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The MARINE Squawk

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

Big news (for me), which in turn affects you! I, your fearless shadow newsletter content creator of the last 2 years, am defending my thesis on June 5th (at 4PM, please attend). Unfortunately, I am extremely pressed for time in the leadup (as is want to be the case when your entire committee leaves the country well ahead of your defense deadline), and as a result this will be the last newsletter I put together for you guys. We will be going on hiatus for the summer after this edition with the intent of returning to the Squawk in the fall with a new person on-board. If you truly think this is a valuable resoruce, be sure to let your MARINE representatives know. It's been a pleasure. You can be sure I'll still be haunting MARINE events into the future.


Regional Events & Workshops

Illustrating Geology: Exploring Geology Through Maps and Cross-sections 
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Tues, May 21, 5:30-7:30PM PST
Learn to visualize and draw the rock formations that define our landscapes. Geologists do this by creating maps, cross-sections, and three-dimensional diagrams to show the relationships between layers of rocks, faults, and other features. In this workshop we will look at maps of local geology and study samples of the rock types typical of the Santa Cruz area. Participants will then learn the process of creating cross-sections and stratigraphic columns and draw their own. This workshop will help you to better understand geologic maps, create your own geologic illustrations, and engage with local geology by creating art. More info here.

Gender Equality in 2019: What Is It Going to Take to Get Us There?
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Stanford Investor Commons (Schwab Residential Center, Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Wed, May 22, 4:00-5:45PM PST

In this symposium, panelists will discuss gender equality today, what progress has been made in the last two decades, and what barriers prevent additional change. The audience will leave with a new understanding of the durability of inequality and with actionable steps to generate equality in their organizations and communities. More info here.

Impact of Climate Change on Small Island Communities Gallery Viewing
Stanford's Community Engagement Program

Monterey Boat Works Lecture Hall
Thurs, May 23, 5-8PM PST

I wanted to invite everyone to my gallery exhibit highlighting the impact of climate change on the small island community of Kayangel, the northernmost state of Palau. Last summer, I spent time in Kayangel interviewing and photographing some of the community members there about how they interact with the ocean and how climate change has influenced those interactions over time. The gallery will include photographs paired with quotes highlighting the key takeaways from the Kayangel community members.  The gallery will be Thursday May 23rd, 5-8pm in Boatworks. For an optional audio component please bring your phone and headphones. More info here.

Remarkable Raft Riders: Marine Species That Hitchhiked to North America on the Debris Field of a Tsunami
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Hardcore Natural History Series
165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Thurs, May 23, 6:30-8PM PST

When the magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the east coast of Japan in March 2011, vast numbers of objects, from docks and fishing vessels to plastic fragments, were swept out to sea. Any structure entering the sea accumulates life. Settlement in marine systems typically starts with biofilms that form within days; then, encrusting communities that include animals such as bryozoans, mollusks, and crustaceans develop within 6 to 12 months. Professor Jonathan Geller of Moss Landing Marine Labs will discuss how this project came together, the broader issue of introduced marine species in the US, and how this event fits into the broader picture of present and future human impacts on the sea. More info here.

Upcycled Plastic Hawiian Style Weaving
Rachael Kippen
MBNMS Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sat, May 25, 10AM-12PM PST

This interactive workshop, participants will learn some basics about agricultural plastic use in the Monterey Bay area, both the sustainability benefits provided by the material, and some of the storm water quality and waste management challenges. Guests will then weave retrieved agricultural plastic irrigation drip tape that was recovered from a farm in restoration by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Participants will connect the harvesting and weaving of the plastic to the Hawaiian cultural weaving of lauhala. Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be provided! More info here.

Water Wild!
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Science Saturday
165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sat, May 24, 10AM-3PM PST

We're making a splash during this last Science Saturday of the school year, as we dive into the wonderful world of water. What is a watershed? Where can you find a steelhead? Find out while we explore all-things aquatic while completing a craft, activities, and more. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free. More info here.

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience 
Seymour Marine Discovery Center 
Santa Cruz Wharf
Sat, May 25, 12-3PM PST

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea in a dynamic and truly marine environment. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz utilize this easy access to ocean ecosystems to conduct research in sustainable energy, biological oceanography, harmful algal blooms, and marine mammals. Look for us near the end of the wharf. More info here.

Regional Seminars

Imagining Eco-Civilization and Protesting Air Pollution in China
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Humanities Center, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology
Stanford University, East Asia (Lathrop) Library, Room 224, 518 Memorial Way
Tues, May 21, 4:30-6:00PM PST

Speaker: Mette Halskov Hansen, University of Oslo. More info here.

Marine Protected Areas and Water Delivery
Center for African Studies
Stanford University, Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall
Wed, May 22, 12-1PM PST

Speakers: Josheena Naggea and Jitka Hiscox, CAS Summer Research Fellows,Stanford University. More info here.

Nonstate, Market-Driven Governance of Tropical Deforestation 
Department of Earth System Science
Stanford University, Y2E2, Room #111
Wed, May 22, 12:30-1:30PM PST

Speaker: Robert Heilmeyr, UC Santa Barbara. More info here.

Forecasting California Current System Variability on Decadal to Centennial Timescales
UCSC Ocean Sciences Seminar Series
A-340  Earth & Marine Sciences Building
Fri, May 24, 10:40-11:45AM PST

Speaker: Mercedes Pozo Buil, UC Santa Cruz & NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. More info here.

Global Penguin Conservation
Hopkins Marine Station Lecture Series
Monterey Boat Works Lecture Hall
Fri, May 24, 12-1PM PST

Speaker: Pablo Borboroglu, Global Penguin Society. More info here.

Managing Flood Risk in a Changing Climate
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources
Stanford University, Y2E2 299
Fri, May 24, 1-2PM PST

Speaker: Miyuki Hino, Stanford University. More info here.


Where Does All the Carbon Go? Piecing Together the North American Carbon Puzzle From a Synthesis of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Estimates
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Tues, May 21, 9-10AM PST

Speaker: Daniel J. Hayes, University of Maine, and Rodrigo Vargas, University of Delaware. More info here.

Estimating Coral Feeding Habits from Space
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Tues, May 21, 3-4PM PST

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

Water Level Sensing through Collaboration and Innovation
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Wed, May 22, 9-10AM PST

Speaker: David Schoenmaker, Stillwater Technologies LLC & Crane Johnson, Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center. More info here.

Effects of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia on Rockfish Across Multiple Life Stages
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Thurs, May 23, 11AM-12PM PST

Speaker: Scott Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories More info here.

Human and Environmental Well-being in Alaska's Kachemak Bay Watershed: An Ecosystem Services Assessment
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Thurs, May 23, 12-1PM PST

Speaker: Ellie Flaherty, University of Michigan; Kate Kirkpatrick, University of Michigan; Trey Snow, University of Michigan; and Julia Wondoleck, University of Michigan. More info here.
Job Postings

(1) Research Scientist, (2) Aquaculture Scientist, (3) Aviculturist
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, CA

More info (1) here, (2) here, and (3) here.

Science Associate, Oceans Program
Nature Conservancy
Location negotiable w/in CA

More info here.

Management Liaison-National Estuarine Research Reserves
NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Oakland, CA

More info here.

Director of Training Activities: Sustainable Oceans National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program 
UC Davis
Davis, CA
Part-Time (75%)

More info here.

(1) Field Technician OR (2) Fisheries Biologist
Integrated Statistics
Narragansett, RI

More info (1) here and (2) here.

Other Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Marine Genomics
Application Deadline: May 22, 2019
The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry. NRC is seeking a PDF researcher to lead the identification and characterization of phytoplankton species that decline or proliferate in response to petroleum oil exposure and develop DNA-based markers for informative species so that they may be quantified in situ in the ocean environment. Based on the emerging field of environmental DNA (eDNA) and new sequencing technology platforms, various sampling techniques and bio-sensing methodologies will be developed and assessed for the collection of real-time data from the marine environment. More info here.

Marine Aquarium Science Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019

We are proud to announce the 2019 – 2020 MASNA Student Scholarships. This year there are two scholarships available; one $4,000 scholarship for a college undergraduate student and one $4,000 scholarship for a college graduate student. MASNA’s goals are to:Educate our members, Assist in forming and promoting the growth while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment, Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms, And Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts. More info here.

Graduate Equity Fellowship (MLML-SJSU Students Only)
Application Deadline: June 15, 2019

The College of Graduate Studies opened the Graduate Equity Fellowship today.  This is a needs-based scholarship with awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.  While it is not required that a student be currently enrolled in a graduate program (instead, entering in F19), students with a semester or more of graduate study are more likely to have successful applications. More info here.

California Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019

The fellowships are available for one or  two years for full-time Masters and Ph.D. students at any California academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to California. Each fellowship provides an award of up to $40,000 per year to support student academic expenses, and professional development opportunities during the fellowship period focused on science communication, science-to-management process, team science, outreach, and other California and National Sea Grant mission priorities. More info here.

California Sea Grant Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: June 21, 2019

The California Sea Grant College Program is now soliciting proposals for projects to begin on/after February 1, 2020. Faculty and academic staff from universities and scientists from research institutions throughout California are invited to apply.  We anticipate funding 11~ 14 projects contingent upon receipt of anticipated funds from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Project budgets should range from $25,000 to $80,000.  Applicants may propose an additional $20,000 dedicated to a specific outreach or communication project component. The goal of this component should be communicating research results to or working with a specific group of stakeholders or the general public.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.
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