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.
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.
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 5, 2019

Seafood symposium
connects chefs with science

The Chefs' Seafood Symposium, hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Marine Advisory Program, aims to connect chefs with the science behind the seafood they serve.
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.
March 8, 2019

Bridge website redesign
puts teachers at the helm

The Bridge website provides ocean science resources for educators that incorporate accurate science in a classroom-ready format.
March 7, 2019

National report identifies regulatory barriers
to expanding shellfish aquaculture in coastal communities

A report released by the National Sea Grant Law Center and attorneys in the Virginia, California, Georgia, and Rhode Island Sea Grant programs, identifies the laws and policies impacting shellfish aquaculture operations at a local, state, and federal level.
March 1, 2019

Yesterday’s competitor, tomorrow’s volunteer
Participating in National Ocean Science Bowls across coasts

This year’s Blue Crab Bowl, the 22nd annual competition, brought together about 200 participants and volunteers.
February 26, 2019

Putting a price tag on wetlands defense
Fellow studies how wetlands decrease flood damage

During storms, wetland plants help reduce storm surge levels and protect the coast from flooding and erosion. But exactly how much protection do they provide? Ali Rezaie and colleagues in George Mason University’s engineering department are measuring water levels, waves, erosion, and marsh density. As a Virginia Sea Grant Fellow, Rezaie will use this information to model the flood protection that marshes provide.
February 19, 2019

Knauss Fellow dives into the science
behind management decisions

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February 1, 2019

Better teamwork for better solutions

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January 19, 2019

Ear stones provide evidence of Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery
Fellow’s research informs management policy

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January 11, 2019

Maximizing Production:
Studying hidden influences on oyster harvests

New advances in aquaculture have sparked growth for the oyster industry over the last 15 years, but current harvests are still nowhere near historic levels.
December 21, 2018

Commonwealth fellow helps agency comment on environmental impacts

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October 19, 2018

Surviving the cold:
Fellow studies northern speckled trout

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October 12, 2018

Coastal Storms Fellow creates tool
to predict flooding that can block evacuation

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October 5, 2018

NOAA Coastal Management Fellow Alex Kuttesch’s
app connects New York hobbyists, tourists with nature

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September 28, 2018

No empty stomachs here:
VASG researcher studies eels’ dining habits in their historic habitat

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