January 10, 2020

Covi moves on to “greener pastures”
after six years as VASG extension agent at ODU

After six years of boots-on-the-ground resilience efforts, Climate Adaptation & Resilience Assistant Professor of Practice Michelle Covi is leaving big shoes to fill at Old Dominion University. Covi relocated to Georgia to live and work on her family’s farm at the end of last year.
December 24, 2019

VCPC Conference
focuses on regional lessons in ‘Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for it all’

When discussing coastal resilience, one component of the community is often not present at the table: the private sector. The 2019 Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) Conference focused on “The Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for It All.”
December 14, 2019

Virginia Aquaculture Conference
discusses new technologies, opportunities

The conference, hosted by the Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, helps connect industry growers, suppliers, researchers, and agency staff.
November 8, 2019

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum
discusses the measurement of resilience

Driving through Norfolk to get to the fall Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum, participants experienced some of the same nuisance flooding discussed later that day.
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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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 20, 2019

‘Designing for resilience’ forum draws record crowd
Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum offers perspectives on resilient design

Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission plan and host quarterly meetings to bring together professionals in adaptation.
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.
February 8, 2019

VSAREC program expands
New researchers join Virginia Tech’s Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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December 21, 2018

Commonwealth fellow helps agency comment on environmental impacts

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June 12, 2018

Ornamental Shrimp:
Dentist of the deep now commercially bred

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October 10, 2017

Seventy-Five Percent of the Menu
Fresh, local and sustainable—one chef’s goal

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July 17, 2017

Making Waves:
Report Examines Impacts and Solutions for Shoreline Erosion

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