Seafood Solutions Oakland, CA USA June 1-August 17, 2020
Monterey Bay Seaweeds Moss Landing Marine Labs, Moss Landing, CA, USA June 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 Solutions. She will focus primarily on supporting the Alliance’s goal to advance norms and guidance on social responsibility in seafood.
At Monterey Bay Seaweeds, she will work on multiple projects surrounding the production of sustainable seaweed including; social responsibility; sustainability in production and distribution, marketing and branding, fundraising, etc.
Environmental Defense Fund San Francisco, CA, USA June 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 management tools, drafting papers on critical topics, and coordinating research efforts among EDF staff and other institutions. By the end of the internship, Janet hopes to have expanded her skills related to climate change and fisheries management and will have a deeper understanding of how ideas and concepts for climate-ready fishery management can be turned into action.
Environmental Defense Fund San Francisco, CA, USA June 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. They will also help answer any follow up questions from Japan’s team in regards to the nearshore fisheries management paper.
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.
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 assess the results of her findings in the Sanctuary and write international recommendations and guidelines for blue carbon storage in marine protected areas.
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