Upcoming Field Projects
- Project Application Form.
- Living Museums of the Sea: Bayahibe, Dominican Republic: Dates: May 8 - May 17, 2018
Indiana University's Living Museums of the Sea field school will include underwater archaeological investigations of underwater sites in the Bayahibe region, La Caleta de Caucedo, and Caballo Blanco, as well as, 16th and 18th century Submerged Cultural and Biological Resource sites. The Living Museums of the Sea field school will incorporate in-depth research and site maintence. Students will aslo be performing photographic documentation and site mapping in addition to other research techniques used in the field. Independent research credits may be available to qualified students with permission of instructor.
Application due February 9th, 2018.
- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Dates: May 28 - June 3, 2018
This field school and research, directed by Charles Beeker, Director of the Center for Underwater Science, will focus on submerged cultural and biological resource monitoring techniques at ongoing IU research sites in the Florida Keys. Activities will include: monitoring rapid assessments of submerged cultural and biological resources in IU-established park sites, site documentation including photography, and monitoring reports.. Independent research credits may be available to qualified students with permission of instructor. A lab fee will be assessed with registration to cover all research diving costs and diving equipment. Students must provide their own roundtrip transportation, transportation to Quiescience, and food, as well as accommodations (Group dorm available). Open Water Certification dives available during project.
Application due March 9th, 2018.
- Tropical Island Ecosystems, Grand Cayman Islands. Dates: May 7 - May 17, 2018
Developed in cooperation with IU's Office of Overseas Studies the ten day program in Grand Cayman is a hands on introductory course to the natural and cultural heritage of the islands. For all information regarding course contents, logistics, costs and application process please see the program flyer.
*Applications for 2018 field projects are available. Please contact Charles Beeker, Director of Underwater Science.
For research-specific questions, contact Matthew Maus, Research Coordinator.
For Academic Diving Program questions, please contact Mylana Haydu, Diving Safety Officer.