Ecosystem Services Market Consortium ANNOUNCEMENTS

ESMRC Job Openings

ESMRC Research Director, FTE
The Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium (ESMRC), which is the research arm of ESMC, seeks a Research Director (FTE contractor) to ensure consistency and coordination across Working Groups (WG’s), R&D projects, and pilots/field demonstrations, and to provide the needed technical support for Working Groups and proposal development, monitoring and reporting of outcomes. A dedicated Research Director will enable more consistent and expert direction and support for WG’s, while working closely with the Project Manager who will to continue to provide critical operational support to WG’s, and necessary linkages to ESMC/ESMRC teams, including protocol adaptation and refinement teams and pilot project teams. Click here to visit our jobs webpage and link to the full job posting.


ESMRC Project Manager, FTE
The Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium (ESMRC), which is the research arm of ESMC, seeks a Project Manager (FTE contractor) to ensure consistency and coordination across the interrelated roles of protocol adaptation and refinement; pilot project oversight, planning and execution; and certification of ESMC protocols and credits, as well as programmatic certification. The Project Manager will coordinate and oversee these three related areas of work to advance development and refinement of its overarching program, working closely with members and the ESMC team. The Project Manager will report directly to the ESMC Executive Director as part of a small, growing, dynamic team in an exciting and rewarding field of work launching a national scale ecosystem services market program for the agricultural sector. Click here to visit our jobs webpage and link to the full job posting.


ESMC Request for Proposals

Two ESMC RFPs are Open until April 7th
The Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium (ESMRC) Working Groups are focused on the research, development, demonstration and deployment of cost-effective, scalable technologies and approaches to launch an ecosystem services market. The Asset Quantification component of this work is led by Working Groups 1 and 2 who have been tasked with developing accurate, cost-effective and scalable quantification of agricultural management system impacts on soil C, net GHG (carbon, methane and nitrous oxide), water quality and water quantity. Working Group 1 (Carbon and GHG Assets) and Working Group 2 (Water Assets) have released the following RFPs.

Working Group 1 Project 1: Advanced Quantification Technology Assessment
PROJECT SUMMARY: This RFP seeks to engage one or multiple partners to identify, assess, test, and map the development of advanced tools and technologies that can more efficiently and cost effectively measure and quantify soil C changes and net GHG reductions to help ESMC generate carbon and GHG assets. The work will include in-field testing of promising innovative tools and technologies on ESMC pilot project sites. View full RFP here.

Working Group 2 Project 1: Evaluation, improvement and scaling of water quality quantification approaches for water asset generation in ESMC’s Integrated Protocol
PROJECT SUMMARY: This RFP seeks to engage one or multiple partners to design and implement testing and evaluation of the APEX water quality model and WQIAg tool approaches as part of ESMC’s Integrated Protocol for water quality credit generation on pilot project sites. The work will cover ESMC’s 2020 pilot regions to demonstrate viable water asset generation, discover needed modeling improvements or adaptations, recommend Protocol refinements, while identifying opportunities to support model calibration, validation, expansion and automation. View full RFP here.

Proposals must be submitted as a PDF document via email to Caroline Wade, ESMRC Project Manager, at cwade@ecosystemservicesmarket.org by April 7th, 8pm Eastern. Final decisions will be made by April 17th and all vendors will be notified by April 21st. If you have questions regarding this RFP please contact Caroline Wade directly at cwade@ecosystemservicesmarket.org or 309-231-7440.