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January 2008 News
- New Georgia Sea Grant Director
We are happy to announce that Dr. Charles S. (Chuck) Hopkinson, Jr. has taken the helm as the new Director of Georgia Sea Grant. He comes to us from the Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole, and is remembered by some as a Scientist at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. Welcome [back], Chuck!
- Funding Opportunity: Coastal Incentive Grants from Georgia DNR
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD), is soliciting proposals for Coastal Incentive Grants awarded under the Georgia Coastal Management Program. Eligible projects will address one or more of the designated themes: Implementation of Coastal Comprehensive Plan, Valuation of Coastal Ecosystem Services, Coastal Hazards, Public Access, Cultural Resources, Cumulative and Secondary Impacts, Nonpoint Source Pollution Management, Coastal Resources Media / Public Education Campaign, Development of Local Ordinances for Coastal Resource Protection, Critical Local Needs.
- Position Vacancy: Grants Management Specialist, DNR-CRD
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division - Ecological Services Section has an opening for a Grants Management Specialist. The job description is attached. They seek someone to oversee the $1.1M Coastal Incentive Grant Program and to provide fiscal oversight for over $4 Million in federal grants each year. Applications accepted through February 12, 2008.
- Fellowship Opportunity: Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Marine Science Policy Fellowship
Qualified individuals* in the social sciences are invited to apply their training and expertise to the economic, legal and policy issues that arise from use of the world's oceans. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute emphasizes multidisciplinary research to advance the conservation and management of coastal and marine resources. The three main objectives of the Fellowship Program are:
1) to provide support and experience to Research Fellows interested in marine policy issues;
2) to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary application of social sciences and natural sciences to marine policy problems; and
3) to conduct research and convey information necessary for the development of effective local, national and international ocean policy.
*Applicants must have completed a doctoral level degree or possess equivalent professional qualifications through career experience. The Center also welcomes experienced professionals who can arrange a leave or sabbatical.
- Funding Opportunity: Finfish Aquaculture
The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center solicits response from qualified individuals interested in participating in the collaborative regional project, Improving Reproductive Efficiency of Cultured Finfish. The objective of this project is to improve broodfish management and spawning protocols for increased reproductive efficiency. Funding is available for fresh or saltwater aquaculture projects, with priority given to projects concerning economically valuable species.
- Position Vacancies: Shellfish Research Lab
There are two position vacancies at the UGA Marine Extension Service - Shellfish Research Laboratory at Skidaway. They are both Research Technician III jobs, but they have different responsibilities associated with them.
- South Atlantic Regional Planning
The National Sea Grant Program recently launched a program to create research plans for U.S. coastal and Great Lakes areas. Sea Grant Programs from the South Atlantic region of the coastal USA (NC, SC, GA, FL) are working together to identify priority regional-level research needs and then develop an action plan to address these needs. The project involves coordination with NOAA laboratories, state and federal agencies, and academic partners, as well as participation from politicians, representatives from industry, and other stakeholders from throughout the region. The GCRC is managing this project in association with Georgia Sea Grant. Please visit the new SARRP website.
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