The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) is the umbrella organization for marine and coastal related activities within the CSU. COAST promotes research and education to advance our knowledge of California’s natural marine and coastal resources and the processes that affect them.
The scope of COAST includes:
COAST’s goals are to:
Research stipends and travel and supplies grants are available to undergraduate students interested in pursuing marine-related careers. The goal of this program is to provide them with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research.
For application information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COAST provides support to CSU graduate students engaged in marine and coastal research with CSU COAST faculty members. These awards support students interested in pursuing marine-related careers and provide them with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research.
Award announcement, application, and deadlines can be found on the COAST Funding page.
The NOAA NMFS West Coast Region Protected Resources Division is looking for a CSU graduate student to lead the development of a new program to incorporate photo identification (ID) into the study of green sea turtles in southern California: http://www.calstate.edu/coast/students/NOAA_NMFS_turtleproject.shtml
This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience that may complement or be incorporated into your thesis. The project is based at the NMFS West Coast Region Office in Long Beach but the student does NOT have to be from the immediate area and will be able to participate remotely from their home campus anywhere in the state. COAST can provide some travel support to the CSU student to help defray the costs of traveling to Long Beach 2-3 times/year. Students from throughout CA are highly encouraged to consider and apply for this opportunity!
Please see the full announcement at http://www.calstate.edu/coast/students/NOAA_NMFS_turtleproject.shtml and contact Dan Lawson (Dan.Lawson@noaa.gov) or Krista Kamer (email@example.com) with any questions.