While many coastal managers have taken advantage of the technical training programs provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, the list of satisfied customers for the people- and process-oriented classes also is growing. Recent examples of these classes, offered by the Center's Coastal Learning Services, include the following:
The Sea Grant program of Washington State is the local host on September 12 through 14 for a seminar in Seattle entitled "Public Issues and Conflict Management." This class helps coastal resource managers understand how to interact successfully with the user groups who often have opposing viewpoints on how coastal resources should be managed.
Coastal Management Skills
A portion of the Coastal Management for Practitioners series will be piloted in Hawaii during the meeting this fall for Islands region managers. This educational series addresses the skills needed by coastal resource managers that often aren't covered in a traditional science-based college curriculum.
Coastal managers from a variety of organizations will come together to participate in the popular, two-day "Needs Assessments" workshop. Center staff and NOAA's Estuarine Reserves Division will help participants learn how to conduct training needs assessments for their programs and partners. The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is the local host for this November 1 and 2 session.
The staff from the Coastal Learning Services also will give a short presentation to explain the benefits of training needs assessments during the Great Lakes Regional Meeting held October 26 through 28.
If you would like more information about these programs or other training programs available from the Center, contact the director of the Center's Coastal Learning Services, Ginger Hinchcliff, at (843) 740-1184 or Ginger.Hinchcliff@noaa.gov.
The third volume in a series of books documenting the legal and technical principles of U.S. maritime boundary delimitation is now available to coastal resource managers.
Shore and Sea Boundaries: Volume Three was written by Michael W. Reed, an attorney and expert involved in maritime boundary issues for almost four decades. In this book, Reed not only documents the legal principles derived from the numerous "tidelands" decisions that have occurred over the past four decades, but also places those decisions in historical context.
The Shore and Sea Boundaries series, which was begun 40 years ago, is an invaluable resource for attorneys, judges, and all those concerned with defining the maritime boundaries of the U.S. Volumes One and Two, by Aaron Shalowitz, were published in 1962 and 1964. Since that time, the U.S. Supreme Court has resolved at least 16 maritime boundary cases, which are covered in the new edition.
Published in June, Volume Three was written under the auspices of the NOAA Coastal Services Center and Office of Coast Survey, and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service.
The cost of the book is $53 plus tax, shipping, and handling. To order Volume Three, contact the U.S. Government Printing Office at (202) 512-1800 or Post Office Box 371954, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 15250.