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MTS Early Career Ocean Professionals and IEEE OES Young Professionals Networking Breakfast & Listening Session

The purpose of this session is to hear the views, opinions, and perspectives of current and future MTS Early Career Ocean Professionals, or ECOPs (i.e., those within 10 years of completing their last professional degree) and IEEE OES Young Professionals (YPs) about their unique experiences through large and small group discussion. Understanding the perspectives of the emerging workforce is critical to both MTS and IEEE OES in order to provide relevant content and support to ECOPs and YPs. The mission of this event is to provide a safe and inclusive space for ECOPs and YPs to network with one another and brainstorm future professional opportunities in MTS and IEEE OES. Given space constraints, please RSVP via this survey. Attendance will be validated on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to university students, ECOPs, and YPs, but others are welcome to attend as space warrants.

Facilitated by Dr. Josh Kohut

Dr. Josh Kohut earned a B.S. in physics from the College of Charleston and a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Rutgers University.  Josh is currently a professor in the department of marine and coastal sciences at Rutgers University and a member of the Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership. Using networks of ocean observing technologies, his research and extension programs focus on the ocean processes that structure marine ecosystems. He is involved in many research and education programs that range in scope from storm intensity, offshore wind, and local water quality monitoring off the NJ coast; regional fisheries along the US east coast; and environmental studies of polar ecosystems in the coastal waters surrounding Antarctica. He has developed relationships across stakeholder groups to ensure his work is collaborative, relevant, and informs applications, decision-making and management of ocean resources.