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Georgia Sea Grant seeks applicants for three fellowship opportunities

Georgia Sea Grant is taking applications from graduate students for the Coastal Management Fellowship, the National Marine Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship and the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The fellowships offer professional development opportunities for students who are interested in working… Full story

Science and education inspire during microplastics panel

Over 80 participants gathered for an Evening @ Skidaway program on Nov. 16 to hear about the emerging issue of microplastics. Jay Brandes, a chemical oceanographer with Skidaway Institute of Oceanography talked about his Georgia Sea Grant-funded study on the… Full story

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. For the coastal city of St. Marys, changing sea levels and severe storms are local issues. With assistance from the University of Georgia, local… Full story

Workshop will address plastic waste and marine debris

Athens, Ga. – Plastic: Land to Sea Connections, a workshop on the problem of plastic waste in our oceans and what we can do about it, will takeplace at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in the University of Georgia… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant prepare communities for hurricanes

Using information gathered from focus groups in coastal communities, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to better understand how to communicate hurricane risks so that the public will take… Full story

Workshop will focus on Georgia’s rich shrimping industry

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host a workshop on Georgia shrimp in Brunswick, Ga., on Nov. 18 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants will learn about the economic importance of the shrimping industry in Georgia and the connection between… Full story

Request for Proposals: Recover and Response to Hurricane Irma

Purpose In collaboration with the University of Georgia’s Office of Research, Georgia Sea Grant encourages the submission of small, well-targeted proposals that seek to address the challenges related to Hurricane Irma. We will support physical science, social science, and engineering… Full story

UGA student uses innovative technology to study effectiveness of living shorelines

Field research on the Georgia coast in August can be challenging. Just ask Courtney Balling, a graduate student studying crop and soil sciences at the University of Georgia. “I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to walk out into our… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcome new educators

Four recent college graduates have been awarded one-year education internships with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant, the interns will serve as educators for students, teachers and members of the coastal community. The interns… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant seek applications for public relations specialist

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is seeking a public relations specialist to join our communications team. We seek an applicant with a demonstrated interest in the environment and who has shown skills in creating content about related topics for… Full story

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