climate change

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 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.
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.
March 20, 2019

‘Designing for resilience’ forum draws record crowd
Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum offers perspectives on resilient design

Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission plan and host quarterly meetings to bring together professionals in adaptation.
December 14, 2018

Summer resilience interns assist with Arcadis projects

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November 7, 2018

The Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum:
Keeping coastal Virginia on the frontlines of resilience

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October 19, 2018

Surviving the cold:
Fellow studies northern speckled trout

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October 7, 2013

Guest Column Urges Preparation for Flooding, Climate Change

Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch in Norfolk, discusses priorities and current efforts, including those funded by Virginia Sea Grant, to handle sea level rise in Virginia.
August 15, 2013

Fellowship Grants Get Science Out of the Lab (Part 1)

Billur Celebi is studying how changing CO2 concentrations and temperatures will affect eelgrass in Virginia’s coastal waters. For the outreach portion of her project, she teamed up with Chris Witherspoon and Jovonne Vrechek of the Virginia Aquarium to develop educational programming about seagrass and ecosystem health for Aquarium guests and student programs.
June 21, 2013
Seagrass. ©Stephanie Chavez

Seagrass Research: Notes From The Field

VASG-funded seagrass researchers on the Eastern Shore are studying the effects of climate change on submerged aquatic vegetation.
May 13, 2013

Law Students Help Virginia Communities Prepare for Sea-Level Rise

The Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic is a partnership between William & Mary Law School and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) that allows students to learn about coastal science and policy while addressing issues facing Virginia coastal communities.
February 11, 2013

Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic Partners with Virginia Sea Grant

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December 6, 2012
Virginia National Guard Soldiers from conduct reconnaissance patrols in support of Hurricane Sandy operations Oct. 29, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. ©Sgt. 1st Class A.J. Coyne, Virginia Guard Public Affairs

Sharing Flood and Adaptation Experiences in Hampton Roads (Forum 1: Nov. 16, 2012)

As Superstorm Sandy barreled up the East Coast at the end of October, a group of planners, administrators, engineers, emergency managers, and scientists in Hampton Roads found themselves in the strange position of postponing a meeting about flooding due to the threat of impending flooding.
May 22, 2012

Funding Announcement: Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum

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January 26, 2012
Graduate students Malee Jinuntuya, Billur Celebi and Meredith McPherson prepare to count submerged seagrass abundance. ©Carly Rose/VASG

Light Beneath the Surface: Requirements for Seagrass Growth

Old Dominion University professor Dick Zimmerman and his lab are developing a new model to predict where seagrass can grow in the Bay. This article features the work of communications intern Kate Schimel and photography intern Carly Rose.