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For more information regarding the NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunity requirements please visit: 

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Fall 2017 NERTOs

Philip Bellamy

NERTO Project Title: Determining Trends in Water Quality Using High Resolution Land Use Data

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Christopher Kelble, AOML, NOAA OAR

 

Shan Guruvadoo

NERTO Project Title: Investigating Causes of Changing Tidal Range and Timing in U.S. Harbors

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Gregory Dusek, CO-OPS, NOAA NOS

NOAA NERTO Co-Mentor: Dr. Chris Zervas, CO-OPS, NOAA NOS

 

Summer 2018 NERTOs

Mallory Brooks

NERTO Project Title: Implementing Ecosystem-based Management in the U.S. Caribbean

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. William Arnold, Southeast Regional Office, NOAA NMFS

 

Rebekah Hernandez

NERTO Project Title: East Flower Garden Bank Photostation Coral Species Identification and Historical Coral Cover Analysis for CSC Graduate Student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NERTO Mentor: Dr. Michelle Johnston, ONMS, NOAA NOS

 

Nigel Lascelles

NERTO Project Title: Chemical Characterization of Microplastics Polymers

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Ashok Deshpande, Sandy Hook Laboratory, NOAA NMFS

 

Anthony Lima

NERTO Project Title: Evaluating Indicators of Regulatory Complexity to Understand the Cost of Compliance

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Scott Large, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA NMFS

 

Cristina Madrid

NERTO Project Title: Gray, Green, and Cultural Infrastructure Solutions to Enhance Coastal Resilience

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Penn, OCM, NOAA NOS

NOAA NERTO Co-Mentor: Dr. Melissa Kenney, CICS-MD

 

Fall 2018 NERTOs

Taylor Eddy

NERTO Project Title: Meta-analysis of West Coast MPA Performance

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Charles Wahle, NOAA NMPAC, NOAA NOS

 

Lauren Parker

NERTO Project Title: Meso-photic reefs of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Andrew DeVogelaere, MBNMS, NOAA NOS

 

Spring 2019 NERTOs

Brianna Alanis

NERTO Project Title: Patterns of Pelagic Primary Productivity in South Florida Coastal Waters for CSC Graduate Student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Christopher Kelble, AOML, NOAA OAR

 

Diana Del Angel

NERTO Project Title: Improving Coastal Resilience through the Use of Natural and Nature Based Features 

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Mary Culver, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, NOAA NOS

NOAA NERTO Co-Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Allee, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, NOAA NOS

 

Keenasha Minor

NERTO Project Title: Geospatial mapping of flood extent for river basins in the Jackson, MS NWS forecast area – For CSC Student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Chad Entremont, NOAA NWS

 

Elizabeth Murphy

NERTO Project Title: Patterns of change in the fish assemblages of Biscayne Bay mangroves 

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Joseph Serafy, SEFSC, NOAA NMFS

 

Samuel Mwenda

NERTO Project Title: Identification of cost-effective salt marsh restoration opportunities along the South Atlantic coast for CSC Student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Lisa Vandiver, NOAA Restoration Center, NOAA NMFS

NOAA NERTO Co-Mentor: Leslie Craig, NOAA NMFS

 

Miya Pavlock-McAuliffe

NERTO Project Title: Geospatial Data Collection and Visualization to Enhance Resource Manager/Scientist Collaborations

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Andrew DeVogelaere, MBNMS, NOAA NOS

 

Ra'Teema Stanley

NERTO Project Title: Rip Current Model Validation

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Michael Churma, OSTI MDL, NOAA NWS

NOAA NERTO Co-Mentor: Dr. Jung-Sun Im, OSTI MDL, NOAA NWS

NOAA NERTO Co-Mentor: Parks Camp, NOAA NWS

 

Summer 2019 NERTOs

Elizabeth Del Rosario

NERTO Project Title: Low Flow Reservoir Release Predictions for the National Water Model for CSC graduate student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Trey Flowers, Office of Water Prediction, NOAA NWS

 

Meghan Martinez

NERTO Project Title: Data Needs for Planning and Assessment of Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico under the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA Mentor: Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown, NOAA NMFS

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Eric Weissberger, Office of Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center, NOAA NMFS

 

Javier Navarro

NERTO Project Title: The distribution and composition of estuarine nekton species assemblages in a changing salt marsh-black mangrove landscape for NOAA EPP Graduate Student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Jennifer Doerr, SEFSC Galveston Laboratory, NOAA NMFS

 

Andrea Pugh-Kelley

NERTO Project Title: Numerical Simulation of PFAS in the Great Lakes for NOAA EPP Graduate Student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Mark Rowe, GLERL, NOAA OAR

 

Queriah Simpson

NERTO Project Title: Linking habitat suitability models for deep-sea corals with exploration to discover unique microbiota on the west Florida slope for CSC graduate student

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: John Christensen NCCOS, NOAA NOS

 

Alexandra Thomsen

NERTO Project Title: Developing a remote sensing approach for monitoring estuarine restoration to inform Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary science and management

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Steve Lonhart, MBNMS, NOAA NOS

 

Julian Venable

NERTO Project Title: Characterization of microplastics collected from the beaches, for CSC Graduate Student

NERTO Duration: 13 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Ashok Deshpande, Sandy Hook Laboratory, NOAA NMFS

 

Prian Vidal

NERTO Project Title: Re-immersion time for reduction of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus to ambient concentrations in Eastern Oysters

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: John Jacobs, NCCOS/Oxford, NOAA NOS

 

Anticipated Fall 2019 NERTOs

 

Patricia Cockett

NERTO Project Title: Temporal and Spatial Comparison of Intertidal Community Dynamics Within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Randall Kosaki, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, NOAA NOS

 

Angelique Rosa-Marin

NERTO Project Title: Exploring the Use of Foraminifera as a Bioassay Organism for Coral Reef Environments

NERTO Duration: 12 weeks

NOAA NERTO Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Woodley, NCCOS, NOAA NOS