Bevan Series (SAFS weekly seminar): Truth-telling in the Salish Sea: The Black Art of Communicating Climate Change

I will discuss the essential link between a free press, and free scientific inquiry. In a world of fake news, how do scientists, and journalists get the truth out to the public and policy makers that need to hear it, in ways they will listen? What is the unique contribution that science has to make to the public policy debate? How do scientists get their data beyond the realm of technical papers and the academy to the public realm where it can make a difference – without tarting up, compromising or dumbing down the findings? How do reporters communicate science to a lay audience that may be unfamiliar to – and not even necessarily open to – what science has to say? Truth Telling in the Salish Sea is talk not only about the how-to of effective science communication, but why it is so critical.

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[job]: Hydrological Tech, National Park Service SW Alaska Network (SWAN); full-time, 6 mo temp

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The SWAN is hiring seasonal crew leader (GS-7) and crew member (GS-5) positions responsible for implementing its freshwater monitoring protocol in the field. The protocol covers a range of water quality and water quantity parameters (e.g., temperature, pH, turbidity, stage, discharge) measured in lakes and streams using various types of equipment (e.g., sondes, temperature loggers, pressure transducers, ADCPs). Previous motorized boat handling experience is a plus. For more information regarding SWAN freshwater monitoring, please see http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/swan/monitor/freshwater.cfm.

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Step up your job search game by attending the 2018 UW Environmental Career Fair!

Join us for the annual Environmental Career Fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons. Read on for more information about workshops, and a list of participating organizations. This event is free and open to the public.

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Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Summer 2018 Courses

summer 2018 courses at the University of Oregon’s marine field station: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB). Non UO students can apply for summer courses.

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UW Scholarship Fair, Jan. 25, 2-5:30 pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm at UW in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

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[SAFS Bevan Series]: “Fish and Fisheries in Hot Water: (How) Do We Adapt?”

This year promises to be hot as we explore the effect of a changing climate on fishery sustainability. What effect does a 3+ year marine heatwave have on North Pacific fisheries? How does acidification affect shellfish and finish sustainability? Who wins, and who loses, in the political wars to determine who can fish what where? Can our own U.S. congress reauthorize our Fishery Management Act without major (untoward) alterations? And how can we, as scientists and citizens, communicate our expertise and opinions on all of these issues?

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[Tide Bites]: A Summer Class Success Story

“Tide Bites” is the monthly newsletter of UW Friday Harbor Laboratories. This month, Professor Adam Summers reflects on the 25 year legacy of the ‘Fish Biomechanics’ summer course. Read a short exerpt below, or read the full story at: https://fhl.uw.edu/about/news-and-events/newsletters/. Graduate students and senior level undergrads are encouraged to apply now for summer courses at FHL.

“One class, five weeks, seven publications: that’s a Friday Harbor summer. The class did not just offer a one-time opportunity, it tied a group of young scientists together.”
– Professor Adam Summers, Friday Harbor Labs

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ASU PhD Position: Marine Social Science

An opportunity for a funded graduate research assistantship position (PhD student) in “Marine Social Science” with Professor Kiki Jenkins, formerly of the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

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[scholarship]: American Salvage Association/North American Marine Environment Protection Assoc. Call for Papers

It’s that time of year again when the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) join forces to host its Annual Call for Papers – Marine Sciences Competition. Running for its 7th consecutive year, the program opens the door for high school and college undergraduate students to demonstrate their passion in the Marine Sciences by participating in the program either individually or as a team. The initiative is intended to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through the use of sound environmental practices, raise awareness of the art and science of marine salvage and engineering, and to promote careers within the greater maritime industry. Each paper is reviewed by a technical committee of marine industry experts and is evaluated on a wide range of criteria including originality, data collection, supporting evidence, and tangibility within the real-world environment.

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The Bevan Series: weekly guest lectures at SAFS in winter

The Bevan Series is a popular annual event held one quarter each year, usually in the format of weekly seminars for 10 weeks, and on occasion as a two-day symposium. The series features internationally recognized experts seeking to examine current issues affecting fisheries and marine conservation, representing as many viewpoints as possible, focusing on solutions to pressing problems. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Join us for the first SAFS lecture today (Thursday, January 4) at 4:30 pm in FSH 102 Auditorium

speaker: Professor Ray Hillborn, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
talk: Is U.S. Fisheries Policy Working? Getting the Message to Congress

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