12.097 Chemical Investigations of Boston Harbor

January (IAP) 2006

Launch of carbon sensor.

Researchers at sea launch a robotic ocean carbon sensor. (Image courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.)

Course Highlights

This course features lab exercises and lecture notes. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

This is an undergraduate introductory laboratory subject in ocean chemistry and measurement. There are three main elements to the course: oceanic chemical sampling and analysis, instrumentation development for the ocean environment, and the larger field of ocean science.

This course is offered through The MIT/WHOI Joint Program. The MIT/WHOI Joint Program is one of the premier marine science graduate programs in the world. It draws on the complementary strengths and approaches of two great institutions: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

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Dr. Elizabeth Kujawinski
Dr. Franz Hover
Dr. Sheri White

Course Meeting Times

Four sessions / week for 4 weeks
2 hours / session

Five sessions / week for 4 weeks
4 hours / session

Lab Tour:
One session / week for 4 weeks
2 hours / session

One all-day field trip