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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.)

Highlights of this Course

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 as part of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering.



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




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