NatureServe, on behalf of the Coastal-Marine EBM Tools Network, is seeking an EBM Tools Training Coordinator. S/he will coordinate the development and delivery of training on tools and toolkits to facilitate integrated land-sea management and marine spatial management. Training focus will be on U.S. West Coast management communities but will include other U.S. and international organizations as well. The Tools Training Coordinator will be co-managed by NatureServe (coordinator of the Coastal-Marine EBM Tools Network) and NOAA Coastal Services Center. The Training Coordinator will be based at the NOAA Coastal Services Center West Coast Regional Office in Oakland, California (co-located with the offices of the California Ocean Science Trust). He/she will be an employee of NatureServe which offers a competitive benefits package. Click on this link for detailed information about this job and how to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open until filled. Application submission by mid-September is encouraged.
On September 30, 1 pm US EDT, the Ecosystem Based Management Tools Network will offer a webinar – Overview of Science Communication Tools – by Bill Dennison and Tim Carruthers of the University of Maryland. The Integration and Application Network (IAN) produces a variety of communication products including newsletters, posters, books, reports, brochures, and conceptual diagrams. These products synthesize scientific findings using effective science communication techniques. This webinar will give an overview of the scientific communication products that IAN produces with a focus on conceptual diagrams and conceptual diagramming tools. Conceptual diagrams or “thought drawings” depict essential attributes of the system and can evolve to capture increased understanding of the system. They can help clarify thinking and avoid ambiguity, provide a communication interface that combines current scientific understanding with community priorities and environmental values, and identify gaps and priorities. IAN provides a variety of resources, examples, tools and tutorials available along with a symbol library of over 1500 custom symbols to help you produce your own conceptual diagrams. Learn more Web conferencing information about this tool demonstration will be sent out via the EBM Tools Network mailing list a few weeks before the webinar.