The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) mission is to train a new generation of environmental scientists in NOAA-related sciences, particularly from under-represented minority groups, and to develop the natural and social science tools for integrated assessments of ecosystem health in support of coastal environmental decision making.
Our vision is to become a center of excellence in training and graduating scientists and managers, particularly from under-represented groups to meet the future workforce of NOAA and other science-mission driven agencies in the 21st century.
The Educational Partnership Program of NOAA’s Office of Education funds the NOAA-ECSC. The Center has made numerous notable accomplishments in postsecondary education, outreach and K-12 education, as well as research and management. Here are a few achievements:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00P.M. (EST)
NOAA EPP's Graduate Research & Training Scholarship Program: A student's perspective
Daryl Sibble, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida A&M University
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00P.M. (EST)
Mapping career paths to your skills and ablilities
Dr. William E. Hudson, Jr., FAMU Vice President, Division of Student Affairs
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 2:00P.M. (EST)
Dr. Delores Dean, Director, FAMU Career Center
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:00P.M. (EST)
Organization: Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Speaker(s): Jenny Vander Pluym (Acting Research Coordinator GRNMS) and Sarah Fangman (Sanctuary Superintendent GRNMS)
Thursday, March 23, 2015 at 12:00P.M. (EST)
Organization: The Chesapeake Bay Ecological Assessment Program: Linking land-use to fisheries-based ecosystem services
Speaker: Lonnie Gonsalves, Ph.D. (Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA's National Ocean Service)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:00P.M. (EST)
Organization: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserves
Speaker(s): Marie Bundy (NOAA NERR's Research Coordinator), Christina Morhman (ECSC NERRs Coordinator, GBNERR), other additions may follow
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The meeting took place March 1-3, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
Application Deadline: February 5, 2015
On Monday, September 8, 2014, NOAA-ECSC Director, Dr. Michael Abazinge held a Center-wide meeting welcoming all new and current NOAA-ECSC students, staff, and faculty.
NOAA EPP AWARD WINNERSFour NOAA-ECSC students, out of over 150 presenters from throughout the United States, received awards for exceptional oral and poster presentations. Monica Delgado, Elena Kobrinski, and Mayra Lopez for receiving oral presentation awards, as well as Alan Kneidel for receiving a poster presentation award.
DISSERTATION DEFENSEAmy Edwards, NOAA-ECSC Ph.D. Candidate, successfully defended her dissertation on November 4, 2014.
NOAA ECSC Hosts the 2015 School of the Environment Summer Camp beginning June 8, 2015 through June 26, 2015.
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NOAA-ECSC Hosts a Pair of Workshops by National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Scientists on “Bioindicators of Ecosystem Health”
The ECSC has really changed my life by allowing me to reach further toward my career goals as a marine scientist. The center has given me opportunities that I would not find elsewhere, such as receiving personal training from NOAA scientists in their facilities and collaborating with scientists at the top of their fields. I feel that the center is giving me the tools and knowledge to go forth and soon become an effective leader in the fight to saving our environment.
As an ECSC scholar I have had the amazing opportunity to develop my scientific skill set in collaboration with NOAA scientists. I know that the training and support that I have received as an ECSC student will greatly prepare me for future scientific problems I may encounter. I am thankful that the ECSC has provided me with the oppurtunity and experience needed to be successful in any scientific career.