Join Virginia Sea Grant Extension Partner Karen Hudson of VIMS as she explores the practice of oyster aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay.
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
How do we get scientific innovations to the people who need them? Dr. Dale Manty of the EPA recently shared his thoughts on sustainability and innovation as a Visiting Scholar Seminar Speaker.
For Brendan Rice, the best part of working with Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) was ‚Äúgaining real-world experience that applied to my field of study.‚ÄĚ Brendan, a Virginia Commonwealth University student in business marketing, joined VASG as Event Planning and Management Intern in the fall to help with our annual event: The Project Participants‚Äô Symposium. He [...]
The Chef Seafood Symposium is a Virginia Sea Grant annual event that invites professional, apprentice, and student chefs for a day of learning about seafood and the science behind the products chefs serve.
Over the course of more than 30 years of experience at the EPA, Dr. Dale Manty has contributed to the agency‚Äôs development of many important policies on land and water management. He headed the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research Centers Program for 12 years and currently works with EPA‚Äôs Safe and Sustainable Water Research program and coordinates the Office of Research and Development‚Äôs extramural green building and infrastructure research and development efforts. Manty holds a doctorate in Natural Resource Management from Ohio State University.
Virginia Sea Grant Extension partners will present the findings of their efforts to map and prioritize working waterfronts in Virginia and Maryland at the nation‚Äôs third Working Waterfronts Conference this March. The session ‚ÄúA Case Study on Successful Research and Extension in the Chesapeake Bay‚ÄĚ will be lead by Extension Leader and Virginia Institute of Marine Science Economist Tom Murray.
An impressive lineup of law, policy, and science experts will spoke on March 15 and 16 at the¬†Virginia Chesapeake Coastal Law & Policy Symposium. The Symposium was organized by the students in William & Mary Law School’s Environmental Law Society, Environmental Law and Policy Review and the new Coastal Policy Clinic and will form the [...]
On January 24, 2013, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley gave his annual report to the attendees of the 2013 Project Participants’ Symposium.
The Blue Crab Bowl is Virginia‚Äôs only ocean and marine science quiz competition for high school students. The contest tests students‚Äô knowledge of oceanography, geology, biology, maritime history, and policy.
Virginia Sea Grant’s fourth annual Project Participants’ Symposium featured presentations by students, researchers, and extension staff and a keynote from theater professor Jenifer Alonzo.
Our 4th Annual Project Participants‚Äô Symposium will take place on January 24, 2013.
As Superstorm Sandy barreled up the East Coast at the end of October, a group of planners, administrators, engineers, emergency managers, and scientists in Hampton Roads found themselves in the strange position of postponing a meeting about flooding due to the threat of impending flooding.
What do kings‚Äô grants, imperialism, and British common law have to do with climate change? A group of lawyers, legal scholars, historians, and scientists came together to discuss them all at ‚ÄúHistory, Property, and Climate Change in the Former Colonies,‚ÄĚ a symposium held in the Moot Courtroom at Washington and Lee Law School.
Two speakers joined us in Spring 2012 to discuss wind energy. Jeremy Firestone is a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, University of Delaware. Firestone has published, presented, and taught extensively on offshore wind power, ocean and coastal law, and international environmental policy.
Atlantic City already generates some wind energy on land, but a fishermen-led effort may bring a wind farm three miles off the coast, as well.
University of Deleware’s wind turbine brings education and research opportunities, while powering Lewes campus and surrounding community.
For a record fifth year in row, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School (Virginia Beach) took first place at the annual Blue Crab Bowl, Virginia’s marine and ocean science quiz competition. This year’s Blue Crab Bowl was held at Old Dominion University on March 3. Other placing teams including Chesapeake Bay Governor‚Äôs School (Glenns) in second, Seton School (Manassas) in third, and Grafton High School (Yorktown) in fourth.
Volunteers in Virginia‚Äôs Game Fish Tagging Program tagged more than 19,000 fish in 2011, and on February 24, volunteer anglers who out-tagged their colleagues in any of 12 categories, including most tagged fish overall, most recaptured fish, and most tagged fish of a single species were recognized for their efforts. First place taggers in each category received a plaque, and runners-up received a tackle bucket with fishing gear provided by the Bass Pro Shop.
How can scientists get their points across without glossing over or distorting the precious data that took so long to collect? This topic has been up for discussion year after year, and for good reason‚ÄĒit remains a major challenge.
The annual Project Participants‚Äô Symposium enables VASG partners to network and learn while helping to plan the future of VASG. About 100 researchers, students, and other partners gathered in Richmond for the Symposium, which was followed by the annual Seafood & Wine Reception.