Oregon Sea Grant director provides update on budget challenge

An open letter from Shelby Walker, director of Oregon Sea Grant, addresses the White House's proposed elimination of Sea Grant and what it might mean for Oregonians and people in 30 other coastal and Great Lakes states around the country. Below is an excerpt from the one-page letter; you can read the full version at the link provided below.

Temporary Education Program Assistant position now open

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a Temporary Education Program Assistant 1. The position is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) and is eligible for benefits. Major duties include using creative and innovative approaches to communicate with and educate Oregon boaters, scheduling and running outreach events, assisting with project planning for an “app” used by boaters, and building positive relationships with diverse recreational boating groups. Regular travel to boating access and outreach locations, which may include weekends, evenings and some holidays. Based in Beaverton, Oregon.

Two aquaculture funding opportunities announced

NOAA Sea Grant and the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture have announced two new aquaculture funding opportunities (note: the first one has been updated since the initial announcement on Dec. 14, 2017):

Marine Education Coordinator position now open

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a Marine Education Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

Located at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon, this position serves as the coordinator for the Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) K-12 marine education program, planning and facilitating educational experiences.

Apply now for NOAA's 2018 Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for the 2018 Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program. This program's mission is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners.

Opportunities to get involved in ocean policy and planning

Want to get involved in ocean policy and planning in the State of Oregon? There are currently several opportunities:

Apply now for a Knauss Fellowship

Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Applications are due February 23, 2018. In order to register for our new online application system, eSeaGrant, please email a brief declaration of interest toeseagrant@oregonstate.edu by February 9, 2018.

OSU seeks Director of Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center

Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking to hire a Director for its Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC). This is a 12-month, fixed-term, half-time (0.5 FTE) position reporting to the OSU Vice President for Research. Reappointment is at the pleasure of the Vice President. The incumbent Director will also hold a 9-month tenured position within the College of Engineering and must meet the College’s standards for tenured appointment. While serving as the NNMREC Director at OSU, the tenured faculty portion of the appointment will be half-time (0.5 FTE).

Apply now for one of two doctoral fellowships

Interested in pursuing a doctorate in marine resource economics or population and ecosystem dynamics?

OPAC wants YOU...

Can you effectively represent Oregon's interests in the conservation of marine resources and ecosystems?