Vanessa Valldejuli shares her experiences in local government as City Attorney for Hampton, VA.
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.
“Instead of installing pumps or a lot of big berms and hard engineering, we wanted to figure out how we could make the landscape absorb more water.”
Architecture students design new ways to control water and build resilience to flooding without sacrificing the historic character of the neighborhood.
Experts may not have all the answers about how to prepare for flooding and sea level rise, but they know many of the right questions.
This fall, two VCPC students are working together to write a white paper examining what a successful and sustainable local transfer of development rights ordinance (TDR) should look like.
This fall, two Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) students are researching flood and storm water management.
“As we looked around, we found there’s absolutely nothing on how you adapt a historic structure,” says Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch.
ODU students weigh in on what they see as good solutions and adaptations for dealing with flooding.
When Skip Stiles set out to prepare a 175-home, century-old neighborhood for sea level rise, he found “no one had done this kind of work before—anywhere.”
Wetlands Watch recognized for their year-long effort, funded by Virginia Sea Grant (VASG), to prepare the historic waterfront neighborhood for sea level rise.
This past summer, VCPC concluded its research on how the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program could affect the 114,247 flood insurance policies in Virginia.
During this past summer, Benjamin Adler and Brittany Barnes continued the Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s work on coastal policy analysis. Here’s more about these law students who filled-in as summer interns.
By Sydney MaHan, Student Correspondent From editorial cartoons to policy initiatives, climate change and sea level rise are a political conundrum for many says Carl Hershner, Director of the Center for Coastal Resources Management. Hershner visited the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) as a guest speaker on September 3. Sharing with students the science, politics, […]
This semester features the largest class size in the Center’s history— 10 students, who will work in teams of two, guided by VCPC Director and former VCPC students who have returned to mentor the new class.
Sydney MaHan is the newest student to take on the role of Virginia Sea Grant Embedded Student Correspondent with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center.
According to a recent survey of Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum attendees, 83% say they have made and followed up on new professional connections they made at the Forum.
Sepanik will be working with Oregon Coastal Management Program starting this fall.
At the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum on July 27, experts gathered to discuss ways to communicate frequent flooding events and flooding risk to citizens of Hampton Roads.
In June 2015, Dutch experts in coastal water management and flood control offered practical insights for Virginia communities in five days of workshops at Norfolk’s Slover Library.