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New sustainable ecotourism certificate aims to protect shorebirds while supporting tourism

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is partnering with the nonprofit Manomet Inc. to develop a new certification program for water-based tour companies that provides them with the tools to implement best practices when it comes to birding-related tourism… Full story

Connecting Georgia seafood producers to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant expands water-based programs

The seventh graders from Temple Middle School donned new life jackets before stepping onto skiffs to explore natural habitats near the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Their quest? To find dolphin pods and observe the animals in their natural… Full story

Message from the director

COVID-19 is clearly impacting us all, and Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is no exception. We have worked hard to follow the guidance coming from the University of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control. Our biggest priorities in… Full story

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

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

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