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ecoCURRENTS is a joint initiative between ECO magazine and select universities, which benefits science students by recruiting them to summarize the latest marine science research and providing them with a published byline. Beginning in December 2016, students from University of Portsmouth, School of Biological Sciences (Institute of Marine Science) contributed short articles to ECO editor Greg Leatherman. These are published online, with select articles also appearing in ECO’s print edition.

ECO expects to add more universities to this initiative during 2017. Interested administrators should contact Greg Leatherman at editor@ecomagazine.com.

Special thanks goes to Kira Coley, a lecturer in science communication at the University of Portsmouth, who played a major role in getting ecoCURRENTS underway.

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) seeks a Fish Biologist based out of their San Francisco, California offices. The position serves as the South Pacific Division (SPD) Regional Technical Expert in coastal, estuarine and anadromous Fishery Resources and National Technical Expert on the endangered Central California Coast (CCC) Coho Salmon.

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Every June 8 thousands of people across the world take action for our oceans and celebrate their connection to the sea. Last year hundreds of organizations got involved by hosting World Oceans Day events.

Working out of Washington, D.C., the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) Coordinator, Marine and Coastal Conservation (Coordinator) will have programmatic, communications, and administrative responsibilities for the Foundation's marine and coastal grant making.

The International SeaKeepers Society will host SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) and Harbourfront Restaurant in Hamilton, Bermuda. The event will honor Wendy Schmidt as the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year for her outstanding leadership and support of the environment and ocean conservation.

Organization: Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Center for Coastal Planning

On April 11, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a fifth round of Requests for Proposals under DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), an annual competitive solicitation through NREL geared to small and mid-sized wind turbines.

The MaRINET2 project has opened a call for applications from offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. It is open until 20th May 2017. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF).

A new private operating foundation has launched in West Palm Beach, FL with a mission to actively support marine science research and to strengthen bonds between the scientific community and the public through innovative educational programs and hands-on experiences.

Deadline: 21 March 2017

The 2017 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative includes two competitive funding opportunities.

  • Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production
  • Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

Proposals must be submitted by California Sea Grant or another state Sea Grant program.

Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

This aquaculture research competition is designed to foster the expansion of sustainable U.S. marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture.

Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

This Federal Funding Opportunity’s program objective is focused on answering key questions impeding the development and expansion of sustainable United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. This can be accomplished with research, education, technology transfer, and/or extension. Successful applications must outline small scale projects, business plans, workshops, etc. that seek to address key questions, barriers, or hurdles impeding the advancement of new or developing aquaculture initiatives that will contribute to the continuing growth of United States aquaculture production.


The National Sea Grant Office expects all investigators to work with a state Sea Grant program to develop proposals and to integrate the work, to the extent possible, with local Sea Grant staff.

For more information and to apply click here.

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