May 14 - May 18, 2024, UBC - Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

UBC - EOAS PRODIGY group returns to Quadra Island for another intensive learning session. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply and extend the concepts and tools developed in the PRODIGY Ocean Data course for data collection, analysis and visualization in a field-based setting

  • Develop hands-on experience building simple sensors and evaluating data quality

  • Use simple sensors to measure environmental variables and test hypotheses

  • Gain exposure to modern instrumentation used for autonomous ocean data collection

  • Learn how ocean data and models are used to support BC aquaculture, seismic risk assessment and First Nations stewardship of marine resources

  • Building on the lectures / exercises presented in our virtual class room during term, we will take advantage of the field course to deploy some hands-on activities in ocean data collection, analysis, visualization and application to decision making.  

  • Focal areas will include marine aquaculture and seismic hazards. 

  • Students will be involved in planning the field course.  They will work in diverse teams, mixing students with different expertise and backgrounds, from UBC, U. Vic and U. Concepcion.