Courses & Workshops

Upcoming Courses and Workshops

Aquatic Cytometry Course 2018

September 17-21, 2018

The J.J. MacIsaac Facility for Aquatic Cytometry will be offering an introductory course on aquatic flow cytometry, September 17-21, 2018. The course will be held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research & Education Campus in East Boothbay, Maine, USA. The course is 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 will include hands-on laboratory training and lectures by experienced flow cytometrists working within the aquatic science field.

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Deep Sea Mining Impacts on Microbial Ecosystem Services 2018

April 18-19, 2018

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be offering a Deep Sea Mining Impacts on Microbial Ecosystem Services course April 18-19, 2018. The course will be held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education campus in East Boothbay, ME. The course will bring 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.

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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.

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Past Courses and Workshops

Aquatic Cytometry Course 2017

September 25-29, 2017

The J.J. MacIsaac Facility for Aquatic Cytometry will be offering an introductory course on aquatic flow cytometry, September 25-29, 2017. The course will be held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research & Education Campus in East Boothbay, Maine, USA. The course is 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 will include hands-on laboratory training and lectures by experienced flow cytometrists working within the aquatic science field.

MERHAB 2017

August 13-23 (August 12 & 24th are travel days)

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), with support from NOAA, will offer a training course on the identification of harmful algae in the U.S. marine waters. The course will be held August 13-23, 2017, at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine. It is designed for current local, state, and federal government employees involved in all aspects of harmful algal bloom monitoring, research, and management. Participants will engage in a mix of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on time using microscopes to identify samples of harmful algal species based morphological characteristics.

Algal Culturing Techniques Course

May 15-20, 2016

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) offered an Algal Culturing Techniques Course May 15-20, 2016. The course was held at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education campus in East Boothbay, ME. The course was designed for graduate students, faculty members, aquaculturists, biotech professionals and anyone else interested in learning algal culturing techniques. It will include a bio-prospecting cruise, hands on laboratory training and lectures by experienced algal research scientists. Isolation techniques, strain identification, cryopreservation, scale-up and algae harvesting were just some of the topics that were covered.