Offshore Renewable Energy Workshop, July 29 & 30
Two day training session for the public on offshore renewable energy. The meeting will take place in Sacramento July 29-30 and will be avaailable as a dial-in webinar as well. Details are avaialble in the Meeting Announcement and on the BOEM Website: http://www.boem.gov/Pacific-Region/
The training session will include presentations by experts on offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies and will include technical expert panel discussions. The first day of the training will focus on offshore wind technology and the second day will focus on MHK technology.
MLML Physical Oceanographer Position Open
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to provide quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to pursue a vigorous research program in the general area of Physical Oceanography. They seek a field-oriented scientist with broad interests in physical oceanography, including coastal processes and biological/chemical/physical interactions. See the full announcement.
CeNCOOS Strategic Plan Updated
We are pleased to announce that the CeNCOOS 5-year Strategic Plan is now available to the public. The strategies laid out in the plan are the culmination of a priority setting process that began in 2012. This process has been an important one for our organization, and we are confident that the plan provides the backbone for maintaining our core efforts while continuing to grow as a system. Strategic Plan.
2011 Red Abalone Die-Off Solved
Laura Rogers-Bennett (CDFW) and colleagues announce discovery of the organism behind an algal bloom event that wiped out thousands of abalone on the Sonoma Coast in 2011. Laura, a CeNCOOS Governing Council member, identified the culprit as Gonyaulax spinifera and credited the finding to a new form of genetic testing combined with ocean observing data. More info: CDFW News Blog and SF Chronicle article.