Fellow monitors water quality for brook trout swimming upstream
More than 600 streams in Virginia serve as pathways for brook trout, which navigate these streams to get to spawning grounds.
New fishing gear offers potential solution for the Bay’s blue catfish surge
Two Virginia students awarded NMFS-Sea Grant fellowships
NMFS and Sea Grant have announced the 2021 cohort of their Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics.
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The challenges that crashed on our shores with the pandemic taught me a great deal about adaptation, letting go of what is out of my control, and trusting the scientific research process.
New program reporting & project coordinator joins Virginia Sea Grant Virginia Sea Grant welcomes our new program reporting and project coordinator, Renee Sanders. Sanders will lead efforts for federal and state reporting and will assist with program operations through project management and grant administration support. “Renee’s prior experience as a wildlife biology specialist and a
As a Knauss Fellow and habitat science and policy analyst for NOAA’s Restoration Center, Zuzanna Abdala helped the host office find ways to showcase their technical assistance for restoration work.
GO Virginia approves $2.9 million collaborative Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy Initiative
A $2.9 million grant was recently awarded to the Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy initiative that will foster innovation and growth in Virginia’s water economy.
As a Knauss Fellow working with the NOAA’s chief data officer, Chase Long worked on the data management strategy for the agency. During his fellowship, Long learned about recent federal policies driving NOAA’s efforts to make their data FAIR—findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable—like the Big Data Project.
Sea Grant and the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) are pleased to announce a new effort funded by the National Science Foundation to create a network focused on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in coastal, ocean, and marine sciences.
Troy Hartley, director of Virginia Sea Grant, has been appointed to the Virginia Water Resources Research Center statewide advisory board. Hartley is one of four new appointees to the Water Center’s advisory board in 2020.
Each HACCP class covers seven steps: identify food hazards, determine what steps can control these hazards, the critical limits needed to eliminate the hazards, and establishing monitoring procedures, corrective actions, verification procedures, and record-keeping.
The Virginia Teachers Innovating and Designing Experiential Science (VATIDES) program shows teachers-in-training how to lead environmental science investigations.
The researchers tracked how each of the 16 OysterFutures participants rated the model for three different factors: its reliability, its legitimacy, and its usefulness as a tool.
We would like to welcome Stacy Keating to Virginia Sea Grant (VASG). As the business manager, Keating will monitor and assist with VASG’s fiscal budget, grant awards, and sub-awards.
This year, 11 new anglers joined the program of roughly 200 volunteer taggers who keep track of popular recreational species in Virginia’s waters.
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.
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.
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.
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.