PRODIGY Field Course

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.   


  • The Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island: 673 Hotel Rd, Heriot Bay, BC V0P 1H0
  • Quadra Centre at Hakai Quadra: 1745 Hyacinthe Bay Road