in Coastal Management: Tourism, Conservation, and Development||3|
|MES 625||Fisheries Socioeconomics and Management||3|
|MES 671||Marine Conservation Biology: An Ecosystem-Based Paradigm||3|
|MBE 642||Oceans and Human Health||3|
|MES 601||Political Ecology of Marine Management||3|
|RSM 612||Statistics for Environmental Management||3|
|MBE 615||Tropical Marine Ecology||3|