Courses & Workshops

Upcoming Courses and Workshops

Algal Culturing Course

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) will have its annual Algal Cullturing Course from Saturday, May 9 through Friday, May 15, 2020. Travel days should be Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 16, 2020. The course will be held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education campus in East Boothbay, Maine. Kindly note we will offer a single course instead of two shorter workshops.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our sincerest apologies – we have cancelled the Algal Culturing Course since the United States federal government has extended its COVID-19 guidelines until April 30th.

Professional Development

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is expanding the reach of the Keller BLOOM Program by offering professional development workshops for Maine middle and high school science teachers interested in collaborating with Bigelow Laboratory scientists to enhance ocean science education in the state. These four-day summer workshops, led by Dr. David Fields and Dr. Nicole Poulton, provide teachers with training, tools and hands-on research experience so that they are better equipped to teach ocean science in their classrooms.

More information

COVID-19 UPDATE: We regret to inform you that we have cancelled the 2020 "Exploring Oceanography" Professional Development Workshop. Our program registration will be open again in January 2021.

Past Courses and Workshops

Aquatic Cytometry Course 2018

September 17-21, 2018

The Center for Aquatic Cytometry offered an introductory course on aquatic flow cytometry on September 17-21, 2018. The course was held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research & Education Campus in East Boothbay, Maine, USA. This course was designed for graduate students, faculty members, aquaculturists, and commercial entities interested in learning how to apply flow and imaging cytometry to aquatic applications. The course included hands-on laboratory training and lectures by experienced flow cytometrists working within the aquatic science field.

Deep Sea Mining Impacts on Microbial Ecosystem Services 2018

April 18-19, 2018

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences offered a Deep Sea Mining Impacts on Microbial Ecosystem Services course on April 18-19, 2018. The course was held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education campus in East Boothbay, ME. The course brought together representatives of the C-DEBI community with additional experts in hydrothermal environments with consultants and advisors to the ISA and related agencies to discuss these issues and develop a white paper with recommendations.