Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) German Arctic office Potsdam, Germany 22 July – 20 September, 2019
Kimberly will collect information about
international laws and agreements applicable for the Arctic and summarize them
in a fact sheet. If possible, she will use graphical tools (e.g. ArcGIS) to
illustrate the factsheet. Besides this main task, she will help with the day-to-day
work and organization of upcoming events of the AWI German Arctic Office, e.g.,
a Science to Policy Workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, taking place in October
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Washington, D.C. June 3 to August 9, 2019
Environmental and Social Safeguards are an
integral component of international development projects. WWF is committed to
ensuring that its projects not only avoid (or minimize) adverse environmental
and social impacts, but also enhance positive impacts to the maximum extent
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and European Institute of Marine Studies (IUEM) Université de Bretagne Occidentale/IUEM Brest, France May 27 – August 16, 2019
The Center for the Blue Economy and the
Nicholas Institute of Duke University are conducting a study of the “blue
economy,” the contributions of the oceans and coastlines to the economy, and
the need to address ocean and coastal sustainability. Specifically, Abi will research ocean’s
contribution to the national economies of Kenya and Tanzania, with special
reference to coral reefs. Working with the WWF coordinator for the project, Abi
will assist in the gathering and analysis of relevant data and in the
preparationof written materials for the project.
Environmental Defense Fund San Francisco, CA June 10-mid August, 2019
Zoe will research the development of behavior
change interventions in areas like the Philippines, Chile and Cuba. She will
focus on topics such as sustainable aquaculture, indebtedness in unsustainable
fishing behavior, and the failure of the National Stock Assessment Plan of the
California Coastal Commission (CCC), South Coast District Office Long Beach, CA May 27 to August 23, 2019
Hahnbin will develop a summary
of past Commission actions on items within the South Coast District related to
specific coastal resource topics including, climate change, wetlands,
mitigation of fill of coastal waters, and parking requirements.
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Imperial Beach, CA June 18-August 25, 2019
This summer, Ella will spend 66% of her time
working with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve developing
sea level rise adaptation strategies for coastal watersheds. She will gain
knowledge about watershed ecosystem-based management and green-to-gray
approaches to adaptation. She will also offer support in hosting NOAA coastal
adaptation and implementation trainings, create a marine debris training
manual, and engage with Baja elected officials and counterparts.
Scripp’s Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (CCCIA) La Jolla, CA June 18-August 25, 2019
For a third of the summer, Ella will assist
CCCIA with evaluation and development of feasibility for additional coastal
community sites for Flood Risk – Sea Level Rise Pilots. She will also support
the development of Climate Status Reports for various State Park coastal sites,
and create a suite of tools/products for disseminating results and data to
Wild Aid Galapagos Islands, Ecuador July 1-Sept 30
This summer, Andres will be working with Wild Aid in the Galapagos to revise and promote their control and vigilance program. This program helps regulate, manage, and protect the marine protected area that surrounds the Galapagos.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) San Francisco, CA June 3 – July 26, 2019
Sean will be engaging stakeholders,
sustainability experts, and corporation representatives to identify how to
create and prioritize solutions to international maritime shipping
decarbonization, ocean pollution, and ocean noise.
Each year as the summer begins, we get the pleasure of telling the stories of our Center for the Blue Economy Summer Fellows and Honorary Fellows. These are students who are tackling real-world projects that positively impact our oceans and coasts. Readers can get a sense of where they are off to and what they are working by looking at their profiles and reading their stories in their own words. We look forward to hearing more “on-the-ground” workings of these amazing fellows!
Each year as the summer begins, we get the pleasure of telling the stories of our Center for the Blue Economy Summer Fellows and Honorary Fellows. These are students who are tackling real-world projects that positively impact our oceans and coasts. Readers can get a sense of where they are off to and what they are working on with the overview I created, and from here on out, the students will share their stories in their own words. We look forward to hearing more “on-the-ground” workings of these amazing fellows!