Education and Training
NOAA Fisheries Office of Science & Technology's education and outreach efforts are directed at a wide range of audiences that include K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, the general public, and international fisheries communities. Many of these efforts focus on building capacity and increasing diversity in NOAA Fisheries’ science workforce, particularly in the fields of stock assessment, ecosystem assessment, and marine resource economics.
Undergraduate and Graduate
Student-supported efforts linked to building capacity in fisheries science careers in high demand:
- **NEW** NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Opportunities at NOAA
- NOAA Fisheries Quantitative Ecology and Socioeconomics Training (QUEST) Program
- NMFS/Sea Grant Fellowship Program (done in partnership with Sea Grant)
- Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center (A cooperative agreement between NOAA and a consortium of seven minority-serving institutions focused on preparing a diverse student body for careers in marine and fisheries sciences.
K-12 and the General Public
- NOAA Enrichment in Marine Sciences & Oceanography (NEMO) Program — Program for Washington, D.C.’s inner city schools to promote ocean literacy
- Voices from the Fisheries — The Voices from the Fisheries Database is a central repository for consolidating, archiving, and disseminating oral history interviews related to commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing in the United States and its territories.
- NOAA Teacher at Sea Program
NOAA Fisheries Sea Grant Fellows investigate salmon returning to the Elwha River Restoration Site.
NEMO students pull in a fish trawl on the Potomac River.
Library media specialist holds monkfish aboard research vessel at Jenks West Intermediate School while scientists conduct Sea Scallop Survey.