On April 27, 2015, six of Virginiaâ€™s university presidents will join forces to advance marine and coastal science that solves pressing issues by signing the Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) charter. The charter will be the first in VASGâ€™s 30-year history and formalizes a commitment among partners toward collaboration on the challenges that face Virginiaâ€™s coasts […]
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Recurring Virginia Sea Grant Events
Visiting Scholar Seminar Series Each semester, Virginia Sea Grant partners with the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy and the VIMS School of Marine Science to host one or more speakers in topics relating to marine policy. The seminar series web page includes information about past speakers and a video archive of their talks.
Annual Project Participants' Symposium Each year, Virginia Sea Grant hosts a one-day symposium for researchers, staff, and partners. The agenda includes presentations and posters about research and extension projects, as well as an annual report from the director and discussions of emerging marine and coastal issues.
More Events From Virginia Sea Grant and Partners
On March 10, 2015, Virginia Institute of Marine Science hosted the 23rd Chefs’ Seafood Symposium, highlighting the deep sea red crab.
Sarah Pease shared her research on harmful algal blooms at the 2015 Project Participants’ Symposium.
At the 2015 Project Participants’ Symposium, Stephanie Smallegan discussed her work studying the erosion of barrier islands during hurricanes.
On January 29, 2015, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley gave his annual report to the attendees of the Virginia Sea Grant 6th Annual Project Participantsâ€™ Symposium.
The breakout sessions at the VASG Symposium addressed big questions, from how to improve oyster management to finding ways to plan for changing sea levels.
On January 29, 2015, students, scientists, resource managers, and extension staff gathered at Virginia Sea Grant’s 6th annual Project Participants’ Symposium in Richmond, VA.
Speakers at the VASG Project Participants’ Symposium discussed challenges of building successful collaborations when crossing institutional boundaries.
The Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors spoke about the sustainability of Chesapeake Bay seafood at the 32nd annual Hampton Bay Days.
On December 18, the Department of Commerce awarded William & Mary and Virginia Institute of Marine Science College Status: a major milestone for VASG.
Senator Kaine, Gov. McAuliffeâ€™s Chief Resiliency Officer Appointment Featured at W&M Adaptation Conference
Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic’s December 5 conference brought together policymakers, scientists, business owners, members of nonprofits, and students to discuss progress and future efforts that Virginiaâ€™s coasts will need to adapt to long-term change in sea levels.
Virginia Sea Grant extension at Virginia Tech manned a booth at the Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo on June 7, 2014. The Expo featured booths and talks about oysters, crabs, aquaculture, sustainability, wetlands, and more. Abigail Villalba, Virginia Sea Grant extension at Virginia Tech’s Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Hampton, was there to talk […]
Students arenâ€™t the only ones tired of being stuck in the classroom doing traditional school work. This April, 19 enthusiastic teachers from around Virginia attended a two-day workshop designed to show teachers how they could conduct meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) outside. The workshop was sponsored by Virginia Sea Grant and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA).
VIDEO: Martin Hall (Head of Tuna-Dolphin Program, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission) shares lessons learned in reducing accidental catch of dolphins, turtles, and other animals.
Designed to inspire and challenge high school students, Virginiaâ€™s Blue Crab Bowl (BCB) appears to be working as planned. The annual marine science quiz competition not only gives Virginiaâ€™s students the chance to show off their knowledge of oceanography, geology, and biology, it also has been shown to influence studentsâ€™ future careers. According to the […]
Virginia Sea Grant’s 2012 Graduate Research Fellows presented at the 2014 Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants’ Symposium. Unlike other talks they give about their research, we challenged them to tailor their talk for a general audience.
A team from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach started strong and then hung on in the finals to win the 17th annual Blue Crab Bowl, a regional competition of the National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB), on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Old Dominion University. This was a record seventh straight year that a […]
A hot topic at the 2013 Virginia Aquaculture Conference this past November was how to maintain the safe consumption of raw oysters and better understand the science that directs industry harvest regulations.
In the end, there are many definitions for aquaculture or agriculture, and none of them are universal.