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Coastal Management Fellowship

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Coastal Management Fellowship

Fellowship / Coastal Management Fellowship

Coastal Management Fellowship

Coastal Management Fellowship

The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. Up to nine fellows are placed with state coastal programs every year. The program matches postgraduate students to work on projects proposed by state coastal zone management programs and selected by NOAA. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Placement for the Coastal Management Fellowship positions is fully integrated into the placement process with the Digital Coast Fellowship positions. Candidates apply to the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship program as a whole, and selected candidates will be eligible to interview with both the state coastal programs and the Digital Coast partnership organizations at the fellowship matching workshop.

2022-2024 Coastal Management Projects

Location Host Agency Project Proposal Project Goal
San Francisco, California California Coastal Commission Enhancing Meaningful Engagement with Affected Coastal Communities (PDF) Create resources, training materials, and policy guidance critical for the California Coastal Commission’s long-term implementation of its environmental justice and tribal consultation policies.
Oakland, California California State Coastal Conservancy Implementing and Evaluating Efforts to Increase Coastal Wetland Resilience in Southern California (PDF) Improve wetland health and coastal resilience in Southern California by developing a regional wetland monitoring program, funding and managing community-based restoration projects, and coordinating multiple state and federal agencies.
Dover, Delaware Delaware Coastal Programs Building Resilience through Relationships: Collaborating with Local Organizations to Support Frontline Communities (PDF) Support underserved communities in Delaware by providing resources and tools to adapt to climate change impacts.
Honolulu, Hawaii Hawaii Coastal Management Program Develop a Statewide Profile for Communities Most Vulnerable to Coastal Hazards (PDF) Develop knowledge and resources for Hawaii to have a better understanding of who and where the vulnerable communities are that require the most support to adapt to coastal hazards.
Annapolis, Maryland Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Service Climate Adaptation in Fishery Management and Natural Resources-Based Economies in Maryland (PDF) Support Maryland’s Chesapeake and Coastal Service and Fishing and Boating Services units to advance work on climate adaptation priorities related to fisheries management and natural resources-based economies.
Boston, Massachusetts Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Investing in Shoreline Restoration for More Resilient Environmental Justice Communities (PDF) Engage with three environmental justice communities in Massachusetts to increase awareness of shoreline restoration opportunities and support the application of at least one project for State Coastal Resilience Grant Program funding.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program The Resilient Collaborative Project: Advancing the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (PDF) Build the capacity of the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup to advance emerging priorities, empower local climate adaptation champions and practitioners, and enhance engagement opportunities.
Albany, New York New York State Coastal Management Program Managed Retreat Roadmap: Y’all Ready for This? (PDF) Identify tangible approaches that are good examples of strategic managed retreat, and develop policies and implementation approaches that achieve a balance between coastal processes and climate change adaptation, with particular attention to socioeconomic sustainability and concerns at the municipal level.
Salem or Newport, Oregon Oregon Coastal Management Program Planning for Sea Change: Fostering Local Capacity for Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning on the Oregon Coast (PDF) Provide capacity to advance sea level rise adaptation planning at the local level using existing and emerging data and resources on the northern Oregon coast.