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Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary advisors sought

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four (4) seats on its advisory council, a community-based group of individuals that provide advice for sanctuary management. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following council seats:  education, oil & gas operations, recreational diving, and research.   Information and application materials are available Read More

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‘Ecological Resilience Indicators for Five Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems” report now available

NatureServe, in partnership with USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, University of Texas, Austin, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Ocean Conservancy, just published the report “Ecological resilience indicators for five Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.”  Funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program, the project established conceptual ecological models for Read More

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NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program funding opportunity

The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has opened its Federal Funding Opportunity for 2019 to support “long term projects to investigate trends in living coastal and marine resources and the processes driving them.” As also described on the program’s web site, $15 million is available now through this competition to fund approximately six projects for five years. Read More

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EPA Gulf Program funding

On May 30, the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program released Funding Opportunity EPA-GM-COOPERATIVE-AGREEMENTS-2018-1, entitled Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements 2018, posted on Grants.gov. The opportunity is also described on the program website, including link to the RFP. The purpose is to “address water quality improvement; coastal habitat and ecosystems enhancement, restoration and/or protection; environmental Read More

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Modeling Community of Practice Call

Dear Colleagues, [PLEASE SHARE WITH INTERESTED PARTNERS] As the Gulf of Mexico community continues to advance our tools for data collection, interpretation, and analysis (monitoring community of practice), there may be value in establishing a network for information sharing among system modelers. In order to gauge interest in this concept, we are casting a wide Read More

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AL School of Math & Science position

The Board of Directors of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) is accepting applications for the position of school President. The ASMS President is the chief executive officer and exercises broad responsibilities for the academic, financial, student, and administrative dimensions of institutional operations, initiatives, and outcomes. Candidate ideally possesses a doctoral degree or Read More

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New publication calls for science advocates

A team of scientists and students at the University of South Florida published an article, “Embracing Advocacy in Science” in the journal Fisheries. As stated in the abstract, “a perception remains that scientists cannot be objective and credible while also advocating a position that may inform or impact decision making. We counter this notion and Read More