2017 UC Davis Environmental Law Symposium- March 10, 2017
The UC Davis Environmental Law Society invites you to attend this year’s symposium which aims to explore California’s role as a domestic and international climate leader. The event will bring together governmental agencies, academia, industry, and nonprofit organizations in an attempt to address challenges and opportunities associated with California’s climate policy and environmental issues.
For more details or to RSVP, please click here.
Science Communication Workshop - Davis, CA - April 10, 2017
Please save the date for the upcoming full-day Science Communication Workshop focusing on topics including science-policy integration, media relations, social media, and public and visual communication convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Science Program with additional support from UC Davis Graduate Studies - Professors for the Future Program and UC Davis Strategic Communications. The workshop will feature plenary speakers in the morning and training sessions in the afternoon. It will be held Monday, April 10th at UC Davis ARC and will be free and open to the public.
Registration is now closed.
The draft program will soon be available on this page.
Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta - Davis, CA - January 31, 2017
The UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the Delta Science Program held an all day symposium on the UC Davis campus entitled, "Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta - Novel Tools and Approaches to Evaluate Effects of Multiple Stressors." The symposium was free and open to the public.
For full symposium details, agenda, and program specifics, click HERE.
Click HERE to view the recording of the seminar speakers.
Beyond the Golden Gate Research Symposium- Tiburon, CA - December 1, 2016
Join us for a day of presentations focused on the oceanography, ecology, and geology of the Gulf of Farallones and adjacent waters between Point Arena and Point Año Nuevo – including Cordell Bank, Point Reyes, and central San Francisco Bay.
Presentations will focus on new, on-going and recently completed research, monitoring and habitat characterization projects. We have scheduled long breaks so that participants have the opportunity to meet with presenters and to network with colleagues, resource managers, and decision makers.
California's Coastal Act - The Next 40 Years - Berkeley, CA - November 17, 2016
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the California Coastal Act. Enacted in 1976, the Act has guided coastal development and protection for decades. But today the California coastline arguably faces its greatest challenges yet relating to the balance between preservation and development, the Coastal Commission’s relationship to other government agencies and jurisdictions, projected impacts of sea-level rise and related coastal change, and conflicts over public access, including access for underserved communities.
Join us to explore the 40-year history of California coastal management and to inform the agenda for the next 40 years of implementation. Expert speakers will lead discussions regarding the history and evolution of California’s coastal policies, key issues being considered and debated today, and potential paths forward.
Click here for agenda and further details.
Delta Stewardship Council - Davis, CA - November 1-2, 2016
Delta Stewardship Council and US Geologoical Survey present:
The Science Enterprise Workshop: Supporting and Implementing Collaborative Science
Scientists, science-policy experts, and stakeholders will gather for a two-day workshop to better understand how collaborative science is being managed, funded, and communicated in several high-profile ecosystems around the country.
To Register and Learn More, click here.
Joint Committee on Fisheries & Aquaculture - Bodega Marine Laboratory - October 4, 2016
First ever State Hearing on Aquaculture to be held at the Bodega Marine Laboratory next week.
Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Congressman Jared Huffman will convene a special hearing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to take an in-depth look at the aquaculture industry in California, as well as receive an update on the outlook for the upcoming Dungeness and Rock crab seasons.
This hearing will be the first time that the Joint Committee has focused primarily on Aquaculture, which can be though of as "farming in water." The farmed fish, oysters, and seaweed industry is larger than ever and panelists will explore finfish, shellfish, inland production and perspectives from state agencies. The public is encouraged to attend.
Click here for full details.
CMSI Workshop - Anticipating and Resolving Conflicting Management Goals: Invasive Plant Eradication and Endangered Species Recovery in Coastal and Aquatic Systems - September 28, 2016
UC Davis - Student Community Center - Meeting Room D
Free and Open to the public.
For full details, click HERE.
To view the program, click HERE.
To view the workshop recording, click HERE.
UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory - 50th Anniversary Celebration
California Climate Change Symposium
Save the Date!
September 6th- The California Climate Change Symposium will be presented presented by the Califonria Natural Resources Agency, CalEPA, the Governor's office of Planning and Research, and the California Adaptation form. It will take place in Long Beach, CA, and registration opens in mid June, so make sure to check out the website here.
Climate Change Talk in Davis
Jennifer Fehrenbacher, UC Davis lecturer and project scientist, will be presenting a talk on June 7th at 7:00 PM at the Explorit Science Center at 3142 5th Steet, Davis. The talk is titled "Paleoclinate Perspectives on Climate Change: a View from the Bottom of the Sea." The talk is free to attend and is open to the public.
At the talk, Fehrenbacher will present part of the Climate Reality Project which includes potential global solutions to Cliamte change, and she will present her research on marine paleoclimatology.
The event was organized by the National Center for Science Education. For more information on the talk, click here.
On May 31st, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, two rocky shore intertidal biologists and outreach specialists from the California Academy of Sciences will lead a training session at the Bodega Marine Laboratory South Lounge on the use of iNaturalist. For those who are not famililiar with iNaturalist, the service allows you to photocatalog organisms and store metadata on when and where the organism was encountered. Since the service is global and can be accessed by anyone, it offeres a great opportunity for citizen science and the compiliation of vast amounts of species data.
Dont miss this great opportunity! Guests are welcome. Please bring your own lunch.
To RSVP, please email Matt Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine and Coastal Sciences Info Session
Marine and Coastal Science majors - Come to Storer Hall 1347 (CMSI) on May 10th from 12:00-1:00 PM to chat with faculty and advisors about the four focus areas in the Marine and Coastal Science major. This is your chance to pick which focus classes you want to take, explore a new focus area, learn about careers in your focus area, talk with faculty, hang out with other MCS majors, and enjoy free food! This is a casual event so feel free to just drop by for as long as you can.
A Connected Ocean- Call for Papers
Call for papers- Deadline: May 6th, 2016
A Connected Ocean is calling for papers for its conference in Brest, France, that takes place from October 11th through October 13th. The conference will focus on emerging ocean observation technologies and integrating data and observations from these tools to better tackle marine challenges. The conference will contain five sessions:
- New autonomous approaches to the measurement of biogeochemical rates
- Interoparability standards for the marine environment
- Multimodal synergies in ocean studies
- Big data infrastructure and analytics in ocean science
- Integrated observations of upwelling systems
To have your paper be considered for display, please submit your abstract here.
More information is available on the conference's website.
Implications of Seafood Supply Chain Certification for Social Outcomes Seminar
The Resources for the Future First Wednesday Implications of Seafood Supply Chain Certification for Social Outcomes Seminar
May 4th from 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
1616 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Register for the Seminar or RSVP to watch the live webcast here. Please join us at CMSI (1347 Storer Hall) to watch the live webcast, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM PDT.
Speakers will cover topics regarding both positive and negative socioeconomic implications of sustainable fisheries, and will address an audience of policymakers, scientists, sustainable fisheries certification representatives, and nongovermental organization leaders.
See the speaker list below, including CMSI associate directior, Jim Sanchirico.
- Simon Bush, Associate Professor, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University
- John Connelly, President, National Fisheries Institute
- Kailin Kroertz, Fellow, Resources for the Future
- Aaron A. McNevin, Director, Sustainable Food, World Wildlife Fund
- James N. Sanchirico, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California Davis; Associate Director, UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute; University Fellow, Resources for the Future
Weekend Retreat in Bodega
Come join in for the first annual graduate camping retreat along the beautiful Sonoma Coast. This retreat will be a fun and science filled weekend to connect with fellow CMSI students.
Friday night- Pizza and game night
Saturday- BML tour, tide pooling, hiking, yard games and BBQ
Sunday- Kayak trip on Russian River
Free for the first 30 CMSI graduate students and postdocs to register! This includes transportation to and from Davis, camping, meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner), and kayak rental. This does NOT include breakfasts for Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Sunday, and any other snacks or personal expenses.
Register by April 25th here!
Check out the flyer here!
Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation
Registration is now open for the Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation on May 17, 2016 at the Fort Mason General’s Residence in San Francisco. The summit runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a networking poster reception to immediately follow.
Please see the Ocean Climate Summit website to register and for detailed information on the event.
The deadline to register is May 10, 2016. Space is limited so please register soon!
BML Picnic Day Tabling
Don't miss the Bodega Marine Lab tables this Picnic Pay, Saturday, April 16th! There will be tanks with live animals on display, and CMSI students and faculty to answer questions about the lab and all of the other marine sciences programs at UC Davis!
The tables will be MU 14 and 15, which are underneath the big oak tree and in between the MU and the Quad. Make sure to stop by and say hello!
Coffee and Tea Hour
Panel on Non-Academic Careers in Conservation
The Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology is hosting a Panel on Non-academic Careers in Conservation to answer questions and open discussion about career opportunities in conservation outside of academia. The panel is open to all UC graduate students, post-docs, and faculty who have questions about transitioning a graduate degree in a conservation applicable field into a career outside of academia.
The Panel on Non-academic Careers in Conservation will be held on Tuesday, April 19th in the Multi-purpose room of the Student Community Center. The panel discussion will run from 10AM to 12PM, with a catered lunch following from 12-1:30PM. In the afternoon, from 1:30PM-3:30PM, there will be small group breakout discussions with the panelists. At 4:30PM we will reconvene for a happy hour with the panelists.
See the PDF for information on the amazing panelists we have gathered together for this event! We are pleased to offer a diverse group of successful conservation scientists that represent a large swath of non-academic career options, from governmental agencies to large non-profits.
Registration is required for this free event. Please fill out the form linked below by Thursday, April 14th: Panel on Careers in Conservation Registration.
CMSI Graduate Student and Postdoc Symposium
Please join us for the first Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute Graduate Student and Postdoc Symposium. The event will be on Wednesday, May 25th from 2:00-5:30pm with refreshments to follow, in Plant and Environmental Sciences building, room 3001.
The aim of this symposium is to learn about the amazing work being done by CMSI grad students and postdocs, to foster community, and to identify opportunities for synergy and collaboration. Talks will be in a short format (five minutes long, similar to Ignite without the automatic slide transition), lending to a more conversational and storytelling presentation style intended to stimulate the exchange of new and exciting ideas. Breaks with refreshments and appetizers will be provided to facilitate extended discussion.
To attend and/or present please RSVP by May 1st through this link.
Click here for a PDF of the event.
2016 Ocean Climate Summit
1. The Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation will be held May 17, 2016 at the Fort Mason General's Residence in San Francisco.
2. The Climate-Smart Conservation Training: Introduction to Climate Adaptation for Conservation will be held May 18, 2016 at Lower Fort Mason in San Francisco.
More details will follow shortly!
The Center for Coastal Ocean Issues Symposium - Delta & Longfin Smelt: Is Extinction Inevitable?
The Center for Coastal Ocean Issues Symposium- Delta and Longfin Smelt: Is Extinction Inevitable? was convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program. It was held on March 29, 2016 at UC Davis, in the Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom A, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Click here to view the working agenda.
Click here to view the finalized program.
Click here to view the speaker videos from the Delta and Longfin Smelt symposium.
Changing Ocean Conditions & Emerging Legal Challenges Along the California Coastline - March 11, 2016
The 2016 Symposium, Changing Ocean Conditions & Emerging Legal Challenges along the California Coastline, is presented by the Environmental Law Society, Environs: Environmental Law & Policy Journal at UC Davis School of Law, UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, and California Environmental Law & Policy Center. The day-long event will be held on Friday, March 11, from 9am-5pmat the UC Davis School of Law.
What to do with a Marine and Coastal Science major?
Are you wondering what to do after graduation with a Marine and Coastal Science degree? Interested in finding out more about careers or graduate school? Come to 1347 Storer Hall on February 11 from 12-1pm to hear from faculty advisors on "What to do with a Marine and Coastal Science major"! Free pizza will be provided!
Climate Change Science and Communication in the Pacific West
What's really going on with climate change in the Pacific West? And how do you engage your audiences in climate issues? This free, in-person workshop led by NASA, National Park Service, and others will address these questions. The workshop will provide participants with a foundation in climate science and climate impacts of relevance to western coastal states.
The target audience are Federal, State, Municipal agencies, as well as non-profit and private organizations with science communicators, interpreters, environmental educators and education specialists. Participants should have some experience with communication principles and techniques. Knowledge of climate science is not required. Partners and collaborators planning to work together on joint projects are especially encouraged.
The workshop will be held at The General's Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, on Tuesday - Thursday, May 3-5, 2016.
Click here for more information.
CMSI Holiday Celebration
Please RSVP by December 4th using the google form at http://goo.gl/forms/tC2xWOBxSH
Pack, Snap, and Send it!
We would like to feature pictures of you with your CMSI bag - like UC Davis Professor Nann Fangue on the Oregon coast below! Please send pictures to email@example.com.
And if you'd like a CMSI bag of your own, come pick one up at CMSI, 1347 Storer Hall.
Cal Aggie Alumni Association presents "Science to Sustain the Coast" at Bodega Bay
Join us for an exclusive afternoon of discovery and engagement as UC Davis and the Bodega Marine Lab present "Science to Sustain the Coast." Sample delicious alumni beer and wine and sustainably farmed seafood while you tour the marine lab and hear from renowned UC Davis faculty, Rick Grosberg, Founding Director, Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and Gary Cherr, Director Bodega Marine Lab. You will hear firsthand how this unique and vital partnership is playing a strategic role in the scientific research and preservation of the coast and beyond.
Science to Sustain the Coast
Friday, October 16
Tour 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Reception and Remarks 4 - 6 p.m.
Bodega Marine Lab
2099 Westside Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
$25/person includes appetizers and beverages.
We appreciate your RSVP by Friday, October 9 by clicking here. Should you decide to cancel your registration kindly do so by Friday, October 9 at 5 p.m. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received after this time or no-shows will not be refunded.
Marine and Coastal Sciences Fall Welcome
Center for Coastal Ocean Issues Symposium: California Salmon and Climate Variability
This California Salmon and Climate Variability Symposium is convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute Center for Coastal Ocean Issues and the Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program.
***** REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL FOR THIS EVENT. *****
Call for Posters, visit http://goo.gl/forms/kK45G1mqiI.
BML Summer Session Video Contest
CMSI is hosting a video contest for students taking Summer Sessions I or II at BML. We want students to create a 1-3 minute video showcasing their experience. Prizes will be awarded for creative, fun video content for our website, the public video screens at CMSI, BML, EVE and various social media outlets. Click here to view the video contest flier.
Gift card prizes: First, second and third place ($150, $100, and $50); and nicer CMSI and BML swag for all participants.
Video contest ideas:
“A Day in Bodega Bay” What do you love most about BML Summer Session?
- Life as a student at UCD BML
- Dorm life, classes, research, field trips
- Video on one aspect of life at BML
- Highlight class field trips, dorm life, research project, local experience
or Research Highlights
- Show your research process (inception, experimental design, execution)
- Video and photos of experiments, snippets of final presentation
The deadlines for the video contest follows.
Summer Session I (both Sequences I and II): August 14, 2015.
Summer Session II: September 25, 2015
The deadlines are two weeks after courses end so we suggest students film during the course of the session and work on creating the video after the final presentations. Submit your video by uploading on YouTube, then share it via Facebook (Facebook.com/ucdaviscmsi) or Twitter (@ucd_cmsi).
If you have questions about the video contest or if you experience difficulty submitting your video, please contact email@example.com.
June 9, 2015: Monthly Grad Student/Postdoc Tea & Coffee
CMSI presents a hosted, monthly coffee/tea hour for marine science and policy graduate student and postdocs to connect and develop relationships and collaborations with each other. This is an opportunity to connect with peers and share ideas over caffeinated drinks and sweets.
The first social will be held on June 9, 2015 in 1347 Storer Hall at 3pm and, if there is interest, will continue through the summer or resume again in the fall.
June 7, 2015: CMSI Student BBQ
CMSI invites you to the first graduate student and postdoc social event. Come out to West Manor Park on June 7th from 4-8pm to hang out and meet with your fellow marine science students while enjoying some BBQ and lawn games!
This event is for graduate students and postdocs who study marine science or fields related to marine science, but partners, friends, and family of graduate students and postdocs are welcome.
The CMSI Graduate Student Affairs Committee is hosting the first CMSI social event to bring marine science graduate students and postdocs together to connect and socialize. We want to start developing a sense of community for the graduate students within CMSI to foster novel relationships, collaborations, and connections between BML and UC Davis.
Please RSVP here and inform us of your dietary preference and carpooling needs (BML area students) by June 5th.
June 1, 2015: Undergraduate Pizza Social
Are you an undergrad interested in marine sciences? Are you interested in spending time at Bodega Marine Lab? Do you want to meet other students with similar interests and experience?
Take a break from studying to enjoy lunch and learn more about the Institute, the BML Quarter, the MCS major, and to chat with professors and peers from the EPS, ESP, & BioSci departments. Feel free to stop by and grab a slice. We look forward to meeting you!
11:50-1:30PM @ 1347 Storer Hall
Please click here to RSVP.
Thank you for coming to the undergraduate pizza social! There was a large student turnout, and we hope you learned more about our programs and had a great time socializing with faculty, staff, and fellow peers.
May 6, 2015: New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-DeltaThe UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture and the Delta Stewardship Council is hosting a conference regarding New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. The conference is free and open to the public. Organized by CMSI affiliate Ted Grosholz, the event will be focusing on updating our current understanding of climate impacts based on recent downscaled projections and information about natural and human environments. For more information and a full agenda, click here.
For Faculty and Researchers
December 17, 2013
Life Sciences 1022
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
For Graduate Students and Post Docs