Annual Election Results Are In!
Our annual election to fill four seats on CeNCOOS’ 15-member Governing Council is complete. The newly elected members are:
Non-Profit Seat: Mary Miller (San Francisco Exploratorium)
Industry Seat: Greg Dale (Coast Seafoods, Inc.)
Educator Seat: Krista Kamer (CSU Council on Ocean Affairs Science and Tech)
Federal Government Seat: Eric Bjorkstedt (NOAA/NMFS Fisheries Ecology Division)
CeNCOOS Welcomes a New Member to the Programmatic Team
We are happy to announce the addition of Aric Bickel to the CeNCOOS team. Aric will be working as a Program Manager in our MBARI office, splitting duties with Janine Scianna.
Aric joins us with a background and experience in Marine Policy, Strategic Planning, and Coral Reef/Watershed Management. He is new to the California region, having most recently worked with NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program in the Northern Mariana Islands. He received a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami (RSMAS), with a focus on Fisheries Management. We are excited to bring him aboard!
CeNCOOS Governing Council Chair, Selected as Leopold Leadership Fellow
Erika McPhee-Shaw was selected as one of 20 North American environmental scientists for the 2013 Leopold Leadership Program.
Based at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the program provides academic environmental researchers with skills for communicating and working with partners in NGOs, business, government and communities to integrate science into decision making. They will receive intensive leadership and communications training to help them engage effectively with leaders in the public and private sectors who face complex decisions about sustainability and the environment.
Ocean Observing Training for Water Resources Control Board
CeNCOOS and their Southern California counterpart, SCCOOS, teamed up to lead three training sessions for CA State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) employees. The trainings have focused on how to access and use California’s ocean observing data sets, with a particular focus on harmful algal bloom monitoring, regional ocean models and drifter trajectory tools, surface currents, and underwater glider ocean profiles.