Welcome 2024 Davidson Fellows!

May 29, 2024

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced the third cohort of Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellows! Established in 2020, this unique national program offers graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative research that supports community needs at one of 30 sites in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

A big thank you to our partners at NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and our congressional champions for providing this opportunity for next generation coastal professionals to get their start at a Reserve.

This fall, the new fellows will begin work at Reserves, where they will lead collaborative cross-discipline research projects with scientists, community leaders, and other Reserve partners. This experience will be enhanced with national networking and professional development opportunities to help fellows build the skills that coastal professionals need.

Outgoing fellows have explored a range of issues, many focused on helping people and natural resources understand and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

As the U.S. makes historic federal investments in coastal resilience, training up the next generation of coastal professionals is a top priority,” observes Rebecca Roth, director of the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA). “We are deeply grateful to Congress and NOAA for recognizing that Reserves are ideal places for this training to occur and providing the resources to make it happen.”

More information about the program and a list of fellows are available on the NOAA OCM website. Please join NERRA in sharing widely and welcoming the latest Davidson fellows to our System!

The 2022 cohort of fellows and fellowship learning coordinators at the 2024 fellowship career workshop.

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ReservesWelcome 2024 Davidson Fellows!