As staff writer, Christina (Chris) Patrick will be responsible for telling the stories behind Virginia Sea Grant research and outreach and trying to help readers see how understand the larger puzzle about the complex coastal world we live in.
At the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress, a project team including Virginia Sea Grant postgraduate fellow Amy Freitag convened a focus group to consider challenges and opportunities related to expanding citizen science in marine and coastal environments.
ODU and Hampton University engineers and architects have worked together before. But after the year-long effort to adapt a coastal community to deal with flooding, professors intend to keep the collaboration going!
As a graduate student in North Carolina, VASG's post-doc fellow Amy Freitag reviewed 15 Fisheries Resource Grant projects funded by the state to study how scientists and fisheries professionals collaborated.