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Call for Session Proposals & Poster Abstracts: State of the Coast 2021

The talks and panels for SOC2021 will be drawn from content that had been planned for SOC2020 as well as new content. Because of the delay of the conference and all that we have experienced, learned, and achieved over the past year, we will add to the program new sessions on a limited set of topics as space allows. We will also add new poster presentations on a broad set of topics. Please note that we are not inviting abstracts for individual talks in this supplemental call for content for 2021. Call for Sessions Proposals and Poster Abstracts due March 26, 2021.more about State of the Coast call for session proposals and poster abstracts

LSU Discover Day 2021

The 8th annual LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium which will be held on April 15- 16, 2021.  At this year’s event, 175 students from LSU and 30 visiting universities will present their work virtually from a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty, family, and friends are welcome to attend and registration is free.  All events will be held virtually. — more info about LSU Discover Day

Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships

Sea Grant has many reputable fellowships specifically for graduate students that focus on professional development in budding careers for a variety of marine topics. — more info on all Sea Grant fellowships

Scientific Diver Training

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 scientific diver training course. LUMCON is at present the only American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) designated training facility in the State of Louisiana. Scientific diver certification is required by most academic and government agencies who utilize diving as a research tool for marine science including biology, chemistry, biomedical, engineering and geosciences, and for all diving work conducted in association with LUMCON. — more  info on LUMCON Scientific Diver Training

Alaska Sea Grant Fellowship

A unique professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy. Modeled after the highly successful Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the state fellowship program provides an opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience in the planning and implementation of marine resource policies and programs in Alaska. The program matches highly motivated graduate students and recent graduates with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship.  —  more info about the Alaska Sea Grant Fellowship