Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.
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With a greater ecological understanding, Washington Sea Grant works to increase understanding of social perspectives of geoduck clam aquaculture.
Working waterfronts in South Carolina are hotspots for tourists to enjoy the local seafood and immerse themselves in nature. This has not always been the case, however, with most waterfronts historically focused around commercial businesses and industry. While some communities embrace this change towards a more recreational focus, others fear that commercial fishing and the “traditional identity” of the town will suffer.
Here at MIT Sea Grant, we decided to create a directory of social scientists. We anticipated that this directory would be very valuable for scholars seeking expertise in other fields for interdisciplinary projects; for journals interested in identifying peer reviewers; for graduate students who need mentors or outside committee members; and for managers who have issues that would benefit from addressing social-cultural factors or other aspects of human dimensions.
This report is a regional social science collaboration highlighting the gaps in knowledge related to people and marine environments. Robust social science is a fundamental aspect of ecosystem-based management; and moreover, provides necessary information for understanding resilience and vulnerability to human populations.
A report on resident’s attitudes, perceptions, preferences, and values towards a variety of socio-environmental topics. The study is part of a regional beach management and climate change adaptation planning efforts, and informs implementation and future modification of the 2010 Kailua Beach and Dune Management Plan.
The National Weather Service selected the Sea Grant Great Lakes Social Science Network to assess the Impact-based Warning System because of Sea Grant strong reputation for engaging local, sometimes hard to reach, communities.
Jane is Wisconsin Sea Grant’s first social scientist, reflecting a new emphasis by Sea Grant to factor humans into its research program. She joined the Advisory Services team in October of 2012.
Katie Williams was the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Funded graduate student on the Impact Based Warning System assessment working with Extension Agent Dr. Jane Harrison.
Katherine E. Bunting-Howarth (Kathy) became the Associate Director for New York Sea Grant and an Assistant Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension in April of 2011. She leads a group of talented Extension Associates located in a number of offices along the many diverse coasts of New York State.
Caitie McCoy is Illinois Indiana Sea Grant's environmental social scientist. Caitie is focused on communities interested or involved with the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which provides resources to clean up U.S. EPA Areas of Concern.
New survey led by Oregon Sea Grant across eight coastal states found that that while the American public may be divided about whether climate change is happening, coastal managers and elected officials are not. Three quarters of coastal professionals surveyed – and 70% of all participants – said they believe that the climate in their area is changing.
A new climate study from University of Hawai’i Sea Grant found that most of the earth will routinely experience a climate unlike anything on record by 2047. More shocking, is the finding that the tropics may experience these unprecedented temperatures in as early as seven years.