Newsletter-November 2021
The latest news & opportunities from RI C-AIM
2021 SURF and Salve Regina University undergraduate Michelle Beck conducts research on seaweed under RI C-AIM investigator Dr. Lindsay Green-Gavrielidis. Photo by Ciara French
2022 SURF: Submit your proposals!
RI C-AIM is now accepting proposals for our 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students based at our eight partner institutions.

Submitted projects should align with RI C-AIM's overall mission to advance marine science and engineering research to assess, predict and respond to the effects of climate variability on our coastal ecosystems, as well as support efforts in diversity and inclusion, career development, and data and science visualization.

SURF proposals will be accepted until Monday, December 5, 2021.
Upcoming Opportunities
The Story of Plastic Pollution: URI Honors Colloquium
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7 pm

This fall's URI Honors Colloquium is focusing on “Sustaining Our Shores," a series of discussions on climate change, marine pollution and coastal resilience. Next up is Dr. Chelsea Rochman, asst. professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, with her talk, "The Story of Plastic Pollution: From Scientific Evidence to Policy." Register here!
Director of Marine Laboratory position - University of Guam
Due: March 31, 2022

The University of Guam, a NSF EPSCoR-participating institution, is accepting applications for director of its marine laboratory.

Guam EPSCoR is also seeking to hire a senior research associate in crustacean biology, a position which will be converted into tenure-track. Click the links above to learn more.
Remote Sensing and Smart Tech for Marine Litter
November 18 & 19

Organized by the UN's Ocean Decade Laboratories, this event aims to raise awareness about the state-of-the-art capabilities and limitations of remote sensing to support the monitoring and management of marine litter, by means of instruments on board of satellites, aircraft, and drones. More info and register!
Attend the Blue Innovation Symposium
The Blue Innovation Symposium on Feb. 22-24, 2022, brings together a broad spectrum of representatives of the marine technology industry to meet with RI stakeholders in academia and government. Learn more and register!
The News
RI C-AIM's Anderson publishes work on phytoplankton and thermal change
RI C-AIM investigator and recent URI graduate Dr. Stephanie Anderson has published her latest research with Dr. Tatiana Rynearson in Nature Communications titled, "Marine phytoplankon functional types exhibit diverse responses to thermal change." Read it here. Congrats, Dr. Anderson!
Dr. Stephanie I. Anderson. Photo courtesy URI
Dr. Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown. Photo Courtesy Brown University
Fox-Kemper talks climate change with Boston Globe
RI C-AIM investigator and Brown University professor Dr. Baylor Fox-Kemper sat down with the Boston Globe's Rhode Island Report to talk about the IPCC's latest report, of which Fox-Kemper is a co-author, on climate impacts across the globe. Check it out (behind paywall)!
Latest CDP recipient, Farah Nusrat
Farah Nusrat, a civil & environmental engineering doctoral student at URI under RI C-AIM investigator Dr. Vinka Craver, is the latest recipient of RI C-AIM's Career Development Program certificate. The program, run by the URI Metcalf Institute, offers training in skills ranging from mentorship and time management to communication with a variety of audiences. Congrats, Farah!
Farah Nusrat, doctoral student at URI. Photo courtesy Dr. Vinka Craver
Don't Forget
NSF Deadlines: Be sure to consult upcoming funding/project due dates for faculty and students alike from the National Science Foundation through their web portal.
Grad Student & Post-Doc Assistance: If you are a graduate student working on RI C-AIM research, be sure to contact our liaison Sonia Refulio-Coronado for questions about programming and opportunities.
C-AIM Newsletter Archive: Looking for info from a past C-AIM newsletter? Check out our archived newsletter page!