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Senator Kaine, Gov. McAuliffe’s Chief Resiliency Officer Appointment Featured at W&M Adaptation Conference

Senator Kaine, Gov. McAuliffe’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 Virginia’s coasts will need to adapt to long-term change in sea levels.

Virginia Sea Grant has achieved the highest accreditation level of the National Sea Grant Program: College Status.

Highest Sea Grant Status Awarded to VIMS, William & Mary

This Thursday, the Department of Commerce will award us with the highest status that any Sea Grant program can achieve: College Status.

Accepting Applications for 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Accepting Applications for 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Virginia Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2016 class of Knauss Marine Policy Fellows until February 13, 2015, 5p.m. EST.

A network diagram model provides a visualization of how individuals are connected. Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley used this and modeling software to calculate the strength of connections when a fellow is added to a professional network. ©Virginia Sea Grant

Strengthening Networks, Sharing Knowledge on Virginia’s Coasts

Adding just one graduate research fellow to the VASG network strengthens connections between all research, extension, and end-user.

Now Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Econ and Fisheries Fellows

Now Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Econ and Fisheries Fellows

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of Marine Resource Economics and Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowships. Virginia students pursuing Ph.D. in related fields are eligible.

©Julia Robins/VASG

VCU Design Team Advances Gloucester Land Use Plans

VCU MURP design team got helpful feedback from Gloucester residents at its second meeting to determine future land-use for historic Gloucester property.

Mike Jahncke discusses HACCP guidelines. ©Jenn Armstrong/VASG

HACCP Training Keeps Seafood Safe

Following a HACCP plan not only makes products safe, but economically viable. After all, if a product fails to meet regulatory standards, it can’t go to market.

Proposals for Regional Coastal Resilience Research Due Feb. 4

Proposals for Regional Coastal Resilience Research Due Feb. 4

This funding opportunity seeks regional research proposals that address coastal resilience to sea level rise and/or coastal flooding in the Mid-Atlantic region, including but not limited to ecological, physical, economic, and/or social dimensions.

New Method May Improve Stingray Handling in Research

New Method May Improve Stingray Handling in Research

Bob Fisher may have discovered a more natural way to temporarily put stingrays to sleep, which could change how researchers handle rays.

Accepting Coastal Management Fellowship Applications

Accepting Coastal Management Fellowship Applications

The Coastal Management Fellowship is a two-year fellowship in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Toren Elsen. ©VCPC

VCPC Analyzes Supplemental Environment Projects

Toren Elsen will work with the Virginia Environmental Endowment to analyze Supplemental Environmental Projects.

Sean Smiley. ©VCPC

VCPC Addresses Inherited Property and Sea Level Rise

Sean Smiley will work for the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission to address issues with inherited property in the face of sea level rise.

Jeremy Forrest. ©VCPC

VCPC Discusses Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Hampton Roads

As a student in the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, Jeremy Forrest will work with an ODU representative and Norfolk Naval Base officers to create a framing document for a “whole of government” pilot project.

James Andris. ©VCPC

VCPC Examines Government Liability

James Andris will examine the government’s potential liability in the event that it fails to protect citizens from known threats, such as sea level rise.

Jacob Testa. ©VCPC

VCPC Tackles Property Value Assessments in Rural VA

Jacob Testa will work with the MPPDC to understand property value assessments following the Virginia Department of Health’s new septic system regulations.

Garrett Gee. ©VCPC

VCPC Advances Policy to Protect the Bay

Garrett Gee will work with the Chesapeake Bay Commission to help advance legislative practices that protect the Bay, climate, and economy of Virginia.

Hannah Fish. ©VCPC

VCPC Tackles Wetlands Law and Sea Level Rise

Hannah Fish will research the connection between expected sea level rise and the federal wetlands permitting process under the Clean Water Act.

Ben Willis. ©VCPC

VCPC Analyzes Water Quality Standards in the Bay

Ben Willis will write a white paper for the Clinic analyzing the impact of sea level rise on the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

©VCPC

A Week of Policy: VASG and VCPC in 2014

2014 has been a busy year for the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC), and Virginia Sea Grant has never been more excited to count the clinic as part of its extension family.

Amy Freitag. ©VASG

VASG Welcomes Ecosystem-Based Management Fellow

This week, Amy Freitag joins VASG as a postgraduate fellow studying science behind ecosystem-based management.

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