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Upcoming Field Projects


  • Project Application Form.

  • Living Museums of the Sea: Bayahibe, Dominican Republic: Dates: May 9 - May 18, 2017
    Field school, site maintenance, and in depth field research. Indiana University will include underwater archaeological investigations of underwater sites in the Bayahibe region, La Caleta de Caucedo, Caballo Blanco, as well as 16th and 18th century Submerged Cultural and Biological Resource sites. Students will be performing photographic documentation and site mapping in addition to other research techniques used in the field. Independent research credits may be available to qualified students with permission of instructor.
    Application due dates TBD. Applications turned in after the deadline will be accepted, but may not be considered.

  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Dates: TBD; June 2017
    This field school and research, directed by Charles Beeker, Director of the Center for Underwater Science, will focus on submerged cultural and biological resource monitoring techniques at ongoing IU research sites in the Florida Keys. Activities will include: monitoring rapid assessments of submerged cultural and biological resources in established park sites, site documentation including photography, monitoring reports, and site enhancement with installation of an interpretive plaque. Independent research credits may be available to qualified students with permission of instructor. A lab fee will be assessed with registration to cover all research diving costs and diving equipment. Students must provide their own roundtrip transportation, to Quiescience, food, as well as accommodations (Group dorm available).

  • Tropical Island Ecosystems, Grand Cayman Islands. Dates: May 8 - May 18, 2017
    Developed in cooperation with IU's Office of Overseas Studies the ten day program in Grand Cayman is a hands on introductory course to the natural and cultural heritage of the islands. For all information regarding course contents, logistics, costs and application process please see the program flyer.

*Applications for 2017 field projects are now available. Please contact Mylana Haydu, DSO or Matthew Maus, Research Coordinator with project specific questions or concerns.