This course is primarily concerned with the collection and analysis of data in Marine Science. While focus will be on field collected data, it also addresses remotely sensed data from satellites. Data collection covers a variety of biomes including terrestrial, near shore, and deep ocean methods. Scuba certification is recommended, but not required for this course. The students participate in reef, beach, estuary, and ocean monitoring of biological, chemical and geologic features of those environs. This course is integrated into the other courses as the data collection and analysis carried out for those courses overlaps with this one.