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VIDEO: 2015 Virginia Sea Grant Charter Signing

VIDEO: 2015 Virginia Sea Grant Charter Signing

On April 27, 2015, six of Virginia’s university presidents joined forces to advance marine and coastal science by signing the Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) charter.

Realtor Seminar: The New World of Floods, Flood Insurance

Realtor Seminar: The New World of Floods, Flood Insurance

On May 19, realtors and interested citizens attended a Virginia Sea Grant-funded pilot seminar to address the issues of recurrent flooding and changing conditions of flood insurance in the Middle Peninsula.

Learning How Oysters Do, and Don't, Reduce Nitrogen

Learning How Oysters Do, and Don’t, Reduce Nitrogen

A Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow is researching whether aquaculture can help remove excess nitrogen from the Bay through denitrification.

VIDEO: Virginia Sea Grant College Status Celebration

VIDEO: Virginia Sea Grant College Status Celebration

On Thursday, December 18, the Department of Commerce awarded William & Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science the highest status that any Sea Grant program can achieve: College Status.

Job Announcement: Staff Writer Position with Virginia Sea Grant

Job Announcement: Staff Writer Position with Virginia Sea Grant

The Staff Writer will contribute to reporting and content marketing for the Virginia Sea Grant Communication Center (VASG).

Charlottesville Joins In On Oyster Shell Recycling

Charlottesville Joins In On Oyster Shell Recycling

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program, which recycles shell from local businesses to restoration sites in the Bay, has expanded to Charlottesville.

A Busy Semester of Photos, Events, and a Camera Drone

A Busy Semester of Photos, Events, and a Camera Drone

By Julia Robins, Staff Writer For Jacklyn Cravey, Virginia Sea Grant’s (VASG) spring 2015 photography intern, her time at Sea Grant made for a semester of firsts. She got to delve into photojournalism, event photography, and even taking photographs with a drone. “That was really fun,” she says. “I’ve been wanting to try out a […]

Sea Level Rise Reality Check Comes to Hampton Roads

Sea Level Rise Reality Check Comes to Hampton Roads

March 17, 2015 marked the kickoff to an Urban Land Institute​ Hampton Roads “Reality Check” series of annual events on sea level rise and flooding issues.

6 Universities Advance Coastal, Marine Science for VA at VASG Charter Signing (SLIDESHOW)

6 Universities Advance Coastal, Marine Science for VA at VASG Charter Signing (SLIDESHOW)

On April 27, 2015, six of Virginia’s university presidents joined forces to advance marine and coastal science by signing the VASG charter.

Jellyfish in the Bay: Nutrient Cycling and Sinking

Jellyfish in the Bay: Nutrient Cycling and Sinking

A Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow is studying changing jellyfish populations and how they affect nutrient cycling in the Chesapeake Bay.

Environment Virginia Hosts VCPC Session

Environment Virginia Hosts VCPC Session

On April 2, former VCPC clients shared their positive experiences working with the VCPC at the 26th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington.

6 Universities Advance Coastal, Marine Science for VA at VASG Charter Signing

6 Universities Advance Coastal, Marine Science for VA at VASG Charter Signing

On April 27, 2015, six of Virginia’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 VASG’s 30-year history and formalizes a commitment among partners toward collaboration on the challenges that face Virginia’s coasts […]

Working Together on a Plan for Lands End

Working Together on a Plan for Lands End

At a March 30 meeting, Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning students from VCU presented their first land use plan for the Lands End subdivision.

Developing a Sustainable Red Crab Industry for Virginia

Developing a Sustainable Red Crab Industry for Virginia

Industry and academic leaders in the mid-Atlantic are working together to develop a market for sustainable deep-sea red crab.

Tracking Oyster Restoration with Genetic Tests

Tracking Oyster Restoration with Genetic Tests

A Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student is using genetic markers to assess oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.

Learning More About Toxic Algae: Alexandrium monilatum

Learning More About Toxic Algae: Alexandrium monilatum

A VIMS graduate student is trying to determine when and if the toxic algae Alexandrium monilatum will become a problem in the Chesapeake Bay.

Clams. ©Kathryn Greaves/VASG

$55.9M Farm Gate Value for VA Shellfish Aquaculture in 2014—An All-Time High

For years Virginia has been the nationwide leader in growing hard clams, but in 2014 industry reached an all-time high of 243 million sold.

Job Announcement: Virginia Sea Grant Seeks Knowledge Management Professional

Job Announcement: Virginia Sea Grant Seeks Knowledge Management Professional

The Assistant Director for Extension and Knowledge Management will support Virginia Sea Grant’s role as a connector among our multiple universities by improving operations of our knowledge management infrastructure.

Extension at Work: Engineering Seafood Safety—and Energy Savings

Extension at Work: Engineering Seafood Safety—and Energy Savings

“When people buy seafood, they don’t want to know what’s happening behind the scenes…Having a hand in that process makes me feel like I have some sort of accomplishment,” says Bob Lane.

New Efforts to Advance Biosecurity for East Coast Shellfish

New Efforts to Advance Biosecurity for East Coast Shellfish

Shellfish industry, regulators, and scientists have been collaborating to improve biosecurity in interstate transfers along the East Coast.

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