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Announcements

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 Continues to Support the U.S. Aquaculture Industry with FY23 Investments

In fiscal year 2023, Sea Grant invested $14 million in federal funding to support several new initiatives, including the Aquaculture Economics and Markets Collaborative, Aquaculture Technologies and Education Awards, Aquaculture Supplemental Awards and the previously announced Seafood Industry Workforce Development Awards. In addition, fiscal year 2023 investments supported the continuation of Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species Awards, Marine Finfish Aquaculture Juvenile Production Technologies Awards, Advanced Aquaculture Collaboratives, and the Aquaculture Information Exchange.

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Academia to Government

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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Capacity Building in the Caribbean: Resilience Against Ocean Acidification

As the Capacity Building and Stakeholder Engagement Fellow in the NOAA Ocean Acidification Office, the overarching goal of my position is to help the program support our community members to effectively reach their goals. Part of my portfolio this year is capacity-building for ocean acidification research and monitoring in the Caribbean region.

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Connecticut

Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, announces a research funding opportunity to improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal communities to optimize ocean co-use. Pre-proposals are due May 14, 2021.

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Climate

Champions of Climate Adaptation

Leaders who are helping their coastal communities adapt to sea level rise, increases in heavy precipitation and flooding need additional technical, human and financial assistance to do so, according to a report by a 2014 New Hampshire Sea Grant Doyle Fellow.

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Maine Beaches Conference
Maine

Maine Beaches Conference

The Maine Beaches Conference provides continuing opportunities for communication and exchange of the most current information among beach stakeholders with diverse interests, and presents the findings from the state’s beach monitoring programs.

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Community Adaptation Outcome Matrix
Climate and Hazard Adaptation

Community Adaptation Outcome Matrix

New Hampshire Sea Grant helped identify community adaptation strategies for the partner members of the Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW), including a matrix of over 40 actions that communities can take to improve their climate adaptation capacity and implementation.

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WeTables

These are participatory mapping tools that a number of Sea Grant programs are using for community-based work addressing both climate and stormwater issues.

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StormSmart Coasts website
Climate and Hazard Adaptation

StormSmart Coasts Website

The StormSmart Coast website serves as a “resource for coastal decision makers looking for the latest and best information on how to protect their communities from weather and climate hazards” (http://stormsmartcoasts.org/)

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The Crow's Nest Blog
Climate and Hazard Adaptation

The Crow’s Nest Blog

Since 2011, New Hampshire Sea Grant has helped to develop and contribute to “The Crow's Nest” blog about climate adaptation in New Hampshire, which is available on StormSmart Coasts, as a tool to communicate timely information about events and resources available to communities related to adaptation

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The Watershed Game
Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

The Watershed Game

The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that was developed by Minnesota Sea Grant as part of the Northland Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) program to help participants understand the connection between land use and water quality, as well as the degree to which implementing best management practices across land uses and sectors within a watershed is critical for reaching a water quality goal.

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Lawn Campaign Mind Map
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Lawn Campaign Mind Map

This tool was used to illustrate how social science findings could be used in a watershed wide non-point source pollution reduction campaign.

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Lawn care information sheet and brochure
Education

Lawn care information sheet and brochure

These tools are the result of a multi-state, integrated Sea Grant /Cooperative Extension coordinated project that supported both turf and social science research to reduce nitrogen losses from turf care and maintenance by do-it-yourself'ers.

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Extension

Marketing locally caught seafood in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Sea Grant is heavily involved in research and extension efforts to address the best way to market seafood and keep fishermen financially afloat, including providing resources for direct market seafood sales and research into retailer and consumer preferences on seafood.

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Coastal Research Volunteer members measure American eels. Credit: New Hampshire Sea Grant
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

New Hampshire Sea Grant’s Coastal Research Volunteers Help Researchers See the Big Picture

Steve Jones Associated Director of New Hampshire Sea Grant founded the Coastal Research Volunteers with the goal to provide volunteers with opportunities to engage in meaningful science and to benefit scientific research in the region. The program has been going strong for three years and is an overwhelming success, with volunteers helping researchers collect data they would otherwise be unable to collect. 

 

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NHSG-funded research at the University of New Hampshire is revealing more information about pathogenic Vibrios in oysters to prevent human illness.  Credit: Rebecca Zeiber
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Vibrio research in Great Bay: a complex problem

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are studying two illness-causing species of bacteria found in oysters to obtain a more detailed understanding of microbial life on the half-shell.  The ultimate goal is to minimize risks to human health without having to close shellfish beds for long periods of time.

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