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

 

Regional Events & Workshops


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

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. 

Ocean engineering for exploratory science, education, and communication
MBARI seminars
Pacific Forum, MBARI
Wed, Jan 29, 11:00AM PST

Speaker: Phil Bresnahan, Make Space Manager, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. More info here.

Carbon Fluxes and Ocean Acidification During the Paleocene-Eocene
Moss Landing Marine Labs Seminar Series
MLML Seminar Room
Thurs, Jan 30, 4:00PM PST

Speaker: Jim Zachos, UCSC. More info here.

Climate change impacts on kelp forest ecosystems on the California Current region
Moss Landing Marine Labs Seminar Series
MLML Seminar Room
Thurs, Feb 6, 4:00PM PST

Speaker: Fiorenza Micheli, Hopkins Marine Station. More info here.

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 ktjones1@nps.edu. No registration or security paperwork required.


 
Webinars

The Challenges of Observing and Forecasting the Conditions on the Gulf Stream
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Tues, Jan 28, 9:00-10:00AM PST
Speaker: Joe Sienkiewicz, Ocean Prediction Center
. 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

Fisheries Analyst
OceanMind
Multiple Locations
Full-Time

More info here.

Executive Assistant to the Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications
Oceana
Washington, DC
Full-Time

More info here.

Program Assistant – Water and Wildlife
NRDC
San Francisco, CA
Full-Time

More info here.

Marine Science Interpretive Diver – PT
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle, WA
Part-Time

More info here.

Project Manager
WorldFish
Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
Full-Time

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


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
NOAA
More info here.


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


Climate Alive!
NOAA
More info here.

 
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