July 12, 2017
Upcoming Eyes of the Reef Training Events
We have scheduled several upcoming training sessions for the Eyes of the Reef (EOR) program to train reef users (snorkelers, swimmers, divers, paddlers, fishers, etc.) to identify and report coral reef impacts, including coral bleaching. This is a crucial component of our early warning system, which alerts us to reef issues and allows us to respond as quickly as possible.
Attached below is the flier for our upcoming EOR training sessions for July and August- please share widely! We also welcome back previous attendees who would like to refresh their knowledge. Open to all ages.
June 21, 2017
National Coral Management Fellowship Position Announcements 2018-2020
The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. The program seeks to build the next generation of coral reef conservation leaders and supports two-year positions that strive to address current capacity gaps, as well as build long-term management capacity in the jurisdictions by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each jurisdiction’s specific coral reef management needs.
The seven jurisdictions where fellows will be placed include: the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawai’i, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. The start date for the two-year positions is January 2018.
Each position has its own distinct work plan specific to jurisdiction management needs and provides training and professional development opportunities. Project work will focus on climate change, land-based sources of pollution and fishing impacts to coral reef ecosystems. Fellows may also work to address local needs such as the development of management plans for marine managed areas, engagement of stakeholders in resource management, and development of climate change adaptation plans.
The deadline for applications is July 11, 2017.
Please visit http://cnso.nova.edu/fellows/apply.html to access application instructions.
Qualified candidates meeting stated educational requirements with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. SCUBA diving will not be permitted as part of job duties and applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. Applicants need to have completed posted educational requirements by December 2017 and may apply to multiple jurisdictions.
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Comprehensive Outreach Strategy
Request for Proposal
The Guam Coastal Management Program (GCMP), Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP), Government of Guam is seeking to contract an individual or company to develop a Comprehensive Outreach Strategy to inform island residents about protecting and improving surface, sub-surface, and coastal water quality to benefit coastal communities and conserve natural resources in Guam’s watersheds and nearshore ecosystems.
All entities interested in submitting a proposal may pick up copies of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and Scope of Work beginning Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Director’s Office, Bureau of Statistics and Plans, located at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex, 513 West Marine Drive, Hagatna, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. An electronic copy of the Request for Proposal and Scope of Work is also available below.
All proposals must be submitted to the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Director’s Office by no later than 4:00 P.M., Friday, June 9, 2017.
This activity is supported by funding through U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NA15NOS4190004) for Guam and administered through the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program. This advertisement was paid for by federal funds through GCMP.
For additional information, please contact Mr. Edwin Reyes, GCMP Administrator, at 475-9672 or fax at 475-4512.
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2017 Marine Conservation Plan
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (Council) approved Guam’s 2017 Marine Conservation Plan at it’s 170th meeting on June 23, 2017. The next step is the review and approval by the National Marine Fisheries Service, acting on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce. Following approval by the NMFS, Guam’s 2017 MCP will be announced in the Federal Register.