Author: Rachel Christopherson

Bailey Warren: Beach Report Card and Blue Carbon

June 11th to August 24th, 2020San Clemente, California, USAImperial Beach, California, USA Bailey will be working with two organizations this summer, Surfrider in San Clemente and Wildcoast in Imperial Beach, working remotely for now, but hopefully getting out to the beaches and wetlands of California. Surfrider: Bailey will be conducting necessary research, data collection, and […]

Kelsey Shoup: Socially Responsible Seafood and Sustainable Seaweed

Seafood SolutionsOakland, CA USAJune 1-August 17, 2020 Monterey Bay SeaweedsMoss Landing Marine Labs, Moss Landing, CA, USAJune 1-August 17 This summer, Kelsey will be splitting her time between two organizations: Seafood Solutions and Monterey Bay Seaweeds. At Seafood Solutions Kelsey will support the Project Director to advance select projects of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood […]

Janet Kung: Climate Change and Fisheries Management

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CA, USAJune 1- August 7, 2020 Janet will support EDF Oceans in developing country-by-country climate change sensitivity profiles and incorporating climate change impacts into fishery management tools. She will assist the Lead Senior Scientist, Oceans with reviewing peer-reviewed literature on climate change effects on fisheries, supporting research to advance climate-ready fishery […]

Illeana Alexander: Fisheries Policy for Japan

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CA, USAJune 1 – August 7, 2020 This summer Illeana will be working with the Environmental Defense Fund as an Intern in the Ocean Program. They will be working with the Support Japan Team on the developing a way to evaluate the status of Japan’s effort to implement new fisheries policy. […]

Oceane Ringuette: Climate Change Team

Ocean Protection CouncilSacramento, California, U.S.AJune 1-July 31, 2020 Over the course of the 9-week summer internship, Oceane will work with the California Ocean Protection Council’s Climate Change Team to help meet the discussed climate change targets and actions explicitly identified in Goal One of the Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean: COPC Strategic […]

Elizabeth Francis: Analyzing Blue Carbon

National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationGreater Farallones National Marine SanctuarySan Francisco, California, U.S.A.June 1 – August 21, 2020 Elizabeth will be working with the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary to analyze potential sources of blue carbon storage with a case study conducted on the Bolinas Lagoon. She will then analyze and asses the results of her […]

Kimberly Aiken: Arctic Research in Germany

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) German Arctic officePotsdam, Germany22 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 […]

Richard Castillo: WWF Environmental and Social Safeguards

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 possible. The Safeguards team under the […]

Abi Ferrazzini: Assessing the Blue Economy of Kenya and Tanzania

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and European Institute of Marine Studies (IUEM)Université de Bretagne Occidentale/IUEM Brest, FranceMay 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 […]

Zoe Gapayao: Behavior Change Research for Sustainable Fisheries

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CAJune 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 Philippines. About EDF: Environmental Defense […]

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