In this episode of On My Coast, we’re joined by Beth Lenz (Assistant Director for Diversity and Community Engagement at Hawaii Sea Grant), Keith Ellenbogen (Associate Professor of Photography at SUNY the Fashion Institute of Technology & Visiting Artist at MIT Sea Grant), and Syma Ebbin (Research Coordinator at Connecticut Sea Grant & Associate Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut) for a roundtable-style conversation about art and science. Portions of this live conversation have been edited for clarity.
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NEWPORT, RI— Seaweed cultivation is a rapidly growing industry in New England, providing new economic opportunities for seaside communities and would-be sea vegetable farmers. The widespread
Yale graduate student’s project selected by Connecticut Sea Grant’s 2016 Arts Funding Program
The website serves as a decision support tool. Connecticut Sea Grant announces a new website intended to assist coastal Connecticut beach property owners and beach
Connecticut Sea Grant's Education Coordinator had the opportunity to assess strategic benefits for integrating Ocean Literacy into research and training strategies with experts from the US, Japan, Canada, and the European Union as a participant of the Fulbright Specialist Program.
" Sea Grant is about the community we are connected to. We are a small staff, but we collaborate with a myriad of organizations to conduct research and get the word out about Connecticut’s coastal and maritime resources and challenges. Our strength is in our partnerships."
An important part of coastal resilience is understanding the dynamics of the shoreline, particularly, “How has the shoreline changed?” With funding from NOAA and National Sea Grant, a team from Connecticut Sea Grant, UConn CLEAR, UConn Extension and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection took on an ambitious project designed to understand and quantify shoreline change in Connecticut over the last 100 years.
Connecticut Sea Grant assists aquaculture industry, bringing policy makers and stakeholders together, netting new benefits for ocean crop loss.
Connecticut Sea Grant and CLEAR partnered to conduct a GIS analysis of riparian buffers for Connecticut and to develop an outreach program on riparian areas.
The Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change Program in Long Island Sound is a multi-disciplinary scientific approach to provide early warning of climate change impacts to Long Island Sound ecosystems and species to facilitate appropriate and timely management decisions and adaptation responses.
Connecticut Sea Grant and CLEAR developed a web-based tool which leads resource managers through the process of developing a long-term habitat based management plan with information provided on coastal habitat types, management and restoration so as to maximize the long term resilience of natural areas.
Please join us for the first Sea Grant Climate Network Webinar. Connecticut Sea Grant's Juliana Barrett will be discussing CT's work with coastal communities following major storms.
Mike Whitney, PhD and Penny Vlahos, PhD, Associate Professors of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut, are a physical and chemical oceanographer team that are funded by Connecticut Sea Grant to research the source perfluorinated compounds or PFCs in Long Island Sound.
Connecticut Sea Grant, New Jersey Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant have awarded funds totaling $1.4 million to support ten social science research projects to improve community understanding and response to coastal storm hazard information as part of NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program.
The Sea Grant network has been actively engaged in both the short term and long term recovery for those impacted by Sandy.
Helping diverse coastal communities adapt to a wide array of impacts from climate change is a challenge. Learn how Connecticut Sea Grant is making things a little easier by compiling the best practices from 34 communities along the northeast coast, from Maine to Virginia, and displaying them in an interactive map.
Rain Garden, a new free iPhone app, guides users on how to create and install rain gardens that curtail runoff of pollutants, prevent erosion, and provide wildlife habitat. Development of the app was funded by the NOAA Sea Grant Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building Initiative and developed by Connecticut Sea Grant and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research.
To ensure seafood safety, the FDA established strict regulations for handling seafood that requires all seafood processors to undergo training in the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). Sea Grant helps them get the training they need.