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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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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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The drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution during Expedition 352 drilling a section through the volcanic stratigraphy of the outer fore arc of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana system to trace the processes of magmatism, tectonics, and crustal accretion associated with subduction initiation. Photo credit: International Ocean Discovery Program JOIDES Resolution Science Operator.

The U.S. Science Support Program, associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), is currently accepting proposals for planning workshops. The submission deadline is December 1, 2017.

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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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