Suggestion Box: Workforce Development for the New Blue Economy
Issue. Successful growth in the New Blue Economy hinges on the availability of people interested in an ocean-based career regardless of discipline (e.g., engineering, software programming or robotics) or program (e.g., field work, program management, policy management, data and information services, engineering).
Opportunity. At the NOAA booth during the Oceanology America’s conference (Feb 14-16, 2023), attendees will be offered the opportunity to provide suggestions on how the workforce may be encouraged towards a career in ocean observations via a QR code that links to the NOAA NBE webpage. Through these suggestions, attendees will be helping to shape a proposed NSF-NOAA workshop focused on growing the ocean technical workforce, including the focus, number, invitees and speakers, and structure of any future NSF and NOAA co-hosted events.
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