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Georgia Sea Grant awards funding for seven coastal research projects

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia has announced funding for seven new projects that will advance coastal science in Georgia. The diverse projects include investigations into policy barriers related to oyster aquaculture, tidal river flooding… Full story

Message From the Director

We are delighted to share our 2019 annual report with you. Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant had a great year with a record amount of private support and student engagement in our program. This report summarizes selected impacts and… Full story

UGA helps coastal communities address a potential public health crisis: Failing septic tanks that contaminate groundwater

Ashley Cooper-Heath and her husband had lived in a house on the banks of the St. Mary’s River in Camden County for about a decade when they noticed that their septic tank was leaking, spilling sewage into the river. “I… Full story

Friends of the Aquarium help expand educational programming on the coast

It takes fourth grader Ariona Taylor a few minutes before she is ready to touch the horseshoe crab in the touch tank at the UGA Aquarium. With a few words of encouragement from Marine Education Fellow Rachel Wilson, Ariona takes… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to lead study on climate-induced population shifts

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant was awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study human displacement and relocation caused by climate change, and the societal and economic implications of such population shifts…. Full story

UGA receives $50,000 grant from AT&T to address flooding in Athens-Clarke County

A grant from AT&T will help an interdisciplinary team of UGA faculty assess long-term flood frequency and severity for Athens-Clarke County in order to better plan for future development and infrastructure investments. Paul Chambers Jr., regional director of external affairs… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant is accepting applications for three fellowship opportunities

Georgia Sea Grant is seeking applications from graduate students for three fellowships: The Coastal Management Fellowship, the National Marine Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship and the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. These fellowships are designed for students who are interested in gaining… Full story

UGA’s new Green Living Series promotes conservation through individual action

Residents of Georgia’s coastal communities can learn how to save money and better preserve natural resources during “Green Living,” a new series of programs offered by the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in Brunswick this winter…. Full story

Between Sea-Level Rise and a Hard Place

Newly published research from the University of Georgia’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) sheds light on the practice of building hard armoring structures, such as bulkheads and revetments, along estuarine shorelines. While the negative ecological and economic consequences of… Full story

UGA partners on study to find sustainable methods of harvesting horseshoe crabs for the biomedical industry

Pacemakers, prosthetic implants, antibiotics, in fact every medicine or medical device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, depend on the horseshoe crab. A protein in the blue blood of the crab is used to test medicine and medical… Full story

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