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To: GCRC listserv subscribers
Subject line: Ga Coastal Research Council Announcements
Date: October 8, 2007

Hello, GCRC-ers. We have some diverse announcements for you:

1. Funding: NOAA Marine Aquaculture Program, preproposal deadline October 18th.
2. Job vacancy:  Research Coordinator, Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - LTER.
3. Upcoming meeting: SE Water Pollution Biologists Ass’n (November 5-8), Charleston.
4. New publication: A quarterly newsletter on marine ecosystem-based management worldwide.

1. Funding: Marine Aquaculture Program
NOAA is seeking preliminary and full proposals for demonstration projects and innovative research for the development of environmentally and economically sustainable marine aquaculture in nearshore, open water, and terrestrial environments. Projects funded under this competition should support NOAA's overall goals for its marine aquaculture program, which include education and outreach.  The deadline for preproposal submission is October 18, 2007.

2. Job vacancy:  Research Coordinator
The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research program seeks a Research Coordinator to be based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The selected individual will serve as the senior field technician for the GCE LTER project (http://www.gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/lter/) and the point of contact for all GCE operations on the coast. S/he will be responsible for helping to coordinate the GCE monitoring program, transporting personnel to field sites in marshes and estuaries, maintaining field equipment in good working order, and representing the GCE program to coastal organizations. S/he supervises other GCE technicians at the Marine Institute. The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Applicant must be able to hike through mud, marsh grass and other terrain; lift and carry gear in the field; and assist in light construction (e.g. building boardwalks).  
         This position is based out of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA (http://www.uga.edu/ugami/). The selected individual may either live on the Island (in UGAMI housing at a subsidized cost) or on the mainland, but UGAMI residency is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in an appropriate field; small boat trailering and piloting experience and a captain's license; first aid certification; field research experience; basic computer skills, including experience with email, word-processing and spreadsheet programs; the ability to supervise others effectively; and the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and effectively represent the project to the public.
         The starting salary range is $28,153 - $40,000 and the position includes full benefits.  Applicants should be willing to make at least a 2-year commitment to the position.  Apply online at www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51424, applications will be considered starting October 1 and until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Steven Pennings (spennings@uh.edu). The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

3. Upcoming meeting: Southeastern Water Pollution Biologists Association.
The Southeastern Water Pollution Biologists Association (SWPBA) will be holding its annual meeting November 5-8, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Charleston, SC.   The Southeastern Water Pollution Biologists Association is made up of State Regulatory and Tribal Water Pollution Biologists within USEPA Region IV (Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi) and USEPA scientists.  The primary purpose of SWPBA is to promote further understanding of the aquatic biological communities and the impact of pollutants on the aquatic ecosystems and to provide a medium for exchange of relevant information among the membership.
     This information was provided by Denise Sanger. For more information, please contact her (email: Denise.Sanger@scseagrant.org, Tel: 843-953-2078)

4. New publication: Marine ecosystem-based management newsletter.
The first issue of Marine Ecosystems and Management, a new quarterly newsletter on marine ecosystem-based management worldwide, has been produced by the same team as MPA News, and is funded in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.  To subscribe, send an email to meam@u.washington.edu.  Type “subscribe” on the subject line and include your name, mailing address, and daytime phone in the text of the message.  Please note whether you would like your subscription to be delivered electronically or in paper form.  http://depts.washington.edu/meam/


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