Ocean Mapping Specialist – Makah Tribe

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The Ocean Mapping Specialist (OMS) will work with staff from across the organization to enhance the Tribe’s capacity to engage with regional ocean planning and management. The Tribe’s inter-departmental Ocean Policy Work Group and key natural and cultural resource staff need additional mapping and data to support our engagement in a host of ocean planning processes (e.g., siting of research buoys, proposed shipping lane changes, development of offshore wind, etc.). The additional capacity provided by the OMS will support the protection and management of Makah treaty resources and ocean spaces. The OMS is responsible for documenting staff data and mapping needs and priorities, working through the West Coast Ocean Alliance (WCOA) Data Portal to identify useful data and gaps, and developing internal mapping capacity to support the Tribe’s engagement on ocean planning topics. The OMS will also travel to and participate in regional ocean planning meetings to support data development.

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