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          style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Hello All,</span></p>
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          style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">The ESIP Nominating Committee is hard at work organizing nominations for ESIP's elected leadership offices.</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><b style="font-weight:normal;" id="docs-internal-guid-800a0f37-7fff-6bbc-388c-be42ba684022"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></b>We hope to have a finalized ballot no later than October 15, 2019. The nominations and ballot can be seen here: </span><a
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          style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">You can follow the links below to read more about the positions up for election (links go to position description). </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><b style="font-weight:normal;" id="docs-internal-guid-800a0f37-7fff-6bbc-388c-be42ba684022"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Terms are one year with the option to run for a second term</span></b>:</span></p>
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          <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/P%26S_Chair" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#6611cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Products and Services Committee Chair</span></a></p></li>
          <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/FES_Board" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#6611cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Three year representative to Foundation Board (1)</span></a></p></li>
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Danie Kinkade
Director
Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

508.289.2291
<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:dkinkade@whoi.edu">dkinkade@whoi.edu</a>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1134-7347">http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1134-7347</a>
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