March 14, 2013

VA Working Waterfronts Study Presented at National Conference

Virginia Sea Grant Extension partners will present the findings of their efforts to map and prioritize working waterfronts in Virginia and Maryland at the nation’s third Working Waterfronts Conference this March. The session “A Case Study on Successful Research and Extension in the Chesapeake Bay” will be lead by Extension Leader and Virginia Institute of Marine Science Economist Tom Murray.
January 8, 2013

New Tool Helps Coastal Virginia Invest Wisely in Working Waterfronts

Access to the water is shrinking as historic access points become restricted, fall apart, or get sold. But before Virginia’s localities can start prioritizing and preserving working waterfronts, they need to know where these sites are.
August 30, 2012
Emily Susko (left) and Kristen Jabanoski, Knauss Fellow from North Carolina Sea Grant, work on a reef ball mold.

Life as a Knauss Fellow: In and Out of the Office

As a Knauss Fellow in the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO), one of my primary duties is as coordinator for the Sustainable Coastal Development and the Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities Focus Areas. That means that I develop conferences, discussions, and seminars relating to coastal community issues and that
June 29, 2012
Melissa Keywood. ©Lou Ann Gaskell

UVA Graduate Wins Coastal and Ocean Management Award

Melissa Keywood has received a 2012 Walter B. Jones Award for Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Management. Keywood recently finished her master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia (UVA).
June 20, 2012
William Boll

Life as an Intern Mapping Underwater Canyons

ODU student William Boll shares his experience as an intern aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer on an expedition to survey and map deep-sea canyons off the Northeast coast of the United States.
June 12, 2012
A map of Chesapeake Bay from the wall of the Virginia Sea Grant marine policy interns' office. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Mapping Fisheries Management

VASG director Troy Hartley brings a social scientist’s perspective to a National Research Council committee to evaluate fishery stock rebuilding efforts.
June 7, 2012

Bringing Important Deep Sea Data Ashore to Virginia

15 of Virginia’s federal and state organizations gathered on May 24 to tour the Okeanos Explorer and hear about one new success story: a collaboration that is putting deep-sea data that is usually difficult and expensive to obtain into the hands of Virginia’s management agencies.
May 29, 2012

ODU Student Hits the High Seas to Map Underwater Canyons

On Tuesday, May 29, an Old Dominion University (ODU) student hit the high seas to map the deep sea canyons that separate the mid-Atlantic’s continental shelf from the ocean abyss.

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