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January 18, 2011
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)
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The First Global Conference on Oceans Climate and Security

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The First Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security

For over a decade, some policy makers and progressive thinkers in military and intelligence establishments have indicated concern about the impacts of climate change and threats to national and human security. A major element of that concern is the impact of climate change on oceans, and how sea level rise, warming, acidification, and the disappearance of ice mass in the North and South poles will pose threats to our national security. These threats can be direct, such as impacting our military installations at sea level, and indirect, such as by the destabilization of populations and countries through the loss of food sources and flooding.

The purpose of the First Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security (GCOCS) is to:

• Raise the awareness level of the threat of climate change to our oceans and the consequent threat to our human and national security,
• Identify, prioritize and fill the knowledge gaps in science and technology which inhibit understanding of and adaption to future threats;
• Generate global security policy and governance recommendations in the light of the climate, ocean, and security continuum.

GCOCS will help shape our collective understanding and positively influence our futures through strategic and important conversations enhanced by cross-pollination of diverse, multi-disciplinary perspectives elicited through plenary, panel and world café sessions.

This Conference is a joint presentation of the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security at the University of Massachusetts at Boston (CIOCS) and Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle). GCOCS will be held May 21-23, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.


The GCOCS website will go live in February, 2011. In the meantime, for more information please email CIOCS@umb.edu.


October 6, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)
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CIOCS Signature Collaborator Battelle Recruiting for Entry-level Positions

CIOCS Signature Collaborator Battelle is recruiting for two entry-level technical and research positions: Research Associate (full-time) and a Technician (part-time, as needed).

Research Associate (Full-Time, Permanent)
Duxbury, MA
Integrity, confidence, discipline and commitment define your career in Battelle’s National Security Global Business. Battelle was built on a firm foundation of honesty, integrity, and outstanding service and the work we do in national security impacts lives around the world; whether we’re creating armor for military applications, testing a life-saving vaccine, or developing a more efficient hydrogen fuel cell. At Battelle, we reward the best work with more responsibility, positions to grow and develop, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.

Battelle’s Environmental Product Line specializes in a science-based approach to protect and manage environmental resources – particularly those related to the coastal, marine, and freshwater environment. The Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (EAM) Section include field and environmental services support work. The field team currently participates in a variety of programs in support of environmental and engineering projects, watershed management, water resource modeling, marine and freshwater ecosystem monitoring, and natural resource assessments.

Our Environmental Product Line is currently seeking a Research Associate. This position is located in Duxbury, MA.

The successful candidate will be a team player with experience in conducting a variety of environmental field surveys. Typical work will include sediment, water, and/or ground water sampling and collection of in situ (geographic, hydrographic, sensor) data in support of environmental assessments. The ideal candidate will be attentive to detail and cognizant of industry quality standards for environmental field sampling. He/she will be expected to conduct environmental field investigations under the general supervision of a project/program manager and to contribute to project planning, team coordination, subcontractor management, logistics planning, and operation and maintenance of survey equipment. Work will include a mix of field and office assignments and occasional travel will be required. The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures within the marine science field and uses established procedures to perform assigned technical work under the direction of more senior research staff. In addition to the field work, the successful candidate will assist more senior research staff and project managers in the evaluation and interpretation of scientific data as well as be responsible for specific portions of projects as assigned and provides solutions to an assortment of problems. In addition to the field work, the successful candidate will also support non-field projects and will display the capability to be flexible and adaptable in a multiple project environment.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
· BA/BS in biology, environmental science, oceanography or related field and 2- 4 years experience in conducting environmental field surveys.
· Experience in the acquisition of survey data using a variety of field sampling equipment (hydrographic instrumentation, sediment grabs, sediment corers, geophysical instruments, etc) is required.
· Candidates must have proven written and verbal skills and competence with basic word processing programs and spreadsheets.
· Competence with basic navigational tools is also required.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

· MS in biology, environmental science, or related field.
· Current 40-hour OSHA training.

BENEFITS
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, employee pension, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers.
 

Technician (Part-Time, As-Needed)
Duxbury, MA
Integrity, confidence, discipline and commitment define your career in Battelle’s National Security Global Business. Battelle was built on a firm foundation of honesty, integrity, and outstanding service and the work we do in national security impacts lives around the world; whether we’re creating armor for military applications, testing a life-saving vaccine, or developing a more efficient hydrogen fuel cell. At Battelle, we reward the best work with more responsibility, positions to grow and develop, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.

Battelle’s Environmental Product Line specializes in a science-based approach to protect and manage environmental resources – particularly those related to the coastal, marine, and freshwater environment. The Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (EAM) Section include field and environmental services support work. The field team currently participates in a variety of programs in support of environmental and engineering projects, watershed management, water resource modeling, marine and freshwater ecosystem monitoring, and natural resource assessments.

Our Environmental Product Line is currently seeking a Technician. This position is located in Duxbury, MA.

The successful candidate will be a team player with experience in conducting a variety of environmental field surveys. Typical work will include sediment, water, and/or ground water sampling and collection of in situ (geographic, hydrographic, sensor) data in support of environmental assessments. The ideal candidate will be attentive to detail and cognizant of industry quality standards for environmental field sampling. He/she will be expected to conduct environmental field investigations under the general supervision of a project/program manager and to contribute to project planning, team coordination, subcontractor management, logistics planning, and operation and maintenance of survey equipment. Work will include a mix of field and office assignments and occasional travel will be required.

No hours are guaranteed for this position. The position will be called upon to support field surveys as the staffing is required. Every effort will be made to provide advance planning for staffing to include this position where necessary.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
· High School Diploma and 2- 4 years experience in conducting environmental field surveys.
· Experience in the acquisition of survey data using a variety of field sampling equipment (hydrographic instrumentation, sediment grabs, sediment corers, geophysical instruments, etc) is required.
· Candidates must have proven written and verbal skills and competence with basic word processing programs and spreadsheets.
· Competence with basic navigational tools is also required.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

· B.S./B.A. in biology, environmental science, or related field.
· Current 40-hour OSHA training.

Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers.

 


 

June 23, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)
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Battelle signs Memorandum of Understanding with CIOCS

On Wednesday, June 9th, the world’s largest non-profit, Battelle Memorial Institute, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Collaborative Institute, becoming CIOCS’ first Signature Collaborator.  Battelle offers expertise and access to a wealth of scientific tools for assessing the state of the world’s oceans.   Additionally, Battelle is assisting in the planning and execution of the Collaborative Institute’s First Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security, proposed for Autumn 2011.

 


 

June 23, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)
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Visit the new Collaborative Institute photo site!

The Collaborative Institute has created a Flickr page to chronicle the events hosted and attended by collaborators, leadership committees and staff. Visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciocs/ to see photos from:

  • The Collaborative Institute’s Open House reception at their home in the Venture Development Center on April 29th, 2010
  • The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Capitol Hill Oceans Week Leadership Awards dinner on June 8th, 2010, in Washington, DC
  • The Collaborative Institute’s Washington DC Reception and Council of Advisors Meeting on June 10th, 2010
  • Executive Director Robbin Peach presenting at The Coastal Society’s 22nd Annual Meeting with colleagues in June 2010. 

 


 

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