Five College Consortium

Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


Campus Office Hours

Initial Meetings (to begin certificate work) 
Advising (for current certificate students)
Office hours will be held at each campus throughout the semester. Please email for meeting availability. Please bring or have access to a copy of your transcript for your initial meeting.


March 31st (Friday)
12:20-1:10 pm
105 Holdsworth Hall
The Syndrome of Marine Climate Change and Its Effect on Ocean Life:
An Experimenter's View
Hannes Baumann, Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences
University of Connecticut
Co-sponsored by the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation

FCCMS Spring Symposium and Reception
April 13, 2017 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 pm
Amherst College Alumni House

(refreshments will be served)

Certificate students will present their independent research project posters.

Info sessionS

None scheduled at this time.

Past Events:

March 1st (Wednesday)
4:15 pm
Cleveland L1
Can you hear me? Understanding and reducing the impacts of underwater noise in marine protected areas
Leila Hatch, Ph.D.
Marine ecologist, NOAA Office of Marine Sanctuaries
Sponsored by Hampshire College School of Cognitive Sciences and Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences

Sonic Sea
March 1st
Franklin Patterson East Lecture Hall
5:30 dinner (Indian food)
6:30 screening of the documentary Sonic Sea
(the effects of noise pollution on marine mammal communication)
7:30 discussion with Leila Hatch
(NOAA Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary, featured in the film) and
Laela Sayigh (Hampshire College School of Cognitive Science and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sponsored by Hampshire College School of Cognitive Sciences and Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences

FCCMS Student Summer Research Symposium
October 24, 2016 (Monday) at 6:30 pm
University of Massachusetts

Morrill 2, room 222
(refreshments will be served)

Students will present their research findings and internship experiences as Five College-funded interns working at marine labs nationwide. If you are thinking of applying for an FCCMS internship, this is a good opportunity to find out what it is really like.

Communication in Whales and Dolphins
November 30, 2016 (Wednesday)
4:30 lecture
Laela Sayigh, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Hampshire College School of Cognitive Science
Mount Holyoke College
Cleveland L2

Can freshwater invertebrate invaders replace the function of lost biodiversity?
March 29, 2016 (Tuesday), 4:15
Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L2
Dianna Padilla, PhD
Dept. of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Co-sponsored by MHC Biology and FCCMS