Breaking Waves: Ocean News

10/31/2014 - 00:29
South Uist: For many, these island landfalls, far from their intended destination, will prove to be their last Continue reading...
10/30/2014 - 20:59
Australia passes new climate policy that fails to address the key problem of massive over use of fossil fuels Continue reading...
10/30/2014 - 20:27
Despite Abbott government instruction, the green bank says it is legally obliged to continue operating until legislated not to Continue reading...
10/30/2014 - 16:30
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10/30/2014 - 14:45
Epidemic threatening protected UK native species may have spread from Asia to Europe through the exotic pets trade Continue reading...
10/30/2014 - 14:25
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10/30/2014 - 11:55
Sale of coal mines and power plants would enable the state-owned energy company to meet its emissions targets without reducing pollution Continue reading...
10/30/2014 - 09:42
NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head for the Ocean Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE).   The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of biological and physical oceanography research. The incumbent is responsible to the Division Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted funds for the Section, which includes the Biological Oceanography and Physical Oceanography programs. The Division of Ocean Sciences supports research, infrastructure, and education to advance understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and ocean basins, including their interactions with people and the integrated Earth system. The Section Head participates with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division of Ocean Sciences; assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, human capital management including recruitment of staff, budget preparation for submission to congress, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. Appointment to this Senior Executive Service position may be on a career or on a one to three-year limited-term basis, with a salary range of $157,000 to $174,100.  Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. Announcement OCE-2014-0013, with the position requirements and application procedures are posted on NSF’s Home Page at http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/.  Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting the Executive Personnel Staff at 703-292-4345 (Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090).  Applications must be received by October 31, 2014 NOVEMBER 14, 2014. NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
10/30/2014 - 09:39
NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head for the Marine Geosciences Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE).   The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of marine geology, geophysics, paleaoceanography, and chemical oceanography research. Responsible to the Division Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted funds for the Section, which includes the Chemical Oceanography and Marine Geology and Geophysics programs. The Division of Ocean Sciences supports research, infrastructure, and education to advance understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and ocean basins, including their interactions with people and the integrated Earth system. The Section Head participates with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division of Ocean Sciences; assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, human capital management including recruitment of staff, budget preparation for submission to congress, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. Appointment to this Senior Executive Service position may be on a career or on a one to three-year limited-term basis, with a salary range of $157,000 to $174,100.  Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. Announcement OCE-2014-0016, with the position requirements and application procedures are posted on NSF’s Home Page at http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/.  Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting the Executive Personnel Staff at 703-292-4345 (Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090).  Applications must be received by October 31, 2014 NOVEMBER 14, 2014. NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
10/30/2014 - 08:12
Worrying increase in amount of rubbish illegally dumped on roadsides and back alleys cost local authorities £45m last year Has flytipping increased in your area? Continue reading...