Scientific Diving (3 weeks; April 28 - May 16)
Instructor: Dr. Isabelle Côté (SFU), Siobhan Gray (BMSC, TA)
This course is designed as an introduction to the techniques and practical aspects of performing research underwater using SCUBA. The intensive practical component will give students the opportunity to try a diversity of sub-tidal research techniques. Students will also deal with the logistical challenges associated with managing a sub-tidal research project, Lectures will focus on providing theoretical background for the field techniques to be practiced, including designing effective surveys, dealing with logistics and safety and analyzing data.