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

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August 6, 2019

Multimedia Intern
Joins Communications Department

Virginia Sea Grant welcomes Mallory Huxford, who just started her multimedia internship.
July 26, 2019

Uncovering a creek-bed, restoring a community
Collaboration enriches Norfolk redevelopment designs

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July 5, 2019

Climate and community
Local perspective enriches resilience research

To hear from communities firsthand, Ben Nettleton, a Commonwealth Fellow hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), helped organize two workshops to better connect TNC with local residents on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Nettleton organized workshops on the seaside in Wachapreague and on the bayside in Craddockville.
June 26, 2019

Preparing for oil spills in the mid-Atlantic
Workshops bridge gap between responders, researchers, and community

The workshop was one of a series of national workshops held to determine the needs of different coastal regions. At the mid-Atlantic workshop, 74 attendees from North Carolina up to Delaware represented aquaculture, tourism, public health, emergency response, academia, disaster research, and affected communities.
June 14, 2019

Virginia Sea Grant
Officially welcomes Madeleine Jepsen

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June 7, 2019

Not just facts, but impacts:
Learning the lesson of resilience

Through an internship with a Virginia Sea Grant extension agent at ODU, Makayla Brown learned more about professional opportunities in resilience planning.
May 25, 2019

Tracking down a tricky nutrient
Fellow studies nitrogen cycling in the York River

Brianna Stanley, a Ph.D. student at VIMS, is studying the sources of urea in the York River and whether algae prefer urea over other forms of nitrogen. Stanley is also studying methods to separate out urea dissolved in water so wastewater treatment plants can find new methods to remove more nitrogen before returning water to the York River.
May 3, 2019

New Business Manager
Joins Virginia Sea Grant

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April 29, 2019

VA SEA brings ocean research to classrooms
Partnership between educators, researchers, brings science to life for students

The VA SEA program translates ocean science research into lesson plans for middle school and high school students.
April 12, 2019

New outreach coordinator
joins Virginia Sea Grant extension

Virginia Sea Grant welcomes extension partner Grace Walker! Grace works as a program specialist and outreach coordinator at The Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System and with Michelle Covi at Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept. at Old Dominion University.