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Knauss Fellow to Focus on Habitat Restoration, Water

Knauss Fellow to Focus on Habitat Restoration, Water

For her Knauss Fellowship, Allison Colden will work on staff for California Congressman, focusing on habitat restoration and water infrastructure.

Knauss Fellow to Gain International Experience with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Gain International Experience with NOAA

For his Knauss Fellowship, Scott Van Der Hyde will gain international experience as a staff lead and assistant in NOAA’s International Activities office.

Emily Eggington Skeehan. ©VASG

Knauss Fellow Works on Climate Issues at NOAA

As a Knauss Fellow, Emily Skeehan will work as the Strategic Planning and External Affairs Coordinator for the Office of the Under Secretary NOAA.

Yvonne Baker. ©VASG

Knauss Fellow Joins Staff of US Senate Oceans Subcommittee

Yvonne Baker will spend her Knauss Fellowship working with the Democratic staff for the Oceans Subcommittee of the US Senate Commerce Committee.

Marine Mammal Health is Focus for Knauss Fellow

Marine Mammal Health is Focus for Knauss Fellow

Steve Manley will spend his Knauss Fellowship as the new Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Fellow for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

George Wenn. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

New Laboratory Specialist Joins Virginia Tech Hampton Lab

George Wenn is the new laboratory specialist at the Virginia Tech Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hampton.

Alex Squadrito. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Virginia Tech Hampton Lab Welcomes New Research Specialist

As research specialist, Alex Squadrito helps conduct aquaculture research for institutions and facilities that are unable to conduct independent trials.

Are Fisheries and Land-Use Managers Speaking the Same Language?

Are Fisheries and Land-Use Managers Speaking the Same Language?

Fisheries managers and land-use planners may not be speaking the same language, which could have big implications for Virginia’s ecosystem and economy.

©Sydney Mahon/VASG

Bringing Real Scientific Data into the Classroom

VIMS educators held a professional development workshop at W&M to show teachers how to incorporate real scientific data into classroom activities.

©Carol Hopper Brill/VIMS

New Tool Lets Students Explore Real Marine Science in Classroom

VIMS educators compiled over 70 lessons, activities, and other resources developed by GK12 Fellows to bring real marine science into the classroom.

Ray Toll. ©Old Dominion University

ODU Hosts White House-Sponsored Event on Sea Level Rise Preparedness, Mitigation

With support from FEMA, Old Dominion University hosted a day-long exercise to simulate the effects of sea level rise and climate change in Virginia and the nation.

Aquaculture Ambassadors a Big Hit at Hampton Bay Days (SLIDESHOW)

Aquaculture Ambassadors a Big Hit at Hampton Bay Days (SLIDESHOW)

The Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors spoke about the sustainability of Chesapeake Bay seafood at the 32nd annual Hampton Bay Days.

©Julia Robins/VASG

VCU Students Talk Gloucester Land Use at Public Meeting (SLIDESHOW)

On October 7, VCU graduate students discussed with Gloucester about future land use for the land known as Lands Ends Subdivision.

©Jenn Armstrong/VASG

Virginia Seafood, Validated and Ready for Market (SLIDESHOW)

Bob Lane, VT Seafood Engineer and Extension Specialist affiliated with VASG, regularly validates local seafood companies’ pasteurization processes.

Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley welcomes guests to the College Status Ceremony at the historic Wren Building on W&M campus. ©Jennifer Armstrong/VASG

Virginia Sea Grant College Status Celebration (SLIDESHOW)

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. 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.

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