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Aerial view of nature-based shoreline at NOAA laboratory on Pivers Island in Beaufort, North Carolina, in 2014. The shoreline, constructed from salt marsh plants and submerged oyster reef, was planted in 2000 and has successfully prevented erosion of the lawn behind the marsh. Credit: NOAA.

NOAA's National Center for Coastal Ocean Science is seeking to fill a number of contract positions for the aquaculture program. The deadline for application is 3 November 2017.

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MODIS Aqua satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico from October 23, 2011, showing areas of elevated chlorophyll a (in red and orange). NOAA analysts monitor these images and other data for areas of high chlorophyll that may be algal blooms.

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences is recruiting for the Chief of our Stressor Detection and Impacts Division.

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Shell donated $1 million to the Coastal Louisiana’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program in 2013 to help launch and support Louisiana’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program. In the photo, 27 volunteers from Shell and Dickie Brennan and Co. bagged more than 1,300 tons of oyster shell that was used to build a half mile long reef in the Biloxi Marsh during the spring or summer of 2016.

Shell makes monetary grants to nonprofit organizations within the U.S. Priority consideration will be given to organizations in or near communities where Shell Oil Company or its affiliates in the United States have a major presence.

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A narrow road along the Irish coast. The OSPAR Commission serves to protect the marine environment in the North‐East Atlantic Ocean.

OSPAR is looking for a new Deputy Secretary to oversee work related to OSPAR’s Committee on the Environmental Impact of Human Activities.

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Palau islands.

Colorado State University seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to join a social science project examining the role of philanthropic foundations in environmental governance. The project focuses specifically on marine conservation governance in the Pacific Islands, and will include fieldwork in Fiji and Palau as well as at foundation offices in the U.S. The project embraces academic and applied objectives, and offers a unique opportunity to advance both scholarship and practice.

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Photo credit: Photo Credit: Ram Papish via NPRB.

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has released a request for proposals (RFP) in numerous categories, including Oceanography and Productivity, Fishes and Invertebrates, Marine Birds and Mammals, Human Dimensions, Cooperative Research with Industry, Technology Development, Data Rescue, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The total anticipated funding amount is $4,450,000. Proposals are due on Friday, 15 December 2017 at 4 pm Alaska Standard Time.

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