Communication

August 17, 2020

Sheltering in a pandemic:
Emergency managers consider COVID impacts on hurricane evacuation

A working group of local, state, and national leaders convened to prepare for hurricane season during a pandemic in May and June. During the series of six meetings, the CONVERGE workgroup discussed vulnerability, containing the spread of coronavirus, logistics of shelter operations, communicating risk, and the psychological toll caused by multiple hazards.
August 7, 2020

Survey shows flooding risks and realities
in three Hampton neighborhoods

To document the flooding experiences of local residents, a research team surveyed three historic neighborhoods in Hampton, Virginia, that are vulnerable to flooding.The survey asked residents about their experiences with flooding and adaptive measures they have taken to increase their resilience. Homeowners also rated their ability to cope with flooding, and what flood impacts would cause them to consider relocation.
July 6, 2020

Carol Hopper-Brill says ‘aloha’
after 15 years as a VIMS marine educator

Carol Hopper-Brill retired at the end of June after spending 15 years on the Marine Advisory Program’s education team at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). She has designed countless hands-on activities to bring marine science to life for educators, students, and the public.
June 29, 2020

Research, policy ‘paved the way’
for eelgrass carbon credits in Virginia

As water quality improvements allow seagrass meadows to survive and expand, carbon offset credits from registered projects could provide a funding mechanism for additional restoration work, said Karen McGlathery, lead investigator at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research area, where the study was conducted.
May 22, 2020

National Ocean Sciences Bowl adapts to
first-ever virtual competition

With some adjustments and flexibility, 19 teams who won regional ocean science competitions were able to participate in the 23rd National Ocean Sciences Bowl. This year’s competition featured biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and policy questions related to the theme of “understanding human, economic, and environmental resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico.”
May 15, 2020

Knauss fellow applies policy to protect marine sanctuaries

Sophie Godfrey-McKee supported the Monterey Bay and Channel Island National Marine Sanctuaries during her 2019 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. As part of the policy and planning division, Godfrey-McKee contributed to biological evaluations and consultation letters that outlined the environmental impacts of research and day-to-day management for the seafloor.
April 11, 2020

Digital Coast fellow shows how coastal planning and prep
pays off for Gulf Coast

NOAA Digital Coast Fellow Shanna Williamson is analyzing the flooding responses planned by 20 Gulf Coast Counties to determine common types of responses and their return on investment.
February 7, 2020

Restoring a shoreline to strengthen coastal communities

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December 7, 2019

Knauss fellow charts new waters in science policy

As a Knauss Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Marla Valentine has helped her host office explore how international science policies impacts United States researchers.
November 17, 2019

Wetlands 101
Making a ‘one-stop shop’ for wetlands information

Regulations for tidal wetlands can get bogged down with technical details, so Wetlands Watch is updating the information available for homeowners on their website.
September 30, 2019

AECOM intern ‘soaks up’
resilience engineering experience

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September 6, 2019

Policy in Practice
Law Students Assist with Coastal Adaptation Master Plan

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August 17, 2019

‘Teachers on the Estuary’
Workshop equips educators with hands-on coastal knowledge

Teachers on the Estuary: workshop equips educators with hands-on coastal knowledge
March 8, 2019

Bridge website redesign
puts teachers at the helm

The Bridge website provides ocean science resources for educators that incorporate accurate science in a classroom-ready format.
March 7, 2019

National report identifies regulatory barriers
to expanding shellfish aquaculture in coastal communities

A report released by the National Sea Grant Law Center and attorneys in the Virginia, California, Georgia, and Rhode Island Sea Grant programs, identifies the laws and policies impacting shellfish aquaculture operations at a local, state, and federal level.
March 1, 2019

Yesterday’s competitor, tomorrow’s volunteer
Participating in National Ocean Science Bowls across coasts

This year’s Blue Crab Bowl, the 22nd annual competition, brought together about 200 participants and volunteers.
February 19, 2019

Knauss Fellow dives into the science
behind management decisions

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January 19, 2019

Ear stones provide evidence of Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery
Fellow’s research informs management policy

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December 21, 2018

Commonwealth fellow helps agency comment on environmental impacts

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December 14, 2018

Summer resilience interns assist with Arcadis projects

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