June 18, 2021

Will Bay fish feel the bite from ocean acidification?
‘Hooked on OA’ series shares latest science

Ocean waters are becoming more acidic — but how does that affect the Chesapeake Bay? And what does it mean for fish and the people fishing for them?
May 20, 2021

Virginia’s historic clam industry
gains new genetic insights

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May 14, 2021

New research gives the dish
on blue catfish eating habits

Researchers have answered many questions about blue catfish, but one remained unanswered until now: How much do blue catfish eat in a given day?
May 7, 2021
Knauss Fellow Pamela Braff

Behind every good leader,
there’s a…Knauss Fellow?

Within a week, Pamela Braff went from a risk management meeting and snorkeling on a coastal reserve in Hawai’i to working from home in her D.C. apartment, all in support of senior leadership at NOAA’s National Ocean Service as a Knauss Coastal & Marine Policy Fellow.
April 30, 2021

Knauss Fellow’s on-the-ground experience in Alaska
guides marine policy

As a Knauss Fellow on focused on ocean issues within the senator’s office, DelBene tracked legislation related to coastal Alaska priorities like fisheries.
April 15, 2021

VASG fellow keeps flood forecasting afloat with research

The National Weather Service monitors the water levels around the Chesapeake Bay every day. Based on computer models’ projections for the next three days, forecasters issue flood alerts when water levels are expected to exceed certain levels.
March 29, 2021

Gray Montrose joins VCPC as assistant director

The Virginia Coastal Policy Center at W&M Law School welcomes a new assistant director, Gray Montrose.
March 24, 2021

The importance of (sometimes shameless) self-promotion

In the times of instantaneous information via social media, waiting around to read our folders or for our paper to get published is no longer the only way to get our science out there.
March 16, 2021

VASG fellows lead oyster harvest activity
for Hampton University STEM series

Usually, when researchers lead a school activity about oysters, they’d bring students to the lab to dissect an oyster or demonstrate how oysters can filter water. But since in-person gatherings weren’t possible, graduate students Kaitlyn Clark and Annie Schatz got creative while teaching a Hampton University TRiO Educational Talent Search lesson.
February 25, 2021

Knauss fellow delves into water-powered science policy

As a Knauss fellow in the Water Power Technologies Office, Charles Scaife helped support the Waves to Water Prize, a competition for new, wave-powered technologies that turn saltwater into drinking water.
February 19, 2021

Virginia Coastal Policy Center webinar series
addresses climate liability, financing resilience

A panel of speakers addressed the question of climate liability — for the private sector, local government, and state government — during the Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s fall webinar series last year.
February 9, 2021

Riding the waves of scientific research amid a pandemic

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.
January 28, 2021

Knauss fellow finds the ‘common threads’ in restoration projects

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.
January 8, 2021

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.
January 6, 2021

Marine science in the cloud:
Knauss fellow assists with data policy

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.
December 14, 2020

Governor appoints Sea Grant director, university partners
to Virginia resilience advisory committee

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.
November 25, 2020

A little blue marble in Washington, D.C.

“Hi!” I exclaimed, “I’m Amanda Laverty. I’m a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow working with the NOAA Marine Debris Program. I admire you so much for everything you’ve contributed to science and to the world. Thank you for all that you do.”
November 11, 2020

Seven steps to safe seafood:
HACCP training serves as safety net for Virginia Consumers

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.
October 23, 2020

Science and stewardship: VATIDES program
makes science meaningful for K-12 students

The Virginia Teachers Innovating and Designing Experiential Science (VATIDES) program shows teachers-in-training how to lead environmental science investigations.
September 24, 2020

Model helps oyster management move
from conflict to consensus, study shows

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.