Summer Course

LÍF641M Studying marine mammals in the wild




Skjálfandi Bay, off Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, is considered as one of the best locations in Iceland to watch and research whales.

Studying marine mammals in the wild is a master's level field course, held in Húsavík, on fundamentals of a suite of field methodologies used in the study of free-ranging cetaceans (whales and dolphins). Students will receive background lectures on the diverse assemblage of dolphins and whales off Húsavik, as well as learn the theory and practice the use of each of the different cetacean research methodologies. In collaboration with the local whale watching companies, students will receive hands-on research skills training and will undertake their own mini research project. 

Application deadline is March 15th and here is the application portal

Students take care of their own accomadation but the Research Centre prebooks rooms at the Húsavík Hostel. 

Unfortunately, the summer course has been cancelled for 2020. The course will be held again in June 2021.

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