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Join the Cayman Islands Exploration Science Program

Join a TeamJames Hipkiss

Led by an experienced and multidisciplinary team of educators, our Exploration Science Program is specifically designed to prepare adventurers, students, ocean advocates and scientists to lead open ocean expeditions.TRIP SCHEDULEMar 08 - Mar 16, 2014OVERVIEWFinding an Excellent ProgramAre you a student, graduate or working towards a career in environmental science or ocean conservation and outreach? Are you wondering how you can gain relevant field experience to make your CV stand out above the rest? If so, look no further, as this intimate and unique course will make your CV shine by giving you the skills to lead a real life expedition. Through this program, you will obtain cutting edge information on how best to explore the ocean in order to conduct research or to promote conservation initiatives.The Key ChallengeThe world is ever increasingly changing as it is ever increasingly becoming flat. As this happens we begin to understand how everything is dependent upon key connections that influence not only our cultural views but also the conditions of the planet that sustains us all. In this rapidly changing world, we progressively need experts to understand what changes are happening, the rates at which conditions are changing, and how these changes will impact people and ecosystems. With this in mind, Pangaea Exploration in collaboration with Dr Keene Haywood from the University of Miami has developed a unique program to train scientists in the science of research and world exploration.How Pangaea Envisions SuccessThis comprehensive program contains modules that cover the full spectrum of expedition planning from food provisioning to mechanics to emergency response. Areas of emphasis include: International Transit with a focus in Customs and Immigration and Cultural Sensitivity, Navigation and Remote Communication Techniques and Mobile Apps for Data Collection and Emerging Technologies in Scientific Research. So researchers may gain expertise in obtaining funding for projects and raising awareness, instruction will be given on the dissemination of findings through media via audio, video and still photography.Exploration Science Program in the Cayman IslandsYou will get to experience the thrill of sailing across the rich blue of the Caribbean under beautiful trade-wind skies, crashing upwind to the tiny outposts of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, and then surfing Sea Dragon back down the waves to the bustling port of Georgetown in Grand Cayman. Learn how to become an ocean researcher in a beautiful tropical setting while exploring some of the least visited islands in the Caribbean. From start to finish, crew will provision the boat, develop the itinerary, plan the route and safely sail the boat across the open ocean while developing skills to collect and communicate important oceanic data.We live in a time of constant change where the importance of our actions have a wider reach and impact more so than at any other time in our existence.CONTRIBUTION$2,390 USDContribution includes: 8 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon All meals, snacks and drinks on board Sailing instruction scientific leadership training Training and education covered in the syllabus Safety equipment and foul weather gear Opportunity to receive IYT Introduction to Boating and International Crew Certificate upon passing of examContribution does not include: Transportation to and from Grand Cayman Island Transportation to and from the dock Additional nights spent ashore Personal expense while in portHOW TO ENROLLApplicants should email kate@panexplore.com for further information or register by following the link below.http://panexplore.com/contact-us/expedition-inquiry/Note: Please indicate that you found us via Explorers Connect.FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBPAGEhttp://panexplore.com/exploration-science-cayman-islands/