Virginia Sea Grant in the News

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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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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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 19, 2018

Surviving the cold:
Fellow studies northern speckled trout

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October 12, 2018

Coastal Storms Fellow creates tool
to predict flooding that can block evacuation

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October 5, 2018

NOAA Coastal Management Fellow Alex Kuttesch’s
app connects New York hobbyists, tourists with nature

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September 28, 2018

No empty stomachs here:
VASG researcher studies eels’ dining habits in their historic habitat

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September 4, 2018

Understanding the past to predict the future:
Researcher models sand movement between barrier islands

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August 30, 2018

NOAA Review of VASG – Public Comments Sought

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August 24, 2018

Moving Islands:
VASG researcher studies historical—and future—changes along Virginia’s barrier islands

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August 17, 2018

Catfish modeling and management:
Fellow studies population dynamics

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March 6, 2014

Working Waterfronts Workshop Seeks to Develop Policy

Virginia CZM is partnering with VIMS’ Marine Advisory Service Program and Virginia Sea Grant to develop public policy designed to protect and enhance Virginia’s waterfront businesses.
February 4, 2014

Fellows Present at VASG Symposium

Virginia Sea Grant Fellows from VIMS and ODU present on their research at the 2014 Project Participants' Symposium. Fellows were challenged to prepare 10 minute talks geared to a general audience.
October 9, 2013
Community Supported FIshery

Oct. 16 Workshop Looks for CSF Coordinator in Williamsburg

Market research shows that Williamsburg has enough demand for a business where seafood eaters purchase a share of a season's fish harvest in exchange for regular deliveries. Now, Virginia Sea Grant is hosting a workshop for those interested in starting a community supported fishery.
October 7, 2013

Guest Column Urges Preparation for Flooding, Climate Change

Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch in Norfolk, discusses priorities and current efforts, including those funded by Virginia Sea Grant, to handle sea level rise in Virginia.