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


Regional Events & Workshops

Documentary Screening-Pacificum
UCSC Coastal Science & Policy Program
Ocean Health Building Classroom (118)
Mon, Dec 2, 4:00PM PST
More info here.

Gary Griggs Book Signing and Presentation: Our
Ocean Backyard: Collected Essays, Volume 2

The Seymour Center
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Wed, Dec 18, 6:00-7:30PM PST
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

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Weekly Natural Sciences Seminar Series

Chapman Science Academic Center (Bldg. 53), Rm 104
Thurs, Dec 2, 4:00PM PST
Speaker: Simone Mortan, Manager of Guide Programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium. More info here.

Bringing Fisheries Into the Digital Age
Center for the Blue Economy Speaker Series
McGowan MG102, MIIS
Tues, Dec 3, 6:00-7:30PM PST
Speaker: Rod Fujita, Director of Research and Development, Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund. More info here.

Corals as predators: New perspectives on the trophic ecology of reef-building corals
Moss Landing Marine Labs Seminar Series
MLML Seminar Room
Thurs, Dec 5, 4:00PM PST

Speaker: Michael Fox,Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. More info here.

The remarkable population structure of the splash pool copepod Tigriopus californicus and its evolutionary consequences
Friends of Hopkins Lecture Series

Boat Works Lecture Hall, Hopkins Marine Station
Fri, Dec 6, 12:00PM PST
Speaker: Ron Burton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. More info here.

Power Plants, The Coastal Act, and the Case for Undevelopment
Center for the Blue Economy Speaker Series
McGowan MG102, MIIS
Tues, Dec 10, 6:00-7:30PM PST
Speaker: Sarah Newkirk. More info here.

What’s in a Name? Seaweed
Hardcore Natural History Series
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Thur, Dec 12, 6:30-8:00PM PST
Speaker: Dr. Jeffery Hughey, Hartnell College. More info here.


What do we know about the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico from recent observations?
SECOORA Seminar Series
Fri, Dec 10, 9:00-10:00AM PST

Speaker: Dr. Peter Hamilton, North Carolina State University.  More info here.

Implications of changes in the optical environment for groundfish stock assessment in the eastern Bering Sea
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Tue, Dec 3, 10:00-11:00AM PST

Speaker: Sean Rohan, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences. More info here.

Rapid Change: 2019 in Northwest Alaska’s Oceans and Impacts to Ecosystems and People
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Tue, Dec 3, 11:00-12:00PM PST

Speaker: Gay Sheffield,Sea Grant; Donna Hauser, IARC; Rick Thoman, ACCAP. More info here.

Trophic cascades, climate change, and the fate of a kelp forest ecosystem
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Wed, Dec 4, 10:30-11:30AM PST

Speaker: Douglas Rasher, PhD Marine Community Ecologist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, East Boothbay, ME. More info here.

Assimilating Satellite Data into Regional Ocean Models Supporting US West Coast Fisheries Management
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Wed, Dec 4, 12:00-1:00PM PST

Speaker: Michael Jacox, NOAA SWFSC. More info here.
Job Postings

Research Associate
Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions    
Palo Alto, CA

More info here.

South Coast Specialist
Hoh Indian Tribe
Forks, Washington
More info here.

Fisheries Management Biologist
Naval Research Laboratory
Monterey, CA
More info here.

Research Scientist
Naval Research Laboratory
Monterey, CA
More info here.

Educational Opportunities

NOAA Planet Stewards 2020 Stewardship Community
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2019
The NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through college aged students the knowledge and resources to build scientifically-literate individuals and communities who are prepared to respond to environmental challenges monitored by NOAA. More info here.

Cornell University
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Cornell University is hosting the fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Preview Weekend from March 12-15, 2020 for prospective graduate students interested in the following research areas: ecology, entomology, evolutionary biology, and plant science. Through this event, graduate students in these areas of study are seeking to increase diversity in scientific communities. This preview weekend is intended to introduce attendees to Cornell's graduate research programs the year before they apply to graduate school. More info here.

University of California, Santa Cruz
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2019
Students admitted to the Master of Science in Coastal Science and Policy and participating in the PhD Designated Emphasis Program come from diverse backgrounds and have interests that range across the coastal zone (from land to the sea). The Coastal Science and Policy Program is interested in students with demonstrated experiences in and a passion for sustainability sciences, economics, and policy. Most will have completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university in a field relevant to coastal sustainability. Relevant fields are diverse and include biology, conservation science, earth sciences, chemistry, oceanography, environmental studies, social sciences, economics, human ecology, political science, sociology, engineering, and interdisciplinary programs. More info here.

University of California, Davis
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
At the University of California, Davis, the Sustainable Oceans Ph.D. Program trains the next generation of quantitative marine scientists under a new paradigm that begins with the decisions facing policy makers to generate use-inspired research questions across ecology, conservation biology, population biology, economics, geology, physiology, biogeochemistry, and oceanography. More info here.

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

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pleased to announce an opportunity for graduate students in the social and natural sciences to apply for a two-year Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship to tackle complex challenges in the nation’s estuaries and coastal communities. The Fellow will work with one of the nation’s 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves alongside a mentor, fellow scientists from diverse fields, and local community leaders and decision makers as the team addresses coastal challenges. The Davidson Fellowship includes networking opportunities and career-readiness training. Graduate students currently admitted to or enrolled in a master’s or PhD program at an accredited US college or university with at least two years remaining in the program. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents of US states or territories to apply. While there is no required field of study, applicant qualifications should be appropriate to complete the proposed research project. Students pursuing degrees in natural and social sciences are encouraged to apply. More info here.

Delta Science Fellowship
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
The Delta Science Fellows Program (previously known as the CALFED Science Fellows Program) was established to bring together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors. Fellows work on collaborative data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system. The goal of funding this research is to invest in knowledge that will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments and systems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers and managers, and to train the next generation of research scientists for water issues in California. California Sea Grant administers and manages the fellowship program on behalf of the Delta Stewardship Council - Delta Science Program. More info here.

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: TBA around Dec, 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.

Ocean Exploration Trust - Science Communication Fellowship
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2020

The Science Communication Fellowship invites formal and informal educators to participate in the Nautilus Exploration Program as expedition communicators for ocean exploration sharing the excitement of exploration and research with students and public audiences in their communities and around the world. Fellows gain exposure to and experience in the applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within the field of ocean exploration and serve a key role within an authentic scientific exploration mission. More info here.

University of California, San Diego - Internship
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2020

The University of California, San Diego in collaboration with the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) seeks inquisitive motivated undergraduates with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science. This ten-week summer internship program offers qualified students the opportunity to work with notable scientists as well as attend weekly seminars given by faculty and staff members. More info here.

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.

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.

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 October 2019 Weather on the Monterey Peninsula
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
More info here.

Teaching Climate: Investigating El Nino using real data
More info here.

November 2019 ENSO update: the people in your neighborhood
More info here.

Role of climate in the rise and fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Science Advances
More info here.

Climate Change: Global Sea Level
More info here.

Fish in California estuaries are evolving as climate change alters their habitat
Science Daily
More info here.

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