NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Kathy Johnson

Credit: Carolyn Rumery Betz/UW Sea Grant
Contact: Terri Liebmann, UW Sea Grant Institute. If the application period is open, other details can be found here.

This two-year fellowship is intended to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. Wisconsin has sent candidates through this program.

More information about the coastal management fellowship can be found on the Coastal Services Center website.

In 2010-12, Kathy Johnson  joined the Wisconsin Sea Grant staff as a NOAA coastal management fellow. She came from Clemson University and had been nominated by South Carolina Sea Grant. Hers was the only project on the Great Lakes in the cycle, and it represented the first in four years for the region. Johnson’s work contributed to the construction of a Great Lakes spatial decision-support toolbox to address comprehensive plan implementation and coastal hazards resilience.UW Sea Grant collaborated with the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program on the project.

Additionally, Julia Caldwell Noordyk was placed as

a fellow with the Maine Coastal Program to develop a marine spatial planning approach for ocean management in Maine. Julia was nominated by Wisconsin Sea Grant and secured one of the five fellowships available for 2010 - 12. Noordyk joined Wisconsin Sea Grant as a specialist in coastal storms and water quality in 2013.