Angela Navarro, deputy secretary of natural resources with the Virginia attorney general, was a guest speaker at the VCPC.
Virginia Sea Grant works to enhance the sustainability and viability of coastal communities through economic and social science research as well as extension activities. The coastal community development program within VIMS Marine Advisory services department conducts economic analyses and supports coastal industries such as marinas, boating, seafood, and tourism. We have also partnered with Old Dominion University and William & Mary Law School on projects that address climate change adaptation.
Extension projects include:
- Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law
- Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum at Old Dominion University
- Economic Analyses
- Accessing the Virginia Coast
- Small Grants
- Marina Technical Advisory Program and Clean Marina Program
- Fisheries Resource Grant Program
Current research and extension work is featured below.
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center is helping the Southeast Community tackle sea level rise, recurrent flooding, zoning, and land use issues.
The Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flood Resiliency will coordinate flooding resiliency in Virginia.
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center and the Southeast CARE Coalition partnered for a second year to plant trees in the Southeast Community.
In the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, Emily Gabor does hands-on work for the southeast community project.
Ross Hoogstraten will help determine legal responsibility for ditch maintenance in Matthews County.
While in the VCPC, Day will help the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality develop policy for the Coastal Zone Management Program.
As a VCPC student, Jonathan Gonzalez is helping develop policy for the Coastal Zone Management Program.
Environmental justice was the focus of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s spring symposium.
Thomas Russell combines environmental and real estate law while working on a title project as a VCPC student.
The 11th sea level rise adaptation forum considered the role of cultural institutions.
After 12 years of teaching high school English, Joe Kurt was ready to embark on a second career.
Kevin MacWhorter’s interest in environmental law began with book proposals.
Yongqian Yang discusses how vegetation in living shorelines reduces wave energy hitting the shore—better than some rocky sills.
Victor Unnone will look at some of Chesapeake Bay’s pollutant-related issues as a student in the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic.
Alfred Gabbin will apply skills he gained as a taxi driver while collaborating on the Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s Southeast community project.
The VCPC’s third annual climate change conference focused on the fiscal challenges of adaptation.
Kathleen Zaratzian will practice balancing interests in environmental law as a student in the Virginia Coastal Policy Center.
Michael Killius and Jessica Lung gave a presentation to the Mathews County Planning Commission on the potential use of transferable development rights in responding to the challenges of sea level rise and recurrent flooding.