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


View past webinars


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)

Resume Writing

Dr. Delores Dean, Director, FAMU Career Center


ECSC-NCCOS Webinar Series

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)

Contact: jenny.vanderpluym@noaa.gov


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)

Contact: lonnie.gonsalves@noaa.gov


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

Contact: marie.bundy@noaa.gov and christina.morhman@dmr.ms.gov

Calendar of Events

January

  • 1/9/2015
  • NOAA ECSC-NCCOS Work Group Teleconference Call, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • 1/14/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Executive Committee Teleconference Call, 9:00A.M. (EST)
  • 1/21/2015
  • Graduate Student Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST):
    Carbon and the Biogeochemical Cycling of Heavy Metals and Trace Elements in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Jacqueline McComb (JSU Ph.D. student)

  • Fundulus as a model for comparative toxicology: Increasing the ecological relevance of shared modes of action through the incorporation of phylogenetics and species sensitivities
  • Mark Dugo (JSU Ph.D. Student)
  • 1/27/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Advisory Board Teleconference Call, 9:00A.M. (EST)
  • 1/28/2015
  • Student Development Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • Non-Discrimination, Discrimination, Harassment, and Title IX
  • Mrs. Carrie Gavin, Director, FAMU Equal Opportunity Programs and Labor Relations

February

  • 2/11/2015
  • Graduate Student Webinars, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • Oil Rig Decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico:  Policy, Socio-Economic, and Environmental Issues
  • Elena Kobrinski (TAMU-CC Ph.D. student)

  • Using Social Valuation to Identify and Manage the Ecosystem Services in the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Texas
  • Mayra Lopez (TAMU-CC M.S. Student)
  • 2/13/2015
  • NOAA ECSC-NCCOS Work Group Teleconference Call, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • 2/25/2015
  • Student Development Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • Professional Presence
  • Dr. Bernadette Kelley, NOAA ECSC Deputy Director / Education Outreach Lead

March

  • 3/1/2015 - 3/3/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL)
  • 3/11/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Advisory Board Teleconference Call, (Tentative)
  • 3/18/2015
  • Student Development Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • Resume Writing
  • Dr. Delores Dean, Director, FAMU Career Center
  • 3/25/2015
  • NOAA ECSC-NCCOS Work Group Teleconference Call, 2:00P.M. (EST)

April

  • 4/8/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Executive Committee Teleconference Call, 9:00A.M. (ET)
  • 4/14/2015
  • NOAA ECSC-NCCOS Work Group Teleconference Call (Tentative)
  • 4/15/2015
  • Student Development Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • School to Work Transition
  • Mr. Cecil Washington, Coordinator, FAMU Career Development
  • 4/22/2015
  • Graduate Student Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • (Tentative)

May

  • 5/13/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Executive Committee Teleconference Call, 9:00A.M. (EST)
  • 5/28/2015 - 6/15/2015
  • JSU Summer Bridge Program:
  • (Tentative)

June

  • 6/8/2015 - 6/26/2015
  • FAMU School of the Environment High School Sumer Camp
  • 6/10/2015
  • NOAA ECSC Executive Committee Teleconference Call, 9:00A.M. (EST)
  • 6/17/2015
  • NOAA ECSC-NCCOS Work Group Teleconference Call
  • (Tentative)
  • 6/24/2015
  • Graduate Student Webinar, 2:00P.M. (EST)
  • (Tentative)
2015 NOAA-ECSC
Annual Meeting Agenda

The meeting took place March 1-3, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Socio-economic Postdoctoral Position Available!

Application Deadline: February 5, 2015

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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