Chemical Investigations of Boston Harbor

Launch of carbon sensor.

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


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January IAP 2006



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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.

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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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Elizabeth Kujawinski, Franz Hover, and Sheri White. 12.097 Chemical Investigations of Boston Harbor, January IAP 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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