Research Areas Workshop On Tuesday, October 26th, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary will be hosting a workshop from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the National Marine Fisheries Service Lab in Santa Cruz. The goal of the workshop is to review existing spatial management, determine how it affects marine science, and discuss what kinds of strategies, if any, could facilitate science that supports ecosystem-based management of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The public is welcome to attend the workshop, listen to discussions, and ask questions during the public Questions and Answer period. For more information about the event please contact Rikki Dunsmore. For more information contact Rikki Dunsmoreat (831) 647-4254 or email her. (10/19/10) COMPLETED
MBNMS is one of the main sponsors of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival, a global ocean films and conservation event focused on leveraging the power of film to help protect the oceans and the life within. This celebration of award-wining ocean films, ocean photography exhibits, ocean seminars, educational hands-on exhibits and lively social events will take place at numerous venues in Monterey from August 23 to 29, 2010. (8/6/10)
BLUE on Tour Film Event Benefit to support the Sanctuary Exploration CenterThursday, August 5th at 7:15pm, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will host an evening of ocean films to preview the BLUE Ocean Film Festival coming to Monterey in August. The event at Del Mar Theatre will be a fundraiser to contribute to educational exhibits of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, opening in 2012 in Santa Cruz. Tickets are $20. Del Mar Theatre is at 1124 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. Filmgoers will receive a free poster and complimentary popcorn.
MBNMS and NMFS release joint NOAA Guidelines for Desalination Plants in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and National Marine Fisheries Service released new guidelines to ensure that future desalination plants adjacent to the sanctuary are properly sited, designed, and operated to avoid damaging impacts to the marine environment.
Save The Date! Sanctuary Exploration Center Groundbreaking Ceremony on July 12th at 10:30AM.The site is located on the corner of Pacific and Beach Streets in Santa Cruz, CA. For more information about this event, please contact Lisa Uttal by email or calling (831) 402-3664. For more information regarding the Sanctuary Exploration Center, click here. (4/5/10) COMPLETED
MBNMS & BLUE Ocean Film Festival Present a Student Video Contest!Are you interested in the ocean? Showcase your video production skills and highlight the importance of our ocean and ocean conservation. Deadline for Video Submission is Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (3/26/10) CLOSED
Wreck of Airship USS Macon Added to National Register of Historic PlacesCommemorating the 75th anniversary of the loss of the U.S. Navy airship USS Macon, NOAA today announced that the wreck site on the seafloor within the MBNMShas been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Macon, a 785-foot dirigible, was intended to serve as a scout ship for the Pacific Fleet and had the ability to launch and recover Sparrowhawk biplanes. In service less than two years, the Macon, based at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, Calif., was damaged in a storm on Feb. 12, 1935, and sank in the Pacific Ocean off Point Sur, south of San Francisco. All but two of the Macon’s 83 crewmen were rescued by nearby Navy ships. (2/10/10)
Vacancy Announcement: Assistant Sanctuary SuperintendentAssists the site superintendent of a National Marine Sanctuary to develop, implement, and coordinate projects and activities designed to meet the resource protection, enforcement, water quality, wildlife disturbance, and coastal and marine spatial management needs within the site.
Serves as a team leader, develops collaborative efforts with management, multi-stakeholder and cross-departmental process to implement Enhanced Ecosystem Based Management Initiative. Enhances communications and coordination for Resource Protection Information. Closes December 8th, 2010. (11/18/10) CLOSED
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