VASG in the News

The work of Virginia Sea Grant, its fellows and extension partners is regularly featured in local, regional and national news outlets. For the most recent, please click one of the direct links below.


Hampton Roads Resilience to Recurrent Flooding: Dr. Michelle Covi, a VASG extension agent and the assistant professor of practice at Old Dominion University's Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department is featured in Distinction Magazine, a quarterly publication of the Virginia-Pilot.

The Cost of Doing Nothing: A report prepared for VASG extension partner Virginia Coastal Policy Center by nonprofit RTI International about the economic consequences of not adapting to sea level rise in the Hampton Roads region received extensive national coverage including at NPR, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Virginian-Pilot, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Salty Cape: VASG Advanced Science Communication Seminar participant, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science doctoral student William Goldsmith discusses his research project on this video produced by game fishing publication Salty Cape.

What Shore would lose if NOAA's Virginia Sea Grant program axed: USA Today examines what the impacts of the current administration's proposed budget cuts would be to the Eastern Shore.

Trump Effect on the Virginia Environment: An article in the Virginian-Pilot that tallies some of what Virginia would lose if the administration's budget cuts are successful.

Norfolk Resiliency Project Chugs Along: The Hampton Business Roads Journal reports on the Chesterfield Heights project, one in which Virginia Sea Grant played an important role to leverage a $120-M grant from the U. S. Housing and Urban Development program.

Nonnative catfish not primary driver of American shad declines in James River: Report in the August Free Press about a Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow's findings on Blue Catfish.

At Water's Edge:Virginia Sea Grant is mentioned in an article by Don Belt that was published by Pew Trusts Magazine. Norfolk, a city that has flooded and been rebuilt, then flooded and rebuilt again—and again.

Size Matters: When VASG 2018 Knauss finalist and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) master's student Bethany Williams was invited by her advisor to share some of her research on an outing with a reporter from Virginia Living Magazine, she jumped at the chance. Williams was also a participant in the 2016 VASG Advanced Science Communication Seminar.

Preserving Life on a Sandbar: Video and news brief on the University of Virginia Science & Tech news site describing one student's project to combat coastal erosion, with reference to a recent half million dollars team science award that Virginia Sea Grant, University of Virginia received, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science received.

Media Kit & VASG Fact Sheet.


Partner News

The work of Virginia Sea Grant partners extends across the Commonwealth, and its impacts are felt nationally. Connect to their websites and stories below.



Photo Gallery

Members of the press may use any photo downloaded from the VASG Flickr site. Please give full credit to the relevant photographer and Virginia Sea Grant as appearing on Flickr.


VASG Communications Program Manager

Ian Vorster

804-684-7362


For story ideas, contact information, publications, or referrals on marine science issues relating to the Commonwealth, Chesapeake Bay or the mid-Atlantic, contact Virginia Sea Grant’s communications program manager.

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