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FIO Coronavirus Vessel & Lab Update (PDF)

Coronavirus Update (PDF)

FIO State University Subsidized Shiptime Request for Proposals

St. Pete Science Festival 2020 – Oct 17

Florida Institute of Oceanography

For more than four decades, the Florida Institute of Oceanography has unified marine science interests across Florida in the cause of understanding and stewardship of the coastal oceans. FIO is taking a leading national role in the scientific assessment of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is a state whose history, economy and culture are intertwined with the waters that surround it. Recognizing the need to protect and understand this central force and shared heritage, 20 institutions and agencies from across the state work collaboratively through FIO to maximize marine research and education resources. FIO’s goal is to provide a forum for addressing the challenges facing our oceans and develop strategies for civic engagement, natural resource management and public policy which preserves and protects ocean resources. The Earth system is changing and the future will require an educated and informed populace and a new generation of ocean scientists, engineers, and policy leaders to maintain a productive and sustainable environment. FIO aims to transform Florida’s scientific capabilities in ocean research while providing the education and marine management skills needed to protect our treasured marine environment.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
CETACEAN Project Begins!
Compilation of Environmental, Threats, and Animal Data for Cetacean Population Health Analyses (CETACEAN) is a 5-year collaborative project funded through NRDA Open Ocean Restoration Area funds from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with NOAA as the Lead Implementing Trustee.

The goal is to develop a Gulf of Mexico platform that provides user-friendly access to datasets that would assist the Trustees, restoration planners, responders, and conservation managers in assessing the health of cetacean stocks and the stressors that threaten them over time and space.

NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, Office of Protected Resources, Southeast Regional Office, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center; the Marine Mammal Commission; IOOS; SECOORA/Axiom Data Science; and GCOOS are partnering in the early planning phases of this project.

GCOOS will be the Product Owner/Stakeholder Engagement Manager and will work closely with a Steering Committee (to be formed) and Axiom Data Science (Technical Project Development). Learn more here: https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=231
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
October is National Seafood Month. Here's a look at how oysters help keep our waters clean via Florida Sea Grant.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

This week we have multiple opportunities for you!

Florida Sea Grant Opportunities:

1. The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
2. Aylesworth Scholarship
3. Guy Harvey Scholarship Award

Learn more here about each individual opportunity: http://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/

Georgia Sea Grant Opportunities:

1. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has open applications for spring 2021 internships, which include virtual positions!
• Pre- K - 4 Education Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia)
• Aquarium Science Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia)
• Public Programs Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia OR Remote)
• Boat Operations Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia)
• Volunteer Engagement Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia)
• Resilience Internship (Athens Georgia, or Remote)
• Microplastics Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia)
• Communications Internship (Skidaway Island, Georgia OR Remote)
• EcoScapes Native Plant Internship (Brunswick GA or Remote)

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3iWgmq0

Internships:

1. Conservancy of SW Florida is seeking interns to participate in their Wildlife Hospital internship.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3kFkVGE

2. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is seeking interns for their Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Fellowship program that is dedicated to saving Florida native and migratory wildlife on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research,

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/2TxlEOm

3. The Ecohydraulics Laboratory at the University of Central Florida is seeking PhD students to support NSF-funded research focused on feedbacks between hydrodynamic processes, biota (mangroves, seagrasses, marsh grasses, oyster reefs) and sediment transport.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/2J6zGo2

Jobs:

1. The Marine Science Center is a quarantine facility for the Company’s 3 Aquariums, they are seeking a motivated, team oriented individual who will be responsible for a variety of marine and freshwater aquarium life support systems and their associated animals.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3kCGlo0

2. Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is seeking an Aquarium Services Associate, to serve as the first point of contact for Mote Aquarium guests. This position is responsible for facilitating ticket and membership sales, greeting and assisting guests with entry, cashiering and assisting guests at our Fossil Creek area, cashiering and assisting guests at our virtual reality experience, and providing other services to give our guests a great experience during their visit.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3otL7q6

3. The University of Florida is seeking to hire field technicians for ongoing wading bird research and monitoring in the Florida Everglades.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/35WJTvl

4. FWC is seeking to hire a Fisheries and Wildlife Technician to assist in the planning, development, and implementation of wildlife management programs on the Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area. Conducts population surveys of game, non-game, threatened and endangered wildlife species. Maintains facilities and equipment in a safe and usable condition. Conducts various habitat management practices including prescribed burning and treatment of invasive plants.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3oznsVb

5. Dr. Denis Valle (School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida [UF]), is seeking a PhD graduate research assistant with strong interest in statistical modeling applications and decision support tools

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3kCGlV2

6. FWC is seeking to hire Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist to coordinate data collection on the State Reef Fish Survey both regionally and statewide. Conduct Quality control checks on all data collected for the State Reef Fish Survey. Visually QC 25% of all datasheets to ensure all Regions are conducting the survey according to protocol, correcting any errors that may arise. Make sure the field manual is up to date and current with changing procedures. Train new regional sampling staff and conduct quality control checks in the field, both regionally and statewide.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/37PnXoc

7. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking an individual to assist with hatchery duties at the Blackwater Fish Hatchery and assist the Northwest Region Freshwater Fisheries Management Project with management duties on six Fish Management Area lakes located in the western Florida Panhandle.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/2Tz51Sg
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
With these windy rainy days we are looking back at some of our projects from this summer and thinking of the nicer days on the water... Here we have a research group from The Florida Aquarium that visited us this summer to monitor the Staghorn coral outplants they put on the reef in April 2019. During their trip to the Keys they also transported Elkhorn coral fragments from Coral Restoration Foundation and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium back to their Induced Spawning Lab. These fragments will hopefully create the new baby corals to jumpstart Mission Iconic Reefs with NOAA Fisheries Service and NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
One week left to apply for one of our graduate or postdoctoral #fellowships! Jump-start your career in environmental science, with opportunities for hands-on experience and mentoring. Apply by Nov. 1 to join next year's team: https://serc.si.edu/fellowships
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Tiny pieces of plastic (microplastics), have been found at the highest camp on Mt. Everest (26,000 ft up) and the bottom of the Mariana Trench (36,000 ft down). Because microplastics are everywhere, it is important to start understanding the health impacts of this environmental contaminant! Help our #FAU #HarborBranch team of researchers by donating to the #crowdfunding mission.

https://bit.ly/342p3uE