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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On April 21, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET, the National Sea Grant Law Center will present a Continuing Legal Education webinar entitled “Per-and Polyfluorinated Substances Legal and Regulatory Update.”
Sea Grant is pleased to announce the designation of the National Sea Grant Law Center (Law Center) as a “coherent area program.” This designation elevates the Law Center from a temporary Sea Grant project to a more permanent component of the National Sea Grant College Program.
The National Sea Grant Law Center is supporting the protection of aquatic ecosystems through a multi-state initiative that is transforming aquatic invasive species management in the western United States.
The National Sea Grant Law Center, Maine Sea Grant, and NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management received funding through the NOAA Preserve America Initiative to capture and preserve oral histories showcasing working waterfront preservation efforts.
Georgia Sea Grant has partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to create the new Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program. This program offers students at University of Georgia School of Law the opportunity to work with legal and policy experts to address challenging environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities.
Virginia Sea Grant has a legal program now and they have been focusing on resiliency issues—conducting legal and policy research for local community clients on issues such as flood insurance, community rating systems, potential disclosure issues, potential local community liability risk associated with not taking adaptation steps. They have also provided analysis to the Governor’s Climate Commission that is currently underway and the General Assembly’s Secure Commonwealth Panel that finished up work last month.
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.
The National Sea Grant Law Center and partners recently embarked on an innovative project that is bringing together individuals from three professional communities that rarely interact – Assistant Attorneys General, law enforcement personnel, and aquatic invasive species coordinators to improve management of the primary vector for the spread of aquatic invasive species, the trailered boat.
Join us for a Sea Grant Brown Bag Lecture Series on Friday May, 17 from Noon-1:00 p.m. EDT at the NOAA Central Library SSMC3, 2nd floor, Silver Spring, MD
Topic: The Sustainable Working Waterfronts Toolkit:
Connecting Decision-makers, Landowners, and Users with Information and Tools for Preserving and Enhancing our Nation’s Working Waterfronts.