July 21, 2020

2021 Knauss Fellowship Finalists Announced

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce three finalists from Virginia institutions for the 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
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.
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 6, 2020

Aquaculture, aquariums, and seafood safety at VSAREC

VSAREC staff provides technical support and scientific guidance to the seafood and aquaculture industries, both in Virginia and throughout the U.S. through food safety training, support for food processors, and internship programs that train future leaders in cutting-edge aquaculture.
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.
March 25, 2020

Chefs’ symposium equips students,
professionals to tell the ‘story’ behind seafood

The Chefs' Seafood Symposium, hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Marine Advisory Program, aims to connect chefs with the science behind the seafood they serve.
February 15, 2020

Resilience panel says shoot for the moon,
think beyond the project, trust the process

Panelists emphasized that this collaboration, along with an understanding of resilience and sustainability, requires an open dialogue between different groups—and can be as simple as starting conversations with colleagues or family members.
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
July 25, 2019

2020 Knauss Fellowship Finalists Announced

Five students from Virginia institutions have been chosen for this prestigious fellowship, named for one of Sea Grant’s founders and former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator.
July 5, 2019

Climate and community
Local perspective enriches resilience research

To hear from communities firsthand, Ben Nettleton, a Commonwealth Fellow hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), helped organize two workshops to better connect TNC with local residents on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Nettleton organized workshops on the seaside in Wachapreague and on the bayside in Craddockville.
June 26, 2019

Preparing for oil spills in the mid-Atlantic
Workshops bridge gap between responders, researchers, and community

The workshop was one of a series of national workshops held to determine the needs of different coastal regions. At the mid-Atlantic workshop, 74 attendees from North Carolina up to Delaware represented aquaculture, tourism, public health, emergency response, academia, disaster research, and affected communities.
June 7, 2019

Not just facts, but impacts:
Learning the lesson of resilience

Through an internship with a Virginia Sea Grant extension agent at ODU, Makayla Brown learned more about professional opportunities in resilience planning.
May 25, 2019

Tracking down a tricky nutrient
Fellow studies nitrogen cycling in the York River

Brianna Stanley, a Ph.D. student at VIMS, is studying the sources of urea in the York River and whether algae prefer urea over other forms of nitrogen. Stanley is also studying methods to separate out urea dissolved in water so wastewater treatment plants can find new methods to remove more nitrogen before returning water to the York River.
April 29, 2019

VA SEA brings ocean research to classrooms
Partnership between educators, researchers, brings science to life for students

The VA SEA program translates ocean science research into lesson plans for middle school and high school students.
April 5, 2019

Seafood symposium
connects chefs with science

The Chefs' Seafood Symposium, hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Marine Advisory Program, aims to connect chefs with the science behind the seafood they serve.
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 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.
December 14, 2018

Summer resilience interns assist with Arcadis projects

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December 3, 2018

VASG researcher presents barrier island
model to Eastern Shore stakeholders

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November 19, 2018

VASG director moderates panel at VCPC conference
As waters rise, so do opportunities

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