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April 12, 2019

New outreach coordinator
joins Virginia Sea Grant extension

Virginia Sea Grant welcomes extension partner Grace Walker! Grace works as a program specialist and outreach coordinator at The Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System and with Michelle Covi at Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept. at Old Dominion University.
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.
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 26, 2019

Putting a price tag on wetlands defense
Fellow studies how wetlands decrease flood damage

During storms, wetland plants help reduce storm surge levels and protect the coast from flooding and erosion. But exactly how much protection do they provide? Ali Rezaie and colleagues in George Mason University’s engineering department are measuring water levels, waves, erosion, and marsh density. As a Virginia Sea Grant Fellow, Rezaie will use this information to model the flood protection that marshes provide.
February 19, 2019

Knauss Fellow dives into the science
behind management decisions

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February 8, 2019

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

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February 1, 2019

Better teamwork for better solutions

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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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January 11, 2019

Maximizing Production:
Studying hidden influences on oyster harvests

New advances in aquaculture have sparked growth for the oyster industry over the last 15 years, but current harvests are still nowhere near historic levels.
January 4, 2019

New communications manager
joins Virginia Sea Grant

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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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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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November 7, 2018

The Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum:
Keeping coastal Virginia on the frontlines of resilience

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October 26, 2018

New associate director
joins Virginia Sea Grant

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October 19, 2018

Surviving the cold:
Fellow studies northern speckled trout

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