Hello OSG Community,
I wanted to introduce myself and give you a brief summary of what I’ll be up to.
So…hello and nice to meet you! I am one of the two new Natural Resource Policy Fellows. I joined the ranks in October and I am now working with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) Marine Resource Program (MRP) in Newport, Oregon.
Generally speaking, over the next year I will provide support for the current statewide marine spatial planning effort. More specifically, I will assist with the development of the “Nearshore Ecological Data Atlas” (NEDA), a GIS-based resource that will be displayed on Oregon MarineMap. NEDA will feature a collection of ecological data sets (biological, oceanographic, habitat, etc.) and will be an important resource for current and future planning and management efforts. I will also help with public outreach efforts and serve as MRP’s primary coordinator between NEDA and Oregon MarineMap project partners.
That is a general overview of what I will be up to. But, if I’ve learned anything over the last month or so….everyday is a new day, and everyday brings something different and exciting. My fellowship is just beginning to pick up steam and I look forward to keeping you abreast of exciting highlights and accomplishments over the next year!
Cheers to all,