Top 10 Effects of an Ocean Shutdown

by Leslie Irwin, Communications Fellow, @leirwin129 This post was inspired by a ScienceOnline Oceans workshop for “sexier” blogging (#sciosexy). Considering how many of us marine policy fellows in DC are currently affected by the government shutdown, I felt that this was appropriate. I also hope that this will spark a conversation about the importance of…

Finding Common Ground between Research and Policy

by Leslie Irwin, NOAA Research, Office of Communications “I think anyone trying to work in NOAA headquarters should be required to work in the field at some point in their career.” This was the advice of NOAA’s chief operating officer and Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, David Kennedy, at one of our Knauss lunches. Since…