• What if your classmates were professionals working on global conservation issues?
  • What if your classroom was not a building, but a salt marsh?
  • What if your assignments helped find solutions to real world conservation issues?
  • What if it was more important to ask questions than to answer them?

What is MCSI?

The Marine Conservation Summer Institute (MCSI) is an intensive 5-week program that utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to engage students and professionals with global marine conservation topics at the forefront of concerns for global ocean health.  The 2016 MCSI will run July 11 – August 12 and is open to advanced undergraduates, graduates, environmental professionals, and international practitioners.

The institute will immerse participants in the world of marine conservation biology and policy, giving them a set of fundamental tools for addressing and understanding issues of conserving marine biodiversity in the context of 21st Century society and the ‘anthropocene’ epoch. The Institute is set in the vibrant educational and research setting of the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. Participants are undergraduates, graduate students and international conservation practitioners from around the globe. The summer institute has been restructured so that students can customize their course options. Students can choose either Conservation Biology & Policy or the new Unmanned Systems course in conjunction with an additional course (Marine Ecology, Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles). Tuition fees for additional courses will apply

2016 Marine Conservation Summer Institute Course Options

Course 1 (Tuesday, Friday)
Conservation Biology & Policy, $3,195
Unmanned Systems in Marine Science & Conservation, $4,260

Course 2 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals,$4,260
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, $4,260
Marine Ecology, $4,260

Room & Board:  $2,519.54
Fees, $223

Scholarships for tuition may be requested through 1 April.

*Program costs will be finalized in March 2016.

Become a Marine Conservation Scholar- Enroll now!



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