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New Program Manager Recruited for Hypoxia Research Coordination

David Kidwell has joined NCCOS’s Ecosystem Stressors Research Branch, where he will serve as a program manager for hypoxia activities. He will oversee several projects supporting the mandates of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA). This includes hypoxia projects in the Gulf of Mexico and a Chesapeake Bay HAB project testing method to control blooms, one of the first Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of HABs Program (PCMHAB) projects. Dave is also managing the Gulf of Mexico Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise project.

He will also be responsible for the NOAA Sentinel Site Program’s Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, serve as the federal lead for hypoxia for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, and lead NCCOS NEPA activities for the new PCMHAB Program. Dave has worked with NCCOS for six years, first as a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow and then as a contractor.

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