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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.
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.
October 18, 2019

Problem-solving for the 21st century
Project co-lead and VASG fellow present on Team Science workshops at international conference

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October 5, 2019


Sea Grant 2019 National Aquaculture Initiative announced
VASG projects explore new aquaculture opportunities

These projects will focus on the development of new, and at times higher-risk, topics for which minimal foundation currently exists to inform and focus potential future investments.
September 30, 2019

AECOM intern ‘soaks up’
resilience engineering experience

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September 20, 2019


Postdoctoral researcher to focus on Virginia climate communication

Postdoctoral researcher to focus on Virginia climate communication
September 6, 2019

Policy in Practice
Law Students Assist with Coastal Adaptation Master Plan

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August 23, 2019

Professional development coordinator
Joins Virginia Sea Grant

Professional development coordinator joins Virginia Sea Grant
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
August 6, 2019

Multimedia Intern
Joins Communications Department

Virginia Sea Grant welcomes Mallory Huxford, who just started her multimedia internship.
July 19, 2019

2019 Commonwealth Fellow
assists with VMRC agency comments, permitting process

2019 Commonwealth Fellow assists with VMRC agency comments, permitting process
June 14, 2019

Virginia Sea Grant
Officially welcomes Madeleine Jepsen

We would like to welcome Stacy Keating to Virginia Sea Grant (VASG). As the business manager, Keating will monitor and assist with VASG’s fiscal budget, grant awards, and sub-awards.
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.