ED005:
Innovations in Interdisciplinary Ocean Leadership & Workforce Development for Early Career Scientists


Session ID#: 29798

Session Description:
If we prepare strong leaders who are effective at collaborative, interdisciplinary ocean problem solving, more successful solutions for issues facing the ocean are likely to be developed. In addition, as more and more early career ocean scientists are opting out of careers in academia, it is imperative that they have greater skill sets beyond research. Preparing these future ocean science leaders will entail:

  •  Using best practices in STEM workforce development at the higher education level; 
  • Increasing exposure to the variety of current and anticipated future ocean science careers and needed skills to attain them; and
  • Increasing access to experiential professional development opportunities that help build the technical and non-technical skills required in ocean science, policy, and resource management, both inside and outside of academia.

 

This session will look at the future of the ocean science workforce and will share innovative approaches, studies, projects, and programs that work to better prepare our future ocean science leaders as they plan for their careers. We invite presentations by individuals from federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions as well as private organizations and companies who can directly address in-demand skills, availability of student resources and effective employment pathways.

Primary Chair:  Laura H Good, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, Monterey, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Todd Christenson, NOAA, Office of Education, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Stephanie Schroeder, University of Southern California, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Andrea K Johnson, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Wilford D Gardner, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States and Mary Jo Richardson, Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States
Teresa Davies, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
Mary Jo Richardson, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States and Wilford D Gardner, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Brian K Arbic1, Augustus Addy-Lamptey2, Johnson Adjetey2, Lailah Gifty Akita3, Joseph K Ansong4, Kwasi Appeaning-Addo3, Aline Cotel5, Madeline Russell Foster-Martinez6, Stephan Dixon Howden7, Winifred Johnson8, Brian Konecke9, Elizabeth B Kujawinski10, Edem Kyere-Yeboah3, Angela Lamptey3, Andrew Lucas11, Paige Martin1, Dimitris Menemenlis12, Jennifer Moskel13, Ebenezer S Nyadjro14, Elvis Nyarko15, Emily Shroyer16, Adam Charles Simon9, Senam Tsei2, Stephen Yeboa2, Lily Lisa Yevugah17 and Prosper Zigah18, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)Regional Maritime University, Ghana, (3)University of Ghana, Ghana, (4)Univ of MI-Earth & Environ Sci, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (5)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (6)UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (7)The University of Southern Mississippi, Division of Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (8)MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (9)University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (10)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (11)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (12)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (13)Oregon State University, United States, (14)University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States, (15)Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana, (16)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (17)Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, (18)University of Minnesota, Water Resources Science and Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth, MN, United States
Anna Milena Zivian, Ocean Conservancy Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Jessica Schoenig, Ocean Conservancy Inc., Washington, DC, United States
Barbara Cabezal Bruno, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HIGP/SOEST, Honolulu, HI, United States, Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Teaching Excellence, Honolulu, HI, United States and Surely Wallace, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Honolulu, HI, United States
Simon D Donner and Dominika Ziemczonek, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Peter L Croot, iCRAG (Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences), National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland, Peter Lemke, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany, Eva-Maria Brodte, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Helgoland, Germany, Pauhla McGrane, Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART), Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland and Karen Wiltshire, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, List/Sylt, Germany
Flaxen D.L. Conway and Lorenzo Ciannelli, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Robert F Chen, Robyn Hannigan and Jennifer Bender, University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Sharon K Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Jonathan C Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus, Geoscience, Indiana, PA, United States
Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, Alexa R Sterling, University of Rhode Island, Cell and Molecular Biology, Kingston, RI, United States, Christina Hernandez, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Hilary I Palevsky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, School of Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Sophie N Chu, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Jillian Freese, University of Rhode Island, Biological Sciences, Narragansett, RI, United States
Corey Garza, California State University Monterey Bay, School Of Natural Sciences, Seaside, CA, United States, Bridgette Clarkston, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada and Megan Bassett, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA, United States
Mike R. Allen1, George A. Kumi2, Bryna C. Kumi3, Jenna Clark1 and Fredrika C Moser1, (1)Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Rutgers University-Camden, Department of Chemistry, Camden, NJ, United States, (3)Rowan University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Glassboro, NJ, United States
Victoria Futch, Karina L. Mrakovcich and Lucy Vlietstra, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Department of Science, New London, CT, United States
Alexander Parker1, Colin Dewey2, Steven Runyon1, Fred Reiman3, Katherine Sammler4 and Tamara Burback3, (1)CSU Maritime Academy, Sciences and Mathematics, Vallejo, CA, United States, (2)CSU Maritime Academy, Culture and Communication, Vallejo, CA, United States, (3)CSU Maritime Academy, Marine Transportation, Vallejo, CA, United States, (4)CSU Maritime Academy, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Vallejo, CA, United States
Robert Cowen1, Jack A Barth2, Kristen Milligan2 and Maryann Bozza3, (1)Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Marine Studies Initiative, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, OR, United States
Sierra Killian, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Laura H Good, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, Monterey, CA, United States and Stephanie Schroeder, University of Southern California, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Paulinus Chigbu, NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD, United States, Elizabeth Babcock, University of Miami - RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, Deidre Gibson, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States, Dionne Hoskins-Brown, Savannah State University, Marine Science, Savannah, GA, United States, Rosemary Jagus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - IMET, Baltimore, MD, United States, Jessica Miller, Oregon State University, Portland, OR, United States and Stacy Smith, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, United States