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December 5, 2018

Marine Protected Areas Senior Environmental Scientist

The Marine Protected Areas Senior Environmental Scientist will be responsible for leading aspects of OPC’s MPA management program including: outreach and education; research and monitoring; compliance and enforcement; policy and permitting; and preparation for the 2022 adaptive management review of […]

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December 5, 2018

Climate Change Senior Environmental Scientist

The Climate Change Senior Environmental Scientist will be responsible for leading OPC’s climate change policy and funding efforts to address sea-level rise, ocean acidification, and other changing ocean conditions in coordination with OPC staff, state agencies, local governments, scientists, non-profits […]

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December 5, 2018

OPC is Hiring Two Senior Environmental Scientists

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring two Senior Environmental Scientists to help lead its Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas Programs. OPC is a state entity that works to (1) coordinate activities among ocean-related state agencies to improve […]

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November 1, 2018

Funding available for projects focused on Marine Protected Areas

The Ocean Protection Council is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for projects focused on California’s marine protected areas (MPAs): 1) MPA Long-Term Monitoring Program 2019 Solicitation Attend the optional webinar on November 15, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. PST. This MPA […]

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October 31, 2018

OPC approves grant for Newport Bay Water Wheel

At its October 25, 2018 meeting, OPC approved a $1.68 million Proposition 1 grant to the City of Newport Beach for planning and implementation of the Newport Bay Water Wheel project. The staff recommendation is available here and links to […]

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October 29, 2018

OPC funds Newport Bay Water Wheel modeled on Baltimore Trash Wheel

At its October 25th meeting, OPC approved a Proposition 1 grant to the City of Newport Beach to plan and implement a trash wheel in Upper Newport Bay on San Diego Creek, modeled closely on the successful Baltimore Trash Wheel […]

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October 29, 2018

OPC awards $6 million for projects advancing ocean & coastal management in California

At its October 25, 2018 meeting, the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) unanimously approved 24 research projects totaling $6 million in funding through the Proposition 84 Competitive Grants Program. The projects support state priorities focused on stewardship and management of […]

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October 18, 2018

California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group – October 2018 Recommendations Memo

Since September 2015, the California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group (Working Group), a diverse multi-stakeholder group, has been taking steps to identify and reduce risk of whale entanglements in Dungeness crab fishing gear. During the 2017-18 fishing season, the […]

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October 17, 2018

Call for Nominations: Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

The Ocean Protection Council now welcomes nominations for multiple vacancies on the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) through November 17, 2018. We encourage nominations of individuals who can provide scientific guidance to the OPC to support the goals within OPC’s […]

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October 11, 2018

OPC Executive Director pens important Op-Ed on oceans and climate resiliency

OPC’s Executive Director Deborah Halberstadt recently published this important Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle about the crucial role of the ocean in climate resiliency. Her piece can be found online here and is also available as a PDF.

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