If you’re a marine debris specialist, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is still looking for nominees to serve as members of the Marine Debris Foundation board of directors.
NOAA originally posted an announcement seeking nominees in May.
The original announcement stated the board will consist of 12 directors plus the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere:
“The Board shall represent diverse points of view relating to the assessment, prevention, reduction, and removal of marine debris. Expertise is being sought in the following categories: (1) The assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris, which may include an individual with expertise in post-consumer materials management or a circular economy; (2) the assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris outside the United States; (3) ocean and coastal resource conservation science or policy; (4) international perspectives on marine debris, including expertise in trade agreements, treaties, or foreign policy; and (5) fundraising and nonprofit management.”
The notice issued this week states that nominations are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 27th, 2021.
For more information on the board’s responsibilities and how to apply, go to marinedebris.noaa.gov.