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NOAA Sea Grant Develops 5-Year Aquaculture Investment Plan

Year-over-year, Sea Grant is committed to supporting aquaculture development across the nation, as a means of enhancing economic resilience and nutritional security in American communities. Sea Grant recently developed a five-year Aquaculture Investment Plan to guide its efforts in supporting aquaculture research, extension and education.

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Sea Grant Announces the 2024 Class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 85 early-career professionals selected will be placed in federal government offices throughout Washington, D.C., and join the over 1,600 individuals who have participated in the program since its inception in 1979.

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Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce that Guam Sea Grant has achieved status as a Sea Grant Institutional Program, a designation of growth from the program’s previous Coherent Area Program status. As an Institutional Program, Guam Sea Grant will be able to increase its contributions to the national Sea Grant network and enhance the practical use and conservation of Guam’s marine and coastal resources.

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Shauna Oh appointed director of California Sea Grant

Shauna Oh, a leader in California’s marine science community, has been named as the new director of California Sea Grant. She will join the program on February 20th. The appointment follows a nationwide search by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, which hosts the program.

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Sea Grant Tools Help Communities Become More Resilient

This National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit allows people to learn about tools from across the entire Sea Grant network giving users the opportunity to adapt tools for their own local needs. Each entry includes a description of the tools, a link for more information, and a point of contact.

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Virginia Sea Grant achieves College Status

On Thursday, December 18, Virginia Sea Grant will be receiving the highest accreditation level: College Status. The award recognizes Virginia Sea Grant’s excellence in enhancing the ecological, economic, and social sustainability of Virginia's coasts and oceans. 

 

 

 

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NOAA Sea Grant awards $2.6 million for new aquaculture projects

Today NOAA Sea Grant is announcing new grants totaling $2.6 million for 15 projects to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Sea Grant has been involved in research to support sustainable aquaculture since its inception in 1966. This year’s National Strategic Investment competition focused on aquaculture research projects that will have immediate beneficial impacts by: informing regulatory decisions; increasing production technology, or understanding the socio-economic issues that limit aquaculture development.

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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, a component of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium's Outreach Program, provides legal research, education, and outreach services to coastal communities in Mississippi, Alabama, and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

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NOAA Sea Grant Awards $15.9 million for projects to build resilient coastal communities

NOAA Sea Grant announced today grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient coastal communities and economies. Through university, state and other partnerships, Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding with an additional $7.9 million in non-federal matching funds, bringing the total investment to more than $23.8 million.

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Announcing the 2014 class of NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellows

The NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program selected 12 new fellows in 2014 from 8 universities around the country.  This is the largest combined class of fellows selected since the fellowship program began in 1999 and includes fellows for the first time from University of California Santa Barbara and Princeton.

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NOAA Sea Grant Launches Public Search to Highlight Program Impacts

NOAA Sea Grant is pleased to debut its new web-based public search capabilities, showcasing nearly 4,000 impacts and accomplishment from Sea Grant programs and their collaborations with over 7,000 partners, including 130 offices across NOAA.   The public search will highlight all Sea Grant program impacts and accomplishments since 2010 as well as all over 9,000 projects funded since 1993.

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Safe Boating Week

It is Safe Boating Week! Whether it’s fresh, salty, or somewhere in between, the allure of water attracts people for fun in the sun and summertime memories.  Sea Grant programs are working hard to manage the delicate balance between the nation’s diverse boating needs and the protection of its coastal resources.

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Earth Day

NOAA Sea Grant celebrates Earth Day by sharing scientific knowledge and the wonders of our ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes environments with our citizens.

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Knauss Lecture Series

MEASURING AT RELEVANT SCALES: HOW WHELKS RESPOND TO DIFFERING PREY LEVELS ACROSS REGIONS AND YEARS

Will Tyburczy, NOAA Policy, Planning and Integration

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NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Lecture Series

Changing vessel routes to open areas for offshore wind development could generate significant societal benefits by Katya Samoteskul
Influence of predator identity on the strength of predator avoidance response in lobster by Erin Wilkinson

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Knauss Lecture Series

Santhiska Pather, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology presenting: Ammonium cycling in the rocky intertidal: remineralization, removal and retention

Leslie Irwin, NOAA OAR Office of Communications presenting: The value of communicating science: Lessons from the Fellowship

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Knauss Lecture Series

Fishery Management and Information Sharing Networks: The Association between Sector Management and Social Capital by Gabe Dunham

Plastic pollution in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre by Miriam Goldstein, Ph.D

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Knauss Lecture Series

Trophic structure in the Marginal Ice Zone in the Weddell Sea Antarctic by Erica Ombres, Ph.D.

Incubation temperature effects on hatchling performance in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) by Leah Fisher

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Sea Grant Knauss Placement Week Begins

Placement week is a full week event in which Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Finalists travel to the Washington, D.C. to interview with, and ultimately be placed in, a federal agency (executive) or congressional office (legislative). 

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Climate Field Notes

This report documents the results of projects in eight states, led by Oregon Sea Grant. We used a risk-communication framework to provide assistance to coastal communities.  

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NOAA Fisheries Service and Sea Grant Announce 2013 Fellowship Awards

NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the Sea Grant program announce the recipients of a specialized joint fellowship program. Multi-year fellowships are awarded annually to students pursuing doctorates in Population Dynamics (stock assessments and ecosystem modeling) and Marine Resource Economics (value and economic relevance of fisheries).

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LaDon Swann Appointed to National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf of Mexico Program

The National Academy of Sciences' Gulf of Mexico Program has appointed Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Director LaDon Swann to an advisory group that will create a strategic vision and guide the program’s development and implementation. The program will focus on human health, environmental protection and oil system safety in the Gulf of Mexico and the United States' Outer Continental Shelf.

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Paula Cullenberg to Lead Alaska Sea Grant

Paula Cullenberg will be the new director of Alaska Sea Grant, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, starting in July 2013. Cullenberg takes the helm after serving as Alaska Sea Grant associate director since 2007, and as Marine Advisory Program leader since 2004. 

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Introducing a New Resource to Help our Nation’s “Working Waterfront’s” Flourish

Imagine Boston, Charleston, San Francisco or Seattle without fresh seafood, pleasure boats or shipping vessels. It is an impossible task. The history, culture and identity of these communities are inextricably linked to their “working waterfronts,” which are places for active, water-related commerce and desirable areas in which to live and work. Unfortunately, many of these working waterfronts face a growing number of challenges. 

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