Welcome to the NOAA-ECSC Website!
Tomorrow's Environmental Scientists Today.

We train and graduate the next generation of future scientists.

Graduate Students Prepare Final Presentation
During the Annual CWCC

Center-Wide Core Competency short course.

ECSC Ph.D. Students
Work the NOAA-EPP Forum Booth

Education and Science forum.

Education and Outreach!
The SOE Summer Camp

Training and Educating Future Scientists.

Who we are

Mission

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.


Vision

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.


Accomplishments

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:


  • Over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students trained in NOAA-related sciences.
  • 210 students graduated to date in NOAA core science areas (35 Ph.D., 57 M.S., 4 M.A., 103 B.S., 10 J.D., 1 B.A.) with additional students currently in the pipeline.
  • Over 600 students per year complete courses taught by ECSC faculty in NOAA-mission relevant fields at partner institutions.
  • A peer-reviewed, post-secondary lecture series in Introductory Oceanography, based on the Ocean Science Concept-driven Interactive (OSCI) teaching model. http://www.aslo.org/lectures/fundamentals.html
  • Over 242 peer-reviewed scientific and technical publications in NOAA-related sciences by ECSC faculty and students
  • Over $86,000,000 in additional grants and contracts leveraged over NOAA EPP base funding.


Research Focus

Events


ECSC-NCCOS Webinar Series

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:00pm EST


NOAA EPP-ECSC Alumna Webinar

Title: Shrimper Attitudes and Bycatch Compliance in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery

Speaker: Dr. Jolvan T. Morris, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, NOAA Living Marine Cooperative Science 

Center at Savannah State University

Source: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/about/news/brownbagseminars.html


View past webinars

Thursday,September 10, 2015 at 12:00PM EST


Speaker: Dr. Mary Fabrizio


Summary: Dr. Fabrizio is a Moses Nunnally Distinguished Associate Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She will share her experiences, discuss how to identify and land positions, and provide her sight into what ECSC students can do to prepare for their next steps.


Adobe Connect: https://ecsc.adobeconnect.com/r5rrp3z7066/


August 31, 2015 at Time: 3:00 PM (EST)

EPP/MSI CSC presents Tatiana Gonzalez - EPP/MSI Success Story

Presenter: Tatiana Gonzalez, NCAS PhD Candidate and Student Trainee Meteorology, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), Office of Science and Technology Integration, Decision Support Branch.

Expectation: Presentation will inspire students from groups traditionally underrepresented in NOAA mission fields to join CSC institutions and to participate in the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

Adobe Webinar Link:http://connectpro46305642.adobeconnect.com/r31xyn5x7ow/

Calendar

September

  • 9/16/2015
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:30pm EST


    Announcement of Defense


    Title: Spatiotemporal patterns in biomarkers of PAh exposure in livers and bile of fish from the nortern Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


    Author: LaTrisha Allen  


    Location:Rm 214 FSH Science Research Center


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  • 9/10/2015
  • Speaker: Dr. Mary Fabrizio
    NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), 
    Summary: Dr. Fabrizio is a Moses Nunnally Distinguished Associate Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She will share her experiences, discuss how to identify and land positions, and provide her sight into what ECSC students can do to prepare for their next steps.


  • 9/8/2015
  • Speaker: Dr. Kelly and Dr. Abazinge
    NOAA ECSC Fall Initial Meeting 

Adobe Webinar Link: TBA

August

  • 8/31/2015
  •  EPP/MSI CSC presents Tatiana Gonzalez - EPP/MSI Success Story

    Presenter:  Tatiana Gonzalez, NCAS PhD Candidate and 
    Student Trainee Meteorology, 
    NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), 
    Office of Science and Technology Integration, Decision Support Branch.

    Expectation: Presentation will inspire students from groups traditionally underrepresented in NOAA mission fields to join CSC institutions and to participate in the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.


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    Thursday, August 10, 2015 at 12:00PM EST


    Speaker: Dr. Mary Fabrizio


    Summary: Dr. Fabrizio is a Moses Nunnally Distinguished Associate Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She will share her experiences, discuss how to identify and land positions, and provide her sight into what ECSC students can do to prepare for their next steps.


    Adobe Connect: https://ecsc.adobeconnect.com/r5rrp3z7066/

     

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:00pm EST


    NOAA EPP-ECSC Alumna Webinar


    Title: Shrimper Attitudes and Bycatch Compliance in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery


    Speaker: Dr. Jolvan T. Morris, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, NOAA Living Marine Cooperative Science 


    Center at Savannah State University


 

training and educating a new generation of environmental scientists in
NOAA-related sciences,
particularly from under-represented minority groups.

Student / testimonials


  •   1515 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,
         305-D FSH Science Research Center
         Tallahassee, FL 32307
  •   (850) 412-7797

About NOAA-ECSC

The Environmental Cooperative Science Center (Award# NA11SEC4810001) was established in 2001 as part of NOAA's Educational Partnership Program to address ecological and coastal management issues at specific National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) and National Marine Sanctuaries.


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