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Digital Coast Fellowship

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Digital Coast Fellowship

Fellowship / Digital Coast Fellowship

Digital Coast Fellowship

Digital Coast Fellowship

The NOAA Digital Coast Fellowship was established in 2012 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide technical assistance to help advance the goals of the Digital Coast and its partner organizations. Up to three fellows are placed with Digital Coast Partner organizations every other year, in the even years. The program matches postgraduate students to work on projects proposed by a Digital Coast Partner organization and selected by NOAA. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Placement for the Digital Coast fellowship positions is fully integrated into the placement process with the state coastal zone management programs. Candidates will 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 Digital Coast Projects

Location Host Agency Project Proposal Project Goal
Washington, D.C. Coastal States Organization and Association of State Floodplain Managers Shifting Property Lines: Ecological, Policy, Legal, and Economic Implications of Acquired or Vacated Coastal Property and Infrastructure (PDF) Develop technical guidance resources to support local communities in planning for and managing residential coastal properties acquired or vacated due to erosion, inundation, and flooding worsened by climate change.
Anchorage, Alaska National States Geographic Information Council at Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Harnessing Energy on Alaska Coastal Mapping Initiatives to Support Resilient Coastal Communities (PDF) Bolster communication networks with Alaskan stakeholders to map 66,000 miles of rugged coastline, seeking engagement, inclusion, and equity among growing local, tribal, state, federal, and private partnerships which enhance data sharing and access.
Annapolis or Easton, Maryland The Nature Conservancy in partnership with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Facilitating Healthy, Just, and Community-Supported Marsh Migration in Maryland (PDF) Reform marsh protection activities and promote marsh migration and community resilience in Maryland.