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California Sea Grant announces largest class of state fellows
Class of 2014 / Fellowships / Sea Grant News

California Sea Grant announces largest class of state fellows

La Jolla, Calif., February 13, 2014 – Sixteen graduate students and recent graduates were named recipients of the 2014 California Sea Grant State Fellowships, California Sea Grant announced today. This year’s cohort is the largest since the marine policy and resource management fellowship program began in 1988. Modeled after the highly successful national Knauss Marine … Continue reading

Preparing coastal communities for climate change
Class of 2013 / Fellowships

Preparing coastal communities for climate change

California Sea Grant provides unique educational opportunities for graduate students in the form of 12-month paid fellowships. Jessica Watson is wrapping up her fellowship at the end of this month. The following is a guest post from Jessica. As the California Sea Grant State Fellow with the California State Coastal Conservancy, my fellowship has revolved … Continue reading

Fellow uses oceanographic data to understand marine debris and ocean acidification
Class of 2014 / Fellowships

Fellow uses oceanographic data to understand marine debris and ocean acidification

California Sea Grant provides unique educational opportunities for graduate students in the form of 12-month paid fellowships. Laura Lilly is the new Sea Grant fellow for SCCOOS, CeNCOOS and NANOOS with the West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA) Ocean Data Portal (ODP). This one-year West Coast Oceanographic Data Integration Fellowship began November 2013. Laura is hosted … Continue reading

New projects to “take snapshot” of North Coast’s MPAs
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New projects to “take snapshot” of North Coast’s MPAs

The California Ocean Science Trust today will announce the selection of an initial set of research projects that will begin the $4-million North Coast Marine Protected Area Baseline Program. The science grants will support the collection of ecological and socioeconomic information on beaches, reefs and other nearshore ecosystems along the state’s North Coast, which stretches … Continue reading

Fighting the world’s largest landfill starts at the local level
Class of 2013 / Fellowships

Fighting the world’s largest landfill starts at the local level

Out in the North Pacific Ocean, a combination of chemical sludge, plastic and other debris circulate in a slow-moving spiral of currents. This unusually dense patch of man-made marine debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a problem of international scale. Mandy Sackett is tackling the … Continue reading

California Sea Grant researcher named 2013 AAAS Fellow
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California Sea Grant researcher named 2013 AAAS Fellow

Ronald S. Burton, a professor of marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and a currently funded California Sea Grant researcher, has been elected a 2013 Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest general science organization. He joins 388 new AAAS Fellows and is one … Continue reading

California Sea Grant Fellow accepts position at California State Lands Commission
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California Sea Grant Fellow accepts position at California State Lands Commission

Kelly Keen, a 2013 California Sea Grant State Fellow, has accepted a job as an environmental scientist at the California State Lands Commission. “After collecting and analyzing field data for a number of years, I was interested in how science was being used to shape policy and management decisions to protect marine and coastal ecosystems,” … Continue reading