Director's blog

A message to the VASG community about COVID-19

We are all practicing fluid, flexible thinking in response to the rapidly changing situation – that same idea that we advance in the professional development training for our fellows, that we need to learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

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Better teamwork for better solutions

Better teamwork for better solutions Complex issues require multifaceted solutions. This is especially true in coastal and marine environments, where sea-level rise presents new and confounding challenges for communities, their economies, and the environments they depend on. Novel solutions require more people bringing their insights to the table. This kind of teamwork calls for a

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A Different Kind of Meeting
The 2018 Graduate Symposium

Above: Alan Alda at left in the foreground, laughs his way through a group improv exercise designed to improve the communication of science. Courtesy of Stony Brook University. The Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) Annual Project Participants’ Symposium was launched in 2009. We were in the early stage of a substantial re-organization: we had just moved the

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Sea Grant’s Value
to Virginia and the Nation

Above: Master Oyster Grower course participants examine a shucked oyster at a certification class presented by Virginia Sea Grant extension partner Karen Hudson. (Photo credit VASG Photography Intern Jessica Taylor.) It is budget season. The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are making progress on FY18’s appropriations to fund the operations of government, in spite of

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The Virginia
Sea Grant Story

Above: Students, faculty, and members of participating NGOs upon receiving an award from the city of Norfolk.  In 2014 Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) convened a group of university researchers, NGOs, and community leaders to discuss research projects to address Virginia’s growing sea level rise problems. As a result, we launched a modest $40,000 resilience design

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