Karina Nielsen, the leader of a marine science center at San Francisco State University and an Oregon State University alumna, has been named director of Oregon Sea Grant, an OSU-based program that supports marine science, education and outreach. Nielsen, who earned a doctorate in zoology from OSU in 1998, will start her new position on June 1 and oversee a staff of about 40. She replaces Shelby Walker, who was appointed to a senior leadership position with the National Science Foundation in September.
Scientists at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus have begun experiments to determine how best to restore underwater meadows damaged by boats anchored long term in Richardson Bay. Led by San Francisco State University biology professor Katharyn Boyer, the scientists hope to determine whether eelgrass damaged by ground tackle swinging on the bay floor will recover on its own once boats are removed or must be actively replanted — a project that will take years and could cost taxpayers up to $8 million.
The EOS Center is proud to announce three 2022 Fellows. California Sea Grant's State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested both in marine resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources. This highly competitive program matches highly motivated and qualified graduate students with hosts in municipal, state and federal agencies in California for a 12-month paid fellowship.
Each year, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography presents the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award to honor an aquatic scientist for major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology and oceanography, including research, education, and service to the community and society.
Now accepting applications for The NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)! The REU is a Summer independent research experience for undergrads in laboratories at SFSU and at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center. Over the Summer they will participate in a research project and weekly professional development meetings in which they will learn strategies for successfully pursuing a career in science. Click here to learn more about the REU and how to apply!
Join us this Wednesday, September 15 for Ask the Scientist and our Fall Seminar Series.
Integrating High-Resolution Coastal Acidification Monitoring Data Across Seven United States Estuaries
Beginning in 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Estuary Program (NEP) started a collaboration with partners in seven estuaries along the East Coast (Barnegat Bay; Casco Bay), West Coast (Santa Monica Bay; San Francisco Bay; Tillamook Bay), and the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Coast (Tampa Bay; Mission-Aransas Estuary) of the United States to expand the use of autonomous monitoring of partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) and pH.
Researchers are launching the next phase of a multiyear project that could elevate or reroute a flood-prone stretch of North San Pedro Road in San Rafael.
Congratulations Dr. Katharyn Boyer, winner of the 2021 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation William A. Niering Outstanding Educator Award!