Ocean Engineering, Digital Technology and the Blue Economy

https://www.oceandecade.org/

The Ocean Decade calls for new ideas, solutions, partnerships and applications. Seeking students to contribute through collaborative projects and innovation.

Project description

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations declared that a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development would be held from 2021 to 2030. The Ocean Decade provides a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Ocean Decade provides a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to create a new foundation across the science-policy interface to strengthen the management of our oceans and coasts for the benefit of humanity. 

The Ocean Decade provides a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to create a new foundation across the science-policy interface to strengthen the management of our oceans and coasts for the benefit of humanity

Students are invited to explore and engage with emerging digital technologies and initiatives associated with Ocean Sciences and the Blue Economy. Projects will be customized based on student interests and skillsets, but will include:

  • Exploration of the Blue Economy and environmental valuation models
  • Exploration of cutting edge innovations and technologies associated with Ocean Science, AI and machine learning
  • Engagement with researchers and scientists involved in related projects and initiatives

Projects will culminate in the development of reports, presentations, media and other outputs that will support ongoing and developing large-scale projects

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Flexible
Start time Any time
Level of collaboration Individual or group 
Benefits Volunteer experience, digital badge
Who is eligible All undergraduate students

Core partners

  • Sprung-brett RDI Inc. 
  • Virginia Tech University

Project mentor

Mara Huber

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning; Director, Experiential Learning Network

Phone: (716) 829-2834

Email: mbhuber@buffalo.edu

Have a question about this project? Mara Huber hosts drop-in office hours on Zoom every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. 

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.