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Education - BioAcoustic Summer School (SeaBASS) application

about the program

Each topic module will include an introductory lecture followed by group discussions or group projects to gain a more in-depth understanding of the issues. Structured social activities will also allow for students and research scientists to interact informally to develop lasting sprofessional mentorships for guiding the next generation of marine bioacoustics scientists.

When / Where
June 5-10, 2016

Syracuse University
Meeting Facilities and Dormitories
Syracuse, NY

Student attendance (room and board, based on double occupancy for students) will be funded from sponsor support. There is no registration fee. Full-time
participation of all participants is required. Travel costs are the responsibility of the student, but travel assistance can be requested during the application


Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Syracuse University

Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State (ARL)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Underwater Sound
  • Sound Propagation
  • Marine Mammal Biology & Behavior
  • Fisheries Acoustics
  • Fish Behavior
  • Hearing
  • Effects of Noise
  • Echolocation
  • Hot Topic: Passive Acoustic Monitoring
  • Hot Topic: Density Estimation
Eligibility & Application Requirements:
  • GPA 3.0 or higher during previous 2 years of study
  • Currently enrolled in a Graduate program
  • Personal Statement required
  • Priority will be given to U.S. citizens

Applications are due february 29, 2016
SeaBASS Student Application - for future session. NOTE: Please complete the form in 30 minutes or less to avoid a time-out by our server.
(Where you are currently enrolled)
Degree Program: Masters Doctoral
GPA: (for the last 2 years)
Graduation Date:
(anticipated date)
Mailing Address:

Will you receive degree credit for this course through your home Institution?
  Yes No
U.S. Citizen? Yes No - citizen of:

Personal Statement: What will SeaBass contribute to your graduate education?

(300 words or less)

List relevant courses, seminars, workshops, or internship experience:
Primary Interests:
(check any 3)

Underwater Acoustics
Sound Production
Remote Sensing - active acoustics
Remote Sensing - passive acoustic monitoring
Noise Impacts

Transcript - unofficial is acceptable (or upload a list of all Grad courses & grades)

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Would you like your application to be considered for a Travel Award?
Yes No
If Yes, please describe financial need (300 words or less)