Feb 2 RAFWE OSG 101 KolesarPresentation Transcript
Oregon Sea Grant 101 Sarah KolesarResearch & Fellowship Coordinator 2/2/2012 RAFWE Corvallis, OR
The Oregon Sea Grant Program• What is Sea Grant?• How does it work?• Where do you fit in?
The Sea Grant Network
Major Partnerships• Federal: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration• Network: National Sea Grant College Program• Regional: Pacific Sea Grant College Programs• State (examples): Governors Natural Resources Office and Departments of Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife, Land Conservation and Development; State Lands• Academic: Oregon State University, Oregon University System• Local: County governments, special districts, ports
Oregon Sea Grant MissionCoastal Science Serving Oregon
Mission• To develop and support an integrated program of research, outreach, and education that helps people understand, rationally use, and conserve marine and coastal resources.• Our activities respond to the needs of ocean users and act to stimulate the Oregon economy.
Oregon Sea Grant• Pre-eminent marine research enterprise funding research throughout Oregon• Address issues of scientific importance and societal relevance in an integrated way• Guided by an ethic of public service - professional communicators, educators, and Extension faculty
OutreachSea Grant Extension: Trusted Broker
Sea Grant Extension:• translate coastal science for a broad audience• bring stakeholders together to foster trust and mutual understanding• facilitate collaboration• mediate to ensure diverse interests are fairly represented
Oregon Strategic PrioritiesOregon Sea Grant’s 2010-2013 priorities:• Improving Human Health and Safety Related to Ocean and Coastal Use• Promoting Social Progress and Economic Vitality• Enhancing the Sustainability of Coastal EcosystemsCross-cutting Goals• Informed and Engaged Society• Sound Science
Research Two main criteria: • Societal relevance • Scientific excellence Tsunamis Coastal observations Fish Toxic algae Floods Hypoxia Invasive species Marine science literacy Climate • Biennial competition (pre-proposal Fall 2012) • Program development (revolving) • Special funding calls (as needed)
Education – Fellowship OpportunitiesOregon Sea Grant 2011-2012Oregon Legislative Fellowship – Zack ReevesNatural Resource Policy Fellowship – Chris EardleyNatural Resources Fellowship at ODFW – Ben RederScience Communications Fellowship at OSG – Nathan GilesRobert E. Malouf Marine Studies Fellowship – Leif RasmusonOregon Sea Grant Undergraduates Summer Scholars ProgramNational Sea GrantDean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – Jenny DreslerNMFS/ Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program – 1/20/12 Population Dynamics Marine Resource EconomicsNOAA Coastal Management Fellowship – 1/27/12
Upcoming Fellowship DeadlinesWinter 2012Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – 2/17/12Spring 2012Undergraduate Summer ScholarsOregon Sea Grant Science Communication FellowshipSummer 2012Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies ScholarshipOregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy FellowshipFall 2012Oregon Legislative FellowshipEarly 2013NMFS/ Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships in Population Dynamics & Marine Resource EconomicsNOAA Coastal Management Fellowships
Roles of our Fellows and Scholars• Advance your education• Prepare for a career in a marine related field• Gain perspective on the role and work of government agencies• Develop skills in your project area and beyond• Represent Oregon Sea Grant societal relevance, scientific excellence, trusted broker Updates from current students on our Scholars Blog Information about current scholars & opportunities seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education