Fall/Winter 2010

Coastal Management Fellow Kathy Johnson

Education News

Wisconsin Fellow Named

Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program have the honor of sharing the state’s first NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Kathy Johnson, who recently received her master’s degree in city and regional planning from Clemson University in South Carolina. One of five national fellows, Johnson will spend the next two years in Madison developing a toolbox consisting of GIS or other software tools for coastal planners and managers to use in implementing their comprehensive plans and addressing coastal hazards resilience.

“This will be a one-stop shop on the Internet for managers to see how certain conditions such as flooding, climate change, population growth or nonpoint source pollution can affect their coastal communities,” said Johnson. She will present her results at the Coastal Zone Conference in Chicago in 2011 and at the Coastal Society Conference in 2012.

Calling All Former Sea Grant-Supported Graduate Students

Sea Grant is now more than 40 years old!

As part of our five-year review next spring by our federal funding source, the National Sea Grant College Program, we are being asked to document our accomplishments and the impacts of our program. Since graduate student education is such an essential part of our program, we are in the process of doing a survey to learn about the progress of the careers of Sea Grant graduate students supported throughout the years. Results of this survey will be a featured part of our federal program review, which will in large part determine our future funding level. Individual responses may also be included in various program publications, as well as our websites.

A copy of the survey, together with a postage-paid envelope, is enclosed for those residing within the United States. Former students, including those residing abroad, can choose to fill out an online version instead (aqua.wisc.edu/feedback/2010).

Please fill out this survey as soon as possible – but no later than Jan. 17, 2011. As a thank-you, we will send a complimentary copy of our most popular historic poster, Partie Occidentale Du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France ($10 value). This is one of the first maps to accurately portray the five Great Lakes and the northern section of the Mississippi river (greatlakesmaps.org/1688).

In addition, your name will be included in a drawing for a signed copy of our award-winning “People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish.” This 320-page, beautifully illustrated, coffee-table book chronicles the history of this remarkable fish and the cultural traditions it has spawned (winnebagosturgeon.org).

We thank you for your continued support of our program and look forward to your response. Questions? Contact Mary Lou Reeb at mlreeb@aqua.wisc.edu.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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