The new Woods Hole Sea Grant Program Guide is now online.
The new Woods Hole Sea Grant Program Guide is now online.
The March 2018 issue of Coastal Impacts is out! Coastal Impacts, Woods Hole Sea Grant’s newsletter, is a quarterly newsletter to keep you updated on the research and outreach projects funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant to have a positive impact on Massachusetts’s changing coastal environment. Please let us know what you think and share it with a friend!
“Coral Reefs, Symbionts, and Climate Change”
Dr. Amy Apprill: Coral, Symbionts, and Ecosystem Health
Dr. Konrad Hughen: Coral Records of Environmental and Climate Change
Breakfast, lunch, thumb drives, hands-on activities, and PDP certificates provided.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Fee: $30 (checks payable to WHOI)
Contact: Grace Simpkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-289-3639
Mail checks to: Grace Simpkins, WHOI, 266 Woods Hole Rd., MS #2, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Sponsored by: WHOI and Woods Hole Sea Grant
March 5, 2018 — The Woods Hole Sea Grant program has awarded researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and other Massachusetts academic organizations funds for six new projects. The awards represent a total anticipated research investment of nearly $1.5 million over the next two years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other non-federal matching funds.
“We are proud to have funded projects that address issues and information needs specific to our state and region,” said Woods Hole Sea Grant Director Matt Charette. “The result of this work will contribute to maintaining healthy coastal ecosystems; refining the techniques and management strategies for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; and helping our communities and local economies to be more resilient in the face of climate change.”
Read the full announcement.
Jan. 26, 2018 — The Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) program is pleased to announce the appointment of Grace Simpkins to the part-time position of Sea Grant Educator. Simpkins, who has an M.S. in Marine Biology from the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, assumed her post on Jan. 16, 2018.
“Grace has a passion and a unique skill set for marine science education at the K-12 level,” said WHSG Director Matt Charette, “and will therefore be a great resource for teachers and students alike in southeastern Massachusetts.”
Simpkins has an extensive background working with young students. She serves as director of the Cross Age Science Teaching program in the Falmouth, Mass., public schools, a unique program where eighth grade students are trained in inquiry-based teaching and apply those skills in third grade classrooms. She also works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, conducting outreach and education on protected species in Falmouth-area public schools. Through that work, Simpkins developed curriculum to educate grade school students about marine mammals, visiting classrooms and organizing outreach events.
Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Program are offering a Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming class starting on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The class will meet every Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. through May 10, 2018, and will be held at the Barnstable County Complex – Harborview Conference Room on Route 6A in Barnstable. The course will be taught by Marine Program staff, as well as several guest speakers who do this work this for a living. Cost for the eight-week course is $150.00. Registration is first come first served and closes on March 1, 2018. For information on how to register, go to: https://www.capecodextension.org/.
Woods Hole Sea Grant invites qualified individuals to submit applications for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Approximately thirty-five individuals are selected nationally for this prestigious Fellowship to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working in Congress or the Executive Branch on critical marine policy and resource management issues. Nominees must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited graduate or professional degree program in a marine or aquatic-related field in the U.S. or its territories as of February 21, 2018. Applications are due to Woods Hole Sea Grant by 5:00 p.m., on Friday, February 23, 2018. Selected applicants will be interviewed by the Woods Hole Sea Grant Director after application materials are received. Applications will be first reviewed by an ad hoc committee of WHSG personnel. Final submission of up to (6) application packets is due to the National Sea Grant office by April 6, 2018. For the Fellowship Class of 2019, the selection process and subsequent notification of finalists by the National Sea Grant College Program will be completed in June 2018. If you are interested in applying or have additional questions, please contact Matt Charette, director, Woods Hole Sea Grant, email@example.com. For further information and selection criteria, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298724.
Feb. 6, 2017 – A study by Woods Hole Sea Grant, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and the Mashpee Department of Natural Resources provides the first comprehensive measurement of nitrogen removed by shellfish harvested from waters off Cape Cod.
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Oct. 31, 2017 — Two new grants to the Woods Hole Sea Grant program totaling more than $650,000 will support research aimed at expanding aquaculture production in Massachusetts. The projects won funding as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture by the NOAA Sea Grant Program. Read full news story.
On Sept. 29, 2017, the Cape Cod Times ran an op-ed by Shannon Jarbeau. Jarbeau is the flood plain coordinator for Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and works extensively on the community rating system for flood insurance.