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Register today for Ocean Decade Laboratories Event - A Predicted Ocean

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OTC 2021 Emerging Leaders Program Open Deadline April 6

The OTC 2021 Emerging Leaders program is open for nominations and the deadline has been extended. Submit your nomination by Tuesday April 6, 2021.
The inaugural OTC Emerging Leaders program will recognize one young professional from each of OTC’s sponsoring, endorsing, and supporting organizations at OTC.
The OTC Emerging Leaders are young professionals who are making key contributions to the offshore energy sector in their field of work, service to the industry, innovation, and focus on safety. LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION HERE!

COL Announces New President and CEO

Effective May 24, 2021, COL has announced that Dr. Alan Leonardi will serve as President and CEO.
“We are grateful to John White for his dedication and leadership during his time at COL. It has been an honor to partner with him on key issues and projects during the last five years. We congratulate him on a job well done and wish him the best as he enters retirement,” said Zdenka Willis, MTS President. “We offer a warm welcome to Alan. The MTS Board looks forward to working with Alan and to our continued and successful partnership with COL.” 
 
William (Monty) Graham, PhD, Chair, COP Board of Trustees, said Alan brings a wealth of expertise to COL, from his background in meteorology and oceanography to his leadership in developing partnerships to advance ocean knowledge. Prior to being appointed for his new role, he has served as director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. He spent 18 years at the agency, where he has also served as acting director and deputy director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation; manager for the Environmental Modeling Program; and deputy director of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. 
In addition to his work at the federal government, Alan has ties to the academic community, having held research and adjunct faculty appointments at Miami Dade College, Broward College, and James Madison University.  He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in physical oceanography from Florida State University and his undergraduate degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) announces the 2022 Call for Nominations

The panel advises NOAA on operations and research issues related to navigation, hydrographic surveying, nautical charts, tides and currents, geodetic and geospatial data and measurements, Arctic priorities and coastal data and resilience. Applicants should have expertise in marine navigation, port administration, maritime shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, geospatial data, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal resilience and emergency response, or other science-related fields.

Due date and requirements: Nominations are due via email no later than 

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NSF Funding Opportunity Letter of Intent Due May 5

The NSF Convergence Accelerator issued a new funding opportunity (NSF-21-572) focused on two research track topics; the Networked Blue Economy and Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems. Submitters from academia, industry, non-profit, and other organizations are encouraged to submit proposals. Letter of Intent to be submitted by May 5, 2021 and the full proposal is due June 14, 2021. Informational webinars will be held in April about this opportunity. Webinar Registration: http://nsfconvergenceaccelerator.eventbrite.com.

LEARN MORE HERE Or visit: www.nsf.gov/od/oia/convergence-accelerator

Energy Professionals Hiring Event

On April 7, join the Society of Petroleum Engineers for a Energy Professionals Gulf Coast Section Hiring event. The event is in partnership with Texas Workforce Solutions and will provide a platform for experienced upstream and energy professionals and industry companies to e-meet and create value for both sides. LEARN MORE HERE

NATIONAL OCEANS SCIENCE BOWL SEEKS CAREER MENTORS AND VOLUNTEERS

National Ocean Science Bowl Seeks Career Mentors & Volunteers

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is seeking career mentors and volunteers for its 2021 theme "Plunging into Our Polar Seas".

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Teledyne Podcast - Brian Bradley Talks about the Benefits of Hands On Training

Teledyne Podcast - Brian Bradley Talks about the Benefits of Hands On Training

Have you listened yet to the Marine Tech Talk Podcast? Check out Season 2 Episode 30: The Benefits of “Hands On" Experience Training with guest Brian Bradley, a faculty member of Cape Fear Community College's Marine Technology Program in Wilmington, North Carolina. Brian talks about the equipment and the program and how the combination of their classroom and on-water experience creates a much faster and easier transition to the workplace after graduation.

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NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel 2022 Call for Nominations

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) announces the 2022 Call for Nominations.

The panel advises NOAA on operations and research issues related to navigation, hydrographic surveying, nautical charts, tides and currents, geodetic and geospatial data and measurements, Arctic priorities and coastal data and resilience. Applicants should have expertise in marine navigation, port administration, maritime shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, geospatial data, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal resilience and emergency response, or other science-related fields.

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Powering the Blue Economy Ocean Observing Prize

The Powering the Blue Economy™: Ocean Observing Prize challenges innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms, ultimately revolutionizing our ability to collect the data needed to understand, map, and monitor the ocean.

This joint prize between the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks to develop new technologies that can help fill the data gaps making it difficult to realize the full potential of the Blue Economy.

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