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Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) November 3-7, 2019 Mobile, AL

NOAA CCME will host a Cooperative Science Center (CSC) session highlighting the successes of the CSCs and other educational partnership programs. 

CSC alumni, students, and faculty are invited to submit abstracts for this session. 

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CERF Session 2099: Education partnerships in coastal and marine science

Education partnerships foster participation of traditionally underrepresented groups into higher education and eventually into the STEM workforce.  For example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions funds four cooperative science centers that provide research internships, NOAA mentorship, and professional development on coastal, ocean and atmospheric topics.  This session invites contributions describing education partnership programs and initiatives that broaden participation in coastal and marine science; and original contributions of research resulting from education partnership programs in the topics related to climate adaptation and mitigation, weather ready nation, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies. The NOAA CCME hosted session will take place Thursday, November 7 from 8:00 - 11:30 am

SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference October 31 - November 2, 2019 Honolulu, Hawai'i

The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, 2019 SACNAS is a 3-day conference which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the three days, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge scientific research and professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, a Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, multicultural celebrations, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. At 2019 SACNAS, you can shape your own STEM story inspired by your ancestors, mentors, and peers –nourished by diversity and fueled by passion for discovery.

GoMOSES February 4-7, 2020 New Orleans - Abstract Due September 30, 2019

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been a sponsor and founding member of the Executive Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) conference since it began in 2013. Annually, the GoMOSES conference brings together hundreds of oil spill-related experts from academia, state & federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and industry to share the latest oil spill and ecosystem scientific discoveries, innovations, technologies and policies. The GoMOSES conference seeks to link fundamental research on the Gulf ecosystem to practical application and is the premier conference to share Gulf-related research.

AGU Ocean Science February 16-21, 2020 San Diego, CA - Abstract Due September 11, 2019

The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community. As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, it is increasingly important to gather as a scientific community to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet.

The Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 is co-sponsored by AGU, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS). Through the combined power of these three organizations, along with the broader conservation-focused community, this meeting provides attendees the opportunity to bridge disciplines, connect communities, and make lasting partnerships.

NOAA EPP/MSI 10th Biennial Education and Science Forum

The Forum is scheduled for March 29 – April 1, 2020 on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, FL. The theme of the Forum is “Two Decades of Excellence: Nurturing Future Leaders in STEM” and is jointly sponsored by FAMU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Education, Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI).

The focus of the Forum is expanding academic training in NOAA-mission sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, through partnership activities. The Forum will promote career opportunities for STEM graduates in the public, private, and academic sectors. Through a competitive process, NOAA-EPP’s funding supports development of a diverse STEM future workforce that directly supports NOAA’s mission and expands opportunities for innovation and U.S. global competitiveness.