Cameron Steagall: Climate Change & Plastics

Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA, USA

Ocean Conservancy
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Cameron will be splitting his time between NPS and Ocean Conservancy over the Summer, June 1-July 31, 2020. At NPS, Cameron will work on military installation and adaptation measures against sea-level rise and extreme weather events. This position is reliant on research and outreach to all levels of government regarding policy analysis and policy development inclusive of innovative solutions. This role will also involve policy analysis, development, and coordination regarding the current US position and potential involvements in Arctic policies. He will have the opportunity to brief government officials and present his findings to the Naval Energy team.

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Oceane Ringuette: Climate Change Team

Ocean Protection Council
Sacramento, California, U.S.A
June 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 Plan 2020-2025. Primarily, this work will consist of the development of a white paper to inform the draft “Request for Bid” for the Beach Resiliency Plan and/or the Site-Specific Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Plan and will include project scoping for this plan.

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Elizabeth Francis: Analyzing Blue Carbon

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
San 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 findings in the Sanctuary and write international recommendations and guidelines for blue carbon storage in marine protected areas.