Panama: Marine Ecology & Blue Carbon Conservation in the Pacific & Caribbean (Summer)

Conduct extensive fieldwork in coral reefs, mangroves, wetlands, and seagrass beds in the tropical Pacific and the Caribbean.

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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DESCRIPTION

Panama’s unique evolutionary history and biodiversity make it an ideal location for studying marine ecology and blue carbon conservation. On this summer program you will explore marine biodiversity in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel while conducting research on coral reefs and seagrass beds and visit mangroves and wetlands to study carbon accumulation and sequestration. By the end of the program, you will gain a deeper understanding of the vital role coastal ecosystems play in climate change mitigation, and you will become adept at applying methodologies for assessing and measuring marine biodiversity. Please visit our website for more information.

SUBJECTS

  • Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Ecology
  • Biology (General)
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Latin American Studies

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