April 3, 2020

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.
March 25, 2020

Chefs’ symposium equips students,
professionals to tell the ‘story’ behind seafood

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 13, 2020

VASG director appointed to
Water Center state advisory board

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.
February 21, 2020

Blue Crab Blues:
Will ocean acidification cause growing pains for baby crabs?

Acidic water can affect the protective shells blue crabs grow as they mature to adulthood, but how will acidic conditions affect a crab’s earliest life stages?
February 15, 2020

Resilience panel says shoot for the moon,
think beyond the project, trust the process

Panelists emphasized that this collaboration, along with an understanding of resilience and sustainability, requires an open dialogue between different groups—and can be as simple as starting conversations with colleagues or family members.
February 7, 2020

Restoring a shoreline to strengthen coastal communities

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January 30, 2020

Getting Off the Ground: Fellow investigates floating foundations

Elevating homes can keep flood water out, but what about houses that could rise above the flooding—and still return to ground level once the water subsides? One technique called amphibiation allows houses to do just that.
January 17, 2020

Algal blooms can nip oysters in the bud
Fellow investigates impacts of harmful algae on aquaculture

Sometimes on late summer nights, the waves glow bright blue along the beaches of the York River. But the algal blooms responsible for this spectacle can also cause trouble for oyster aquaculture.
January 10, 2020

Covi moves on to “greener pastures”
after six years as VASG extension agent at ODU

After six years of boots-on-the-ground resilience efforts, Climate Adaptation & Resilience Assistant Professor of Practice Michelle Covi is leaving big shoes to fill at Old Dominion University. Covi relocated to Georgia to live and work on her family’s farm at the end of last year.
December 24, 2019

VCPC Conference
focuses on regional lessons in ‘Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for it all’

When discussing coastal resilience, one component of the community is often not present at the table: the private sector. The 2019 Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) Conference focused on “The Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for It All.”
December 14, 2019

Virginia Aquaculture Conference
discusses new technologies, opportunities

The conference, hosted by the Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, helps connect industry growers, suppliers, researchers, and agency staff.
December 7, 2019

Knauss fellow charts new waters in science policy

As a Knauss Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Marla Valentine has helped her host office explore how international science policies impacts United States researchers.
November 23, 2019

Future tides
Blue Line Project shows tides of 2050, 2080, 2100

The Blue Line Project took an "on-the-ground" approach to future flooding—literally. ODU geography faculty used blue paint to show where tidal flooding will increase with sea level rise for three sites in Norfolk, VA.
November 17, 2019

Wetlands 101
Making a ‘one-stop shop’ for wetlands information

Regulations for tidal wetlands can get bogged down with technical details, so Wetlands Watch is updating the information available for homeowners on their website.
November 8, 2019

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum
discusses the measurement of resilience

Driving through Norfolk to get to the fall Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum, participants experienced some of the same nuisance flooding discussed later that day.
November 1, 2019

An oceanographer living in D.C.

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October 26, 2019

A “place” for science:
Setting the scene for science communication

At their core, scenic design and science communication aren’t that different—location plays a critical role in setting a tone and conveying a message.
September 30, 2019

AECOM intern ‘soaks up’
resilience engineering experience

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September 6, 2019

Policy in Practice
Law Students Assist with Coastal Adaptation Master Plan

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August 17, 2019

‘Teachers on the Estuary’
Workshop equips educators with hands-on coastal knowledge

Teachers on the Estuary: workshop equips educators with hands-on coastal knowledge