The Saint-Venant Hydraulics Laboratory seeks to fill an 18 month post-doctoral position in the field of parametric shape optimization for hydraulic and environmental problems. The aim of this post-doctoral position is to develop an efficient numerical tool based on the TELEMAC system able to deliver optimal shape design for hydraulic engineering applications. Successful applicants should, by the start of the appointment, have a Ph.D., or equivalent experience in Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or Mechanical/Civil Engineering. Experience of high performance numerical computing and/or programming are highly desirable. Applicants should send to Drs. Riadh Ata (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cedric Goeury (email@example.com) a CV and a cover letter. All applications completed by May 15th 2017 will receive full consideration, but candidates are urged to submit all required material as soon as possible.
DHI is looking for an expert in estuarine morphological processes and advanced numerical models as a tool for solving real engineering problems. We offer a position where you will be working with DHI’s advanced model portfolio for specialist consultancy and become an important contributor to improve, develop and apply our advanced modelling tools for estuarine and marine problems. For further information, please contact Dr. Nicholas Grunnet, Head of Dept. for Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics, DHI Denmark, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or +45 45 16 95 54.Please submit your application including CV via the relevant job posting on DHI’s website.
October 7, 2016
Coastal engineering/risk analysis job – FEMA
FEMA is looking for coastal specialists to join the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, as a part of the Risk MAP Program. This is an exciting time in the coastal flood risk program, where we develop and deliver data, tools, and outreach to help our nation’s most vulnerable coastal communities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters. Interested persons, with strong coastal modeling and processes expertise, should consider applying for this posting, which closes October 7th. Only US citizens may apply and a strong resume, which addresses the specific qualifications in the posting is necessary. If you have specific questions, please contact me via email (email@example.com).
The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track (9 month) position of Assistant Professor in the area of Geological Oceanography. The successful candidate will compliment and strengthen existing research and teaching capabilities of our graduate (M.S and Ph.D.) programs in Marine Sciences. Information on faculty research interests and teaching can be found at https://www.southalabama.edu/marinesciences/.
The following positions are available with the European Marine Energy Centre:
Associate Biologist – Marine Taxonomic Services (MTS)
Seeking highly motivated associate biologists to work out of the San Diego office. At MTS an associate biologist can successfully design sampling programs, implement investigations, and write project reports. A senior biologist oversees their work and work products are reviewed prior to submittal to clients. Click here for a full job description.
Executive Director – Friends of Ballona Wetlands
Friends of Ballona Wetlands is seeking a full-time Executive Director (ED) who will lead the organization and direct staff in implementing projects and programs in alignment with the mission and strategic plan of this preeminent non-profit in the Ballona Watershed, located in Playa del Rey, California. Click here for a full job description.
September 18, 2016
Environmental Scientist / Oceanographer
RPS ASA is seeking an individual with a strong background in environmental science and or oceanography. Experience in the application of quantitative analyses to solve environmental problems associated with contaminants in terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric ecosystems is required. The candidate must have strong technical writing skills and clear verbal communication skills with experience in modeling. Programming (Matlab/Python/Fortran), ArcGIS, proficiency of the MS Office Suite, research, and presentation skills are highly desirable. Some familiarity with hydrocarbon chemistry is welcome. The candidate should have a Master’s level degree in a hard science such as oceanography, chemistry (or chemical engineering/oceanography), other environmental sciences or equivalent.
The successful applicant must be motivated and demonstrate an ability to work on highly dynamic and interactive projects both independently and as a team.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RPS ASA is a global science and technology solutions company. Through consulting, environmental modeling, and application development, RPS ASA helps a diverse client base to investigate their issues of concern and obtain functional answers. RPS ASA, 55 Village Square Drive, South County Commons, South Kingstown, RI 02879 www.rpsgroup.com / www.asascience.co
September 9, 2016
I Love A Clean San Diego – Development Manager
I Love A Clean San Diego is in the business of change. Help us awaken passion and inspire environmental action, as we work to improve the health and beauty of San Diego. If you’re looking for a dynamic, impact-driven organization that values passion and professionalism, we want to meet you! I Love A Clean San Diego is passion in action.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full Time, Exempt
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Development Manager is responsible for implementing comprehensive fundraising programs directed at individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities. Support the work of the Executive Director and participate in various internal and external committee appointments as needed. Represent ILACSD throughout the community and communicate consistent messages around ILACSD’s mission, programs, and impact.
• Leads and energizes ILACSD fundraising initiatives, including prospecting, solicitations to individuals, foundations, and corporations, fundraising events, and grant writing (grant writing = approx. 50% of position)
• Identifies and pursues appropriate long and short term partnerships and opportunities to meet the needs of the organization; Works with Executive Director on prospecting and solicitations
• Fosters positive relationships with community groups and elected officials, and oversees government relations
• Provides strategic oversight and sets goals for fundraising deliverables
• Stewards ILACSD’s existing donors, and secures new individual donors
• Coordinates & manages ILACSD’s fundraising events (2-3 small to mid-scale per year)
• Oversees donor management- including supervising processes and updates in donor management database, reporting, and donor acknowledgement
• Collaborates with Senior Director of Operations, Finance staff, and program staff on fundraising efforts
• Motivates and trains staff for fundraising initiatives as needed
• Attends the organization’s events when needed
• Monitors performance parameters in line with the strategic plan and private grant requirements
• Implements and reports fundraising outcomes
• Plays the role of ultimate accountability for legal, moral and prudent operations within ILACSD development
• Creates, monitors, and accounts for the revenue and expense budget within ILACSD Development
• Assists with engaging the board in fundraising and provides support to the board and E.D.; Attends board meetings during sections related to fundraising and development
• Attends Board Fundraising committee meetings and works with the E.D. and Board Fundraising Chair to lead committee activities
• Updates and tracks Board Give & Get contributions
• Manages the coordination and fundraising for annual board fundraising event
• Understanding of environmental issues, and a deep passion for the environment
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills & experience writing grants (preferred)
• At least 2 years’ experience & demonstrated success in fundraising, sales, business development, or related field
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of San Diego region (preferred)
• Strong business acumen and problem solving skills
• Excellent computer and technical skills
• Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
• Commitment to working in a team environment
• Self-starter and independently motivated
• Experience with DonorPerfect or other donor management software preferred
• Ability to connect with diverse audiences
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
I Love A Clean San Diego is a values-driven organization so it’s essential all team members exhibit ILACSD’s following core values and office culture:
Live the mission
Inspire environmental change
Exhibit positive attitude
Communicate openly to ensure collaboration
Understanding and supportive of each other and the team
Respect others and value their opinions
Encourage learning and growth
• Must have access to reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License
• Occasional evening and weekend work is required to attend development events
• Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 lbs.
Compensation & Benefits
• Salary $50,000 – $55,000 per year
• Cell phone reimbursement up to $75 per month
• Employer-sponsored for modest health and dental plans (value approx. $5,000+ / year
• 403(b) plan
• Flexible schedule Paid time off (PTO/Sick) plan
• Generous paid holiday schedule (approx. 11 holidays)
• Other fringe benefits
If interested in applying, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements in a word or pdf format to Pauline Martinson at email@example.com. No calls please.
NOAA Center for Tsunami Research group leader position
The NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle, Washington, USA is seeking a Supervisory Oceanographer to serve as scientific and managerial Group Leader of the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR).
For current and former federal employees:
For all other qualified applicants:
Deadline to Apply is September 20, 2016
Please contact Allie Kemp with questions
September 1, 2016
Academic Coordinator/Unit 18 Lecturer: Masters of Advanced Studies – Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Seeking a creative leader to fill the working title of Executive Director of MAS-MBC at SIO with a professional in the field of marine biodiversity and conservation. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as a Unit 18 Lecturer when fulfilling teaching responsibilities.
The Executive Director assumes lead responsibility for innovative development of the training program, coordination with professional organizations in the field, recruitment and mentorship of all MAS-MBC students, and instructional lead of the flagship interdisciplinary, multi-instructor, summer course.
The Executive Director is in charge of the intellectual content, ongoing development, and management of the MAS-MBC program, as well as development and evaluation of courses offered by faculty and researchers at SIO, other UCSD departments, and experts in external organizations relevant to MBC.
The successful candidate should have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will enhance diversity and equity efforts at SIO, UC San Diego and in the field of marine conservation at a national level.
The successful candidate will participate in teaching as an instructor or co-instructor of selected MAS-MBC courses including ones in the candidate’s area of specialization.
The Executive Director works closely with the MAS-MBC Administrator, the MAS-MBC Program Chair, the MAS-MBC Steering Committee, staff in the SIO Education Department, SIO Alumni Office, and faculty and researchers across UCSD.
In addition, the Executive Director is expected to develop and maintain an extensive, professional network with external individuals, organizations, and businesses related to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation and act as a bridge between external organizations and the university.
The Executive Director takes the lead in student recruitment, advising, networking, and job counseling as well as collaboration with UCSD alumni organizations to track past graduates from the program.
The Executive Director reports to the SIO Department Chair while working closely with the MAS-MBC Program Chair.
The payroll title will be proposed at the Academic Coordinator I, II, or III level, commensurate with education, experience and University of California pay scales, and is subject to review and reappointment every two or three years (specific to level).
Qualifications and skills include:
– Must have a graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in marine biology, marine conservation, marine management, ocean policy and law, or related field. PhD or JD degrees are preferred, however, exceptional individuals with a Master’s and equivalent training and/or experience may be considered.
– Related policy and non-academic organization experience.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills including evidence of excellence in teaching.
– Ability to work effectively in a higher education environment, both academically and administratively.
– Experience in educational and/or public outreach activities.
– Proven ability to work independently and efficiently.
– Ability to maintain and analyze data and compose reports.
– Ability to communicate effectively both in person and in writing with diverse campus communities.
– Proven administrative background to effectively manage staffing and resource requirements in a higher education environment.
For full consideration, please apply by the 10/3/16 deadline:
August 12, 2016
Project Manager – The State Coastal Conservancy
The State Coastal Conservancy has a position open for a project manager, most likely to work in its Central Coast program. The position, Conservancy Project Development Analyst I, involves developing and managing projects to protect and restore coastal habitats and provide public access to natural areas. This would be a full-time, permanent position based out of our office in Oakland. For more information, please see the job announcement here.
USGS seeking Coastal Climate Hazards Modeling Support Position in Santa Cruz (CA) Office
This position is in the Coastal and Marine Geology Program at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. The Program conducts geological, geophysical and related oceanographic studies of the coastal zones and continental margin of the Pacific coastal states, Hawaii and Alaska. Click here for more information.
August 5, 2016
Research Associate needed to work on climate resilience for seaports at University of Rhode Island
In collaboration with the PI and team members, conduct United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) funded qualitative and quantitative research to develop a climate risk and vulnerability indexing tool that contributes to a deeper understanding of storm resilience for maritime freight nodes (i.e., seaports.) Apply at https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1551
Senior Maritime Infrastructure Recruiter at Sovereign Business Resources Ltd
French speaking maritime Business Development Manager for Paris, the position is working for a major global consultancy, candidate will need to have come from strong maritime infrastructure background and have a good network of contacts within the industry in either Asia, Africa or south America. Apply here.
July 29, 2016
Environmental Scientist, Water Quality Modeler (nutrients, estuaries)
The San Francisco Estuary Institute is hiring a full-time numerical modeling position (requisition 16-04CW) in Richmond, CA, USA. This new hire will join the Nutrients Group and contribute to the development and application of water quality and hydrodynamic models in SF Bay as part of SFEI’s Clean Water Program. The full advertisement and directions for applying are posted here.
Marine Structural Engineer
Cummins Cederberg is seeking a Marine Structural Engineer to join its team in Miami, Florida. The ideal candidate will be self-motivating, pro-active and with a solid background in structural engineering. This individual will be involved in the analysis, design and construction of interesting waterfront projects in local and remote locations. We are a growing coastal and marine engineering firm with projects throughout Florida, Caribbean and Latin America, serving both private and public clients.
– Coordinating and executing field investigations, such as surveying, geotechnical borings, and condition assessments of existing structures.
– Engineering design of new, repair and replacement marine structures.
– Development and production of design drawings and specifications.
– Technical support for obtaining environmental regulatory approvals.
– Construction bid packages, special inspections, and general administration
– Project management and team communication
– Group presentations and public speaking
– Work on multiple projects and manage production schedules
– Keep organized records of project related decisions and documents
– Domestic and international travel
– B.S. degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (M.S. Degree preferred)
– 5+ years of experience in structural engineering (coastal/marine facilities preferred)
– Advanced English technical writing and communication skills
– Knowledge of AutoCAD software
– Experience with structural design software (e.g. STAAD, SAP2000, or RAM Elements)
– Knowledge of relevant design codes and practices (e.g. FBC, ACI-318, AISC, NDS, etc.)
– Dive certification and/or strong water/boating skills a plus
– Spanish fluency a plus
– Professional Engineering License in Florida, or the ability to obtain or transfer from another state within six months.
– Eligible to work in the US without sponsorship
July 22, 2016
Postdoc position (3 years) on sediment transport and morphodynamics at FZK
Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK) is a Joint Institution of Leibniz Universität
Hannover and Technische Universität Braunschweig and one of the leading
institutions in coastal research. The core facility of FZK is the Large Wave
Flume (Großer Wellenkanal, GWK), which is one of the largest laboratory
facilities of its kind worldwide.
For the assistance in national and international research projects we are
Research Associate (postdoc)
in the field of coastal sediment transport and morphodynamics. The position
is full-time, limited to a duration of three years and shall be filled until
1st October 2016. The salary is based on the German Civil Service system for
employees up to E 14 TV-L, depending on personal qualification.
Tasks and responsibilities:
The major focus will be to look into the details of transport processes of
mixed sediments as well as the influence of plants (seagrass meadows or salt
marshes) on sediment transport and morphodynamics. The investigations are
based on large scale laboratory experiments in GWK, using state-of-the-art
acoustical and optical measuring techniques (e.g. ADV, ABS, LIDAR). It is
expected that the candidates will independently coordinate and carry out the
planning and execution of the experiments as well as the processing and
analysis of the measurement data. Further emphasis is on the numerical
simulation of sediment- and morphodynamic processes and requires a good
understanding about the use and potential improvement of corresponding
numerical models (e.g. OpenFoam, XBeach, Delft3D). It is generally expected
that every colleague plays an active part in all FZK activities and assists
to set up new research proposals directed towards the further development of
Interested candidates are invited to send their full application until 14th
August 2016, including motivation letter, detailed CV and academic records
by email or postal mail to
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schimmels
Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK)
Cal-IPC hiring – Conservation Program Manager
The Conservation Program Manager will plan and implement projects focused on invasive plant management, with project types including
regional mapping and treatment plans; land manager trainings; risk assessment for Cal – IPC’s invasive plant inventory; and outreach to restoration volunteers. Click here for more information.
July 15, 2016
Faculty Positions in Ocean Engineering at U.S. Naval Academy
The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), located in Annapolis, Maryland has two tenure-track faculty positions open in the Ocean Engineering Program. Because the USNA is part of the U.S. federal government, the positions will be filled preferentially by U.S. citizens. Under federal hiring rules, the USNA can only consider applications from non-U.S. citizens if you are a permanent resident or if you have a well-documented history of living and working in the U.S. for a period of several years. For additional information on the Ocean Engineering Program, see the USNA’s web page. Further details regarding theses positions can also be found here. Contact David L. Kriebel, PhD, PE; Chair, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Department, USNA, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the positions.
July 8, 2016
Marine Operations Manager – Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following position: Marine Operations Manager (Research Specialist III) in the School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science. For more information, click here.
Oceanographer Support Position at USGS Woods Hole
The USGS Sediment Transport Group in Woods Hole, MA, USA is looking for an oceanographer with modeling and analytic skills to support their research. Salary range is: $92,448.00 to $120,187.00 / Per Year
Apply by Wednesday 7/20/2016
See details and apply here.
July 1, 2016
Senior Coastal Engineer – Golder Associates Inc.
Golder Associates Inc. is seeking a Senior Coastal Engineer to join our coastal services team in Redmond, WA as an integral part of a global coastal and marine practice. The successful candidate will be expected to step into a senior leadership and business development role for coastal engineering in Western US operations in the Pacific Northwest assisting with growing our global coastal consulting practice by capturing and executing multi-disciplinary environmental and engineering projects for port & coastal infrastructure, oil & gas, and mining clients. For more information, click here.
This position is at MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and at the University of Bremen and the Leibniz-Center for Marine Tropical Ecology (ZMT, Bremen). The PhD student will work on a DFG-funded project to study Holocene sea level changes in southeast Asia. For more information, click here.
June 17, 2016
UCS Seeks Washington Rep – Clean Vehicles
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS Clean Vehicles program engages in leading-edge analysis, consumer and media education, and transportation policy advocacy. Our work is aimed at reducing oil use, climate emissions, and air pollution through smart policies and practices—including increased fuel efficiency, cleaner fuels, and advanced electric cars and trucks. More information about this opportunity is available here.
Carson City Seeks Deputy Atty General
This position is for a Deputy Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Bureau of Litigation, Public Safety Division. It involves handling the defense of lawsuits against the State of Nevada, including State officials, agencies, and employees, with the primary responsibility of providing representation in inmate civil rights lawsuits and legal advice to the Nevada Department of Corrections. More information about this opportunity is available here.
LACERA Retirement Benefits Specialist I – Trainee
The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) administers and manages the $50 billion retirement fund for the County of Los Angeles. Retirement Benefits Specialist I positions are located in the below LACERA Divisions, however, the current vacancies for this exam are in the Benefits and Member Services Division. More information is available here.
June 9, 2016
City of GoldCoast Senior Project Manager
The City Assets branch is looking for a suitable candidate who will be required to operate as a Senior Project Manager (Coastal), to support the business in undertaking capital and operational multi-disciplinary projects, assuming full responsibility and accountability for successful delivery. View additional details about this position here.
May 27, 2016
Los Angeles District Coastal Engineering Position
The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering a Coastal Engineer GS-0810-12 position, permanent, full-time appointment, and open to all United States citizens. Position is in the Coastal Engineering Section within Engineering Division. View additional details about this position here.
Dial Cordy Seeks Senior Ecologist/Environmental Scientist
Dial Cordy and Associates Inc. is a natural resource focused environmental consulting firm with offices located in Jacksonville Beach and Miami, Florida and Wilmington, North Carolina. The Jacksonville Beach office is searching for a motivated individual with prior experience in preparing NEPA documents, performing data analysis and report preparation, conducting and managing field investigations, preparing environmental permit applications and associated tasks, and managing moderate to complex projects. Submit resumes with contact information and references to email@example.com. More information is available here.
May 9, 2016
City of Redwood Seeks Assistant City Manager
The Assistant City Manager will oversee the newly formed Administrative Services Department and have opportunities to manage various special projects. The ideal candidate will possess impressive breadth in Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology, supplemented by particular depth and expertise in local government finance. Exceptional interpersonal skills, an empowering style and knowledge of contemporary systems and business practices will also be expected. A Bachelor’s degree is required. At least six (6) years of management experience, with a minimum of three (3) years of local government service, and a Master’s degree are highly desirable. Career Assistants and aspiring City Managers are encouraged to apply. For further information and to apply online, visit www.tbcrecruiting.com. Potential candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as recruitment will close no later than Sunday, May 15, 2016.
April 29, 2016
Restoration Projects Manager – Morro Bay National Estuary Program
The Restoration Projects Manager develops and oversees habitat restoration projects in the Morro Bay Watershed with an emphasis on
restoration efforts that support improvement of water quality, enhancement of important habitats, and protection of the estuarine environment. He/she oversees project implementation, including budgets, grant management, subcontracting, permitting, construction oversight, reporting, and monitoring. A full job description can be found here.
April 22, 2016
Monterrey County Seeks Supervisor Planner (Closes 4/22/16)
Under general direction the successful candidate will supervise, plan and direct the day-to-day activities of a team of professional planners in the county’s Resource Management Agency. For more information click here.
Woods Hole Group Seeking Qualified Coastal Scientist Level 1 or 2
Woods Hole Group is seeking to fill a Coastal Scientist Level 1 or 2 position in the Falmouth, Massachusetts office. Selected candidates will be a project-oriented member of Coastal Sciences, Engineering & Planning Team, focused on performing data collection, analysis, and reporting of coastal environmental processes (ecological, biological, chemical, physical, and geological); assisting senior scientists and engineers with related tasks in an independent manner; perform project management activities under the direction of a supervisor; prepare concise, clear, and quality data figures and summaries; prepare reports of completed work; and participate in new proposal efforts.
Qualifications/Characteristics required for consideration: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Marine Ecology, or a closely related field is required; Master’s degree is preferred. In lieu of Master’s degree, 1-3 years of work experience is required. Specialization in sediment characterization and processes is required. Demonstrated capabilities in data analysis and courses in quantitative coastal processes are highly desirable. Knowledge of sediment and water biogeochemistry of nutrients is desirable. A high level of proficiency in personal computers including MS Word, Excel, and various instrument communications programs as well as specific instrument communication protocols is required. Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.
If you interested in the applying for the position, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOAA Seeks General Engineer
The vacancy announcement for a General Engineer for the Design and Development Engineering Team within the Engineering and Development Branch of the Engineering Division of NOAAs Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) has been posted on USAJOBS website. The announcement closes May 5, 2016. Please note that there are two vacancies listed as follows – one is for MAP (for current Federal Career and Career Conditional Employees), and the other is for DE/CR (for all U.S. Citizens).
USGS Seeks Postdoctoral Researcher in Coastal Flood Modeling
Through a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, the USGS is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support its coastal flood modeling efforts in San Francisco Bay, with an emphasis on the impacts due to storms, sea level rise, and coastal adaptation measures. The employee will also support, as needed, the development of an operational flood model in San Francisco Bay, and the continued build out of climate change impacts modeling across the California coast and beyond. This position is in the Coastal and Marine Geology Program at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. The deadline for applying for this position is April 29, 2016. For more information about this opening email Patrick Barnard (email@example.com).
UMaine M.S. or Ph.D. Position: Estuarine Circulation and Pathogen Modeling
The University of Maine Research Reinvestment Fund and the National Science Foundation funded New England Sustainability Team is looking for a student to join a team of researchers developing and implementing Gulf of Maine estuarine-coastal models to investigate the interaction between estuarine conditions and bacterial pollution. Please submit application materials to the University of Maine’s graduate school. Prospective students should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Damian Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kelly Cole (email@example.com) in addition to their graduate application. Please contact Damian Brady or Kelly Cole with questions.