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The Dance of the Mud Particles

The Dance of the Mud Particles

Virginia Tech’s Rae Kuprenas will sample, measure, and model mud clumps to improve the general understanding of how sediment moves in Chesapeake Bay.

Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship

Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship

Virginia Sea Grant is now soliciting applications for the inaugural 2017 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship.

Entirely New Coastal Ecosystem

Entirely New Coastal Ecosystem

Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor talks about the causes and effects of climate change during Virginia Coastal Policy Center speaker series.

Adaptation Forum Supplies End Users with Latest Sea Level Rise Science

Adaptation Forum Supplies End Users with Latest Sea Level Rise Science

July’s Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum sought to provide scientists, planners, engineers, emergency managers, and other end users with the latest science in sea level rise.

Graduate Research Fellowships Available

Graduate Research Fellowships Available

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of graduate research fellowships for the 2017-2019 academic years. The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any Virginia academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia, and the Virginia Sea Grant strategic plan. In addition to supporting the student’s […]

James Madison University Joins Virginia Sea Grant Community

James Madison University Joins Virginia Sea Grant Community

James Madison University joins the Virginia Sea Grant community, a network of partner institutions that now runs seven strong.

Meet Virginia’s 2017 Knauss Fellows

Meet Virginia’s 2017 Knauss Fellows

Six graduate students from Virginian universities will serve as Knauss fellows in 2017.

Crab-Shaped Robot Lends a Claw to Clean up Bay

Crab-Shaped Robot Lends a Claw to Clean up Bay

A fellow pairs bacteria and a robot shaped like a crab to remove toxic PCBs from Chesapeake Bay.

VCPC’s Annual Conference to Feature Working Waterfronts

VCPC’s Annual Conference to Feature Working Waterfronts

The Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) is holding its annual conference on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Environmental Justice Symposium Garners Prestigious Award for William & Mary Law Student Program

Environmental Justice Symposium Garners Prestigious Award for William & Mary Law Student Program

The William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (ELPR) has received the Law Student Program of the Year Award for their environmental justice symposium.

Crowdsourcing Coastal Planning Data

Crowdsourcing Coastal Planning Data

As a NOAA coastal management fellow, a VCU postgraduate will develop tech to map New York resources.

Maryland Ecologist Walter Boynton to Receive Mathias Medal

Maryland Ecologist Walter Boynton to Receive Mathias Medal

Walter Boynton, who helped establish that excess nutrients degraded the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality and habitats, will receive the Mathias Medal.

A Fellow, Her Fish, and Their Bloodsucking Parasites

A Fellow, Her Fish, and Their Bloodsucking Parasites

A fellow is trying to find out if a bloodsucking parasite is contributing to decline of American eels.

Nurturing Collaboration to Find New Sea Level Rise Solutions

Nurturing Collaboration to Find New Sea Level Rise Solutions

Wetlands Watch in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant work together to combat the tangible threats of sea level rise in coastal Virginia.

TURF—Not the Grass Kind, in Chesapeake Bay

TURF—Not the Grass Kind, in Chesapeake Bay

A fellow is tracking trends in private oyster lease use to find out what factors might be limiting oyster growers from using them in Chesapeake Bay.

Using Service Learning to Build Flooding Resilience

Using Service Learning to Build Flooding Resilience

ODU extension encourages service learning partnerships that increase resiliency in underserved coastal communities.

VASG Spearheads Coastal Storms Program Fellowship for Mid-Atlantic Region

VASG Spearheads Coastal Storms Program Fellowship for Mid-Atlantic Region

Six students from NY, NJ, DE, and VA will spend a year working on coastal storms research.

A New View of Flooding

A New View of Flooding

Virginia Sea Grant and Clark Nexsen’s first joint coastal resiliency fellow connects communities through flooding management.

A Fellow and Her Endoscope

A Fellow and Her Endoscope

How do animals affect a salt marsh’s resilience to sea level rise?

Oyster “Skyscrapers” Make Good Homes for Your Food’s Food

Oyster “Skyscrapers” Make Good Homes for Your Food’s Food

Research Fellow Melissa Karp measured the value of restored oyster reefs as habitat in Chesapeake Bay tributaries.

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