NextGen Brings More Aircraft Noise to SoCal

The Next-Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will most likely bring more aircraft noise to Southern California.  Residents of Mar Vista, Culver City, Santa Monica, and Pacific Palisades already are noticing jets flying in and out at lower altitudes and more often.  This is because the NextGen system uses satellites instead of air traffic controllers for precision separation of aircraft, allowing them to fly at lower altitudes and much closer together for landings and departures.  Continue reading

GIS Project Manager Position

The City of Long Beach Technology & Innovation (TI) Department has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time classified Business Systems Specialist VI position (GIS Project Manager) within the Business Information Systems Bureau. The GIS Project Manager for the City of Long Beach is a critical position responsible for developing, operating and managing the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cityworks Work Order Systems. Continue reading

Digital Coast Fellowship Opportunities

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016.  This program is modeled after the Coastal Management fellowship program and has a similar mission: to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to Digital Coast Partnership organizations. The fellowship positions start in August 2016 and are available with: the Association of State Floodplain Managers in Madison, Wisconsin; the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association in Wells, Maine; and The Nature Conservancy in Seattle, Washington. Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/digitalcoast.html. Continue reading