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Sharing our events, and other ocean professional development opportunities, from around Monterey Bay and beyond.


Regional Events & Workshops

Natalie Arnoldi Show Opening: "The Depths of Monterey Bay."
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Thurs, January 23th, 2020
The Museum is proud to host artist Natalie Arnoldi's (b. 1990, California) work in a special exhibition, "The Depths of Monterey Bay." Her large scale oil paintings explore the fine line between abstract and figurative painting and the psychological effects of ambiguous representation. Her work often includes an environmental narrative, as this show will focus on the fantastic ocean creatures that spend time off our shores. More info here.

Science Saturday — Amazing Migrations
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Sat, January 25th, 2020
Join us for January’s Science Saturday, Amazing Migrations, as we investigate the world of long-distance animal travels. Whales, birds, insects, and more will be the focus of our deeper look at these natural phenomena. Learn about the many amazing migratory birds that visit Monterey County every year and celebrate another birthday for Sandy the Whale with cake served at noon! As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. More info here.

Members Only: Sunset Tide Pooling

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Sat, January 25th, 2020
Museum Members are invited to join our Executive Director Felicia Van Stolk for a special sunset low tide at the Hook. Felicia is a marine biologist and environmental educator who loves connecting people with our ocean ecosystems. We’ll provide tools for close examination of the organisms that we discover as well as best practices for exploring the intertidal zone. More info here.

10th Annual Whalefest Monterey
Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf
Sat, January 25th - Sun, January 26th, 2020

This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Enlightening and edutaining interactive exhibits at the upcoming 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey include dozens of marine related exhibits by numerous local organizations including Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Greenfield Community Science Workshop, Marine Life Studies, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Seafloor Science ROV, Student Oceanography Club Creative Ocean Painters, Sustainability Office of the City of Monterey, Communities for Sustainable Monterey County, The Marine Mammal Center,  Save the Whales, Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, Ventana Wildlife Society and more. More info here.

2020 Sea Lion Bowl
National Ocean Science Bowl
CSU Monterey Bay
Sat, Feb 1, 2020

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers, and helping them become knowledgeable citizens and environmental stewards. The Sea Lion Bowl is the regional competition in Northern and Central California. Teams of high school students study to understand how the ocean works and the human connections to the oceans. At the competition, they are able to show off their knowledge and depth of understanding through various question types. Volunteer signups will be open in November. More info here.
Regional Seminars

Trans-Atlantic paleohydrology: Model-data comparisons of hydrologic change across North Atlantic through the PETM
MBARI Seminar
Pacific Forum, MBARI
Wed, Jan 22, 11:00AM PST

Speaker: Will Rush PhD Candidate, Earth and Planetary Sciences University of California, Santa Cruz. More info here.

The Roots of Resistance: How Plants Survive Times of Stress
Weekly Seminar Series
Boat Works Lecture Hall, Hopkins Marine Station
Fri, Jan 24, 12:00-1:00PM PST

Speaker: Jose Dinneny, Stanford University. More info here.

Fisheries policy in practice and stakeholder engagement lessons
Winter Seminar Series
Ocean Health Building Classroom (118), UCSC
Mon, Jan 27, 5:00-6:30PM PST
Speaker: Dr. Mike Orbach, Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Marine Affairs and Policy at Duke University. 

19th Daniel Mazia Memorial Lecture: Animal Evolution: A chromosomal perspective
Weekly Seminar Series
Boat Works Lecture Hall, Hopkins Marine Station
Fri, Feb 7, 12:00-1:00PM PST

Speaker: Dan Rohkar, University of California, Berkeley. More info here.

Whale TV: camera tags enable transformative discoveries in the lives of ocean giants
Friends of Hopkins Lecture Series
Boat Works Lecture Hall, Hopkins Marine Station
Tues, Feb 11, 7:30-8:30PM PST

More info here.

Inferring Mixing from Echosounder Observations of Double-Diffusive Staircases in the Arctic Ocean
Oceanography Seminar
Spanagel Hall, Room 316, Navy Postgraduate School
Thur, Feb 13, 12:00-1:00PM PST

Speaker: Dr. Nicole Shibley, Yale University. 
If you do not have a valid US government ID, please contact LCDR Kellen Jones at No registration or security paperwork required.


Improving coastal resiliency through vulnerability assessment and natural adaptation prioritization
National Marine Sanctuary Webinar Series
Tue, Jan 21, 11:00AM PST

Speaker: Nick Salafsky, Foundations of Success. More info here.

Tidal Wetland Loss, Restoration, and Fish Response: Tales from the Pacific Coast
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Tues, Jan 21, 9:00-10:00AM PST
Speaker: Laura Brophy, Estuary Technical Group, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis OR and Correigh Greene, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle WA. More info here.

Drought Risks and Information Needs of the Outdoor Recreation Industry
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Tues, Jan 21, 11:00-12:00PM PST
Speaker: Elizabeth Weight, NIDIS; Jonah Seifer, Noelle Crowley, Josh King, Rebecca Mace, Carly Doolittle, University of Colorado Boulder Masters of the Environment program; Marca Hagenstad, Circle Economics. More info here.

Exploring trends in extreme heat and public response to heat-related forecasts in the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico transboundary region
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Wed, Jan 22, 8:00-9:00AM PST
Speaker: Dr. Tamara Wall, Desert Research Institute et al.. More info here.

The Growing World of Citizen Science: A look at how NOAA is harnessing the power of the crowd
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Thurs, Jan 23, 9:00-10:00AM PST
Speaker: John McLaughlin, Office of Education, NOAA. More info here.

Causes and consequences of the great pyrosome bloom in the Northern California Current
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Thurs, Jan 23, 11:00-12:00PM PST
Speaker: Ric Brouder, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC, Fish Ecology Division
. More info here.

NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program: A Decade of Research for Deep-Sea Conservation
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Thurs, Jan 23, 12:00-12:30PM PST
Speaker: Tom Hourigan, NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
. More info here.

Engaging Communities in Role-Playing Simulations to Advance Climate Planning
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Thurs, Jan 23, 12:30-1:30PM PST
Speaker: Maeve Snyder, North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR and Annie Cox, Wells NERR. More info here.

January 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Fri, Jan 24, 1:00-2:00PM PST
Speaker: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
. More info here.

Listening to climate data: Using sound and music in science communication
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Thurs, Jan 30, 11:00-12:00PM PST
Speaker: Judy Twedt, M.S., Doctoral Candidate, University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences. More info here.

Job Postings

Conservation Scientist
San José, Costa Rica

More info here.

Programme Officer – Ecosystem based Adaptation
Washington, DC

More info here.

Research Ecologist
NOAA Fisheries
Miami, FL

More info here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Fisheries Ecology & Population
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

More info here.

Marine Resource Economics Research Associate
Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford
Stanford, CA

More info here.

Educational Opportunities

California State University, Monterey Bay
Application Deadline: Feb 1
California State University, Monterey Bay offers a 10-week, Summer Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Monterey Bay Region. Over the summer, students complete their own independent research project under the supervision of their research mentor, as well as complete a suite of professional development workshops and training. More info here

Duke University's Nichols School of the Environment
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Nichols School of the Environment at Duke University has several upcoming trainings and workshops available. Topics include Environmental Communication for Behavior Change, Writing for Environmental Professionals, Marine Planning Process, and more. More info here.

University of Missouri's School of Natural Resources
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is seeking one to three motivated students to pursue MS/PhD studies in water and natural resources management. Successful applicants are expected to conduct high-quality research, present research findings at conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and assist in teaching. More info here.

Other Opportunities

Ocean Exploration Trust - Internships
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020

The Ocean Exploration Trust centers on scientific exploration of the seafloor from aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel. In addition to conducting scientific research, the Ocean Exploration Trust provides educators and students experiences in ocean exploration and science communication. Internships through the Ocean Exploration Trust aims to train individuals with scientific backgrounds in research while at-sea. Science interns spend their time onboard working with a wide array of scientists, learning how to make scientific observations, logging data in Nautilus systems, and summarizing scientific dives. More info here.

Sea Grant Fellow - Marine Debris 
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2020

The California Sea Grant College Program is soliciting applications for the NOAA Marine Debris Program - California Sea Grant Extension Fellowship. Part of the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, the Marine Debris Program (MDP) mission is to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. The MDP has a California Regional Coordinator based in Oakland who supports local marine debris initiatives through coordination across the state, guides implementation of the California Ocean Litter Strategy (OLS), and identifies and addresses the needs of the marine debris community. The Marine Debris Extension Fellow will support the MDP’s work in California and assist the MDP and the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) with the implementation of the OLS. More info here.

Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship 
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

The Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship is designed to increase the number of highly trained earth and marine scientists and enable graduate students to conduct NASA-related Earth/marine science research.. More info here.

NOAA Center for Coastal & Marine Ecosystems - Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2020

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree on the central coast? The NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Graduate Fellowship provides funding for two years of graduate study. Center research emphases include Coastal Resilience, Coastal Intelligence and Place-Based Conservation. Students applying to the thesis program in Environmental Science or Marine Science at CSUMB are eligible for funding. More info here.

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2019

A unique professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy. Modeled after the highly successful Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the state fellowship program provides an opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience in the planning and implementation of marine resource policies and programs in Alaska. The program matches highly motivated graduate students and recent graduates with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship. More info here.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant's founders and former NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. More info here.

Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship
Application Deadline: May 10, 2020

The Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship offers a unique educational opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students engaged in studies pertaining to ocean and coastal policy issues. This one-year, paid marine policy fellowship matches highly motivated, qualified individuals with host agencies, nonprofits or tribes throughout Washington State. The Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship offers students first-hand experiences in crafting marine and natural resource policies and allows them to share their academic expertise with their host offices. More info here.
We receive many more offers for fellowships, scholarships, grants, and internships than we can list, but feel free to follow us on social media or email us directly for additional resources.

Other Items of Interest

Summary of the December 2019 Weather on the Monterey Peninsula
Naval Postgraduate School
More info here.

2019 was second-warmest year on record
More info here.

January 2020 ENSO update: new year, new you
More info here.

Climate Alive!
More info here.

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