SeaPlan Out & About
Kate presented "An investigation of bathymetric and prey-based drivers of North Atlantic right whale hot spots in Jeffreys Ledge" at the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium annual meeting in New Bedford on November 14th.
Data Collection Ends
The last monthly survey went out earlier this month along with an "End of Season" questionnaire. The next step is for the study team to review data and complete the economic analysis. Also SeaPlan, NROC, its member states (plus New York) and other partners will work together to solicit input from recreational boating industry leaders on the best way to characterize the data.
OpenChannels: SeaPlan Blog Post
"Catch of the Day is Fresh Science"
by Dave Kellam
"Fishermen’s participation helps execute the scientifically rigorous work, and their role in the research adds credibility. The Captain puts it simply, “We help the scientists get it ‘right’.”
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Assessing Benefits of ROPs
SeaPlan teams with Eastern Research Group (ERG) to help the NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) assess the economic, environmental, and social benefits of regional ocean partnerships (ROPs).
NOAA CSC, with the assistance of ERG and SeaPlan, will work with ROP members and partners to characterize the range of benefits associated with the activities undertaken by three candidate ROPs (Northeast Regional Ocean Council,Gulf of Mexico Alliance, and the West Coast Governors Alliance). Describing and, where possible, quantifying the benefits of ROP activities and progress toward respective objectives will inform future efforts to address ocean and coastal challenges in the U.S.
SeaPlan Pays It Forward with Future Ocean Management Professionals
On November 6, Stephanie led a marine science and policy session for students from the Boston University Marine Program (BUMP). Dr. Jennifer Bender Ferré's students listened intently as Stephanie recounted the successes and challenges of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan development process. Last month, Andy also led a session on leadership development and natural resource sciences careers for the University of Rhode Island's Masters of Environmental Science and Management program.
SeaPlan Welcomes New Project Scientist
Kate Longley Joins SeaPlan Team
Kate is a marine ecologist with experience applying spatial analysis and remote sensing techniques to ocean management work. She has been involved in a number of marine mammal projects, including right whale habitat mapping and aerial surveys in New England.
Job Opportunity – Fundraiser/ Grant Writer
SeaPlan seeks a proven fundraiser to work with the Executive Director and other senior staff to diversify and grow the organization’s funding and revenue streams. We will focus primarily on foundations (family, corporate, and community) but will also include related campaigns (large donor), government grants and contracts (federal and state). This position can be structured either as a part-time employee or a consultant contract. See RFP