Syllabus for 2011's Program

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May 16 - May 20, On campus orientation - CSE, UTA
  • Through lectures, readings, class discussions and a term paper, students will examine issues essential to scholarship in the theory and practice of sustainability.
  • Introduction to databases, data collection, data storage, data modeling and data mining
  • Lectures on collaboration and learning via interaction
  • Introduction to Sustainability - theory and practice
  • Lectures on sensor networks, remote sensing and sensor devices
  • Review existing projects using computer technology and resulting in conservation innovations
May 23 - May 27, Demokritos, Athens
  • May 23
    • Orientation (09:00-10:00)
      V. Karkaletsis (NCSR Demokritos),
      C. Tsamis (NCSR Demokritos, Education Office)
    • e-Science and e-Collaboration (lecture and lab, 10:00-12:00)
      K. Stamatakis (NCSR Demokritos)
    • Reporting and presenting research findings (lecture, 12:00-14:00)
      J. Vetsikas (NCSR Demokritos)
  • May 24
  • May 25
    • Data visualization (lecture and lab, 09:00-11:00)
      A. Krithara (NCSR Demokritos),
      S. Konstantopoulos (NCSR Demokritos)
    • Introduction to statistics and statistical testing (lecture and lab, 11:00-14:00)
      S. Petridis (NCSR Demokritos),
      S. Konstantopoulos (NCSR Demokritos)
    • Conservation of the mediterranean monk seal (lecture, 14:00-15:00)
      V. Kouroutos, Marine Biologist
  • May 26
    • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Data Mining (DM) (lecture, 09:00-11:00)
      G. Paliouras (NCSR Demokritos)
    • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Data Mining (DM) (lab, 11:00-14:00)
      A. Krithara (NCSR Demokritos),
      G. Petasis (NCSR Demokritos)
  • May 27
    • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - the POSEIDON system (lecture, 09:00-11:00)
      L. Perivoliotis (HCMR)
    • Machine Learning and Data Mining (lab, 11:00-14:00)
      A. Krithara (NCSR Demokritos),
      S. Konstantopoulos (NCSR Demokritos)
May 29 - June 24, Archipelagos, Samos Island
  • May 29 - June 1
    • Introduction to environmental conservation in the Greek seas and the NE Mediterranean.
    • Review of ongoing projects and introduction to teams already at Archipelagos- Students will identify the conservation projects of greatest interest, on which they will focus their work.
    • Introduction to environmental research and experimentation methods.
    • Familiarizing with facilities, boats and equipment.
  • June 2-22
    • Review literature and interact with marine experts to understand the challenges.
    • Work on projects as individuals or small teams, in collaboration with environmental scientists and students from other universities.
    • Investigate issues related to climate trends, food supplies, food production, biodiversity trends of different ecosystems, energy use, land/forest and ocean management, economic and social forces changing the landscape, the roles of governments, markets, and citizen organizations and scientific and policy efforts to optimize the management of environmental, economic, and social resources.
    • Visit U. of the Aegean and attend lectures on programming envorinmental databases and remote sensing.
  • June 23-24
    • Final presentation of projects.
    • Departure.

For more information on working at Archipelagos, the Archipelagos Institute and the island of Samos, get the Archipelagos Volunteer Researcher Guide 2011 (pdf, 1MB)

June 27-28, Project Reporting - Demokritos, Athens
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