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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

Nine graduate students selected for Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee program

Nine students from universities across Georgia will participate in Georgia Sea Grant’s year-long Research Trainee program. Under the supervision of faculty and professional mentors, each trainee develops an independent research project that addresses one of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea… Full story

Sea Grant Legal Fellows address coastal environmental policy issues through real-world experience

The Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program offers students at the University of Georgia School of Law the opportunity to work with legal and policy experts to address challenging environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities. Over the summer, UGA… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes new Marine Education Fellows

Four recent college graduates have been awarded one-year marine education fellowships with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant, the fellows will serve as educators for students, teachers and the general public. Over the course… Full story

UGA Brunswick Station Open House scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is hosting its second open house at the Brunswick Station on Sept. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Visitors of all ages are invited to tour the facility, engage with coastal experts, and learn about… Full story

South Atlantic Sea Grant programs seek proposals on community resilience to flooding 

South Atlantic Sea Grant programs, including Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, are seeking research proposals that quantify the impacts of flooding on access to infrastructure and the associated economic costs to coastal communities. The regional funding opportunity addresses… Full story

UGA graduate students selected as Knauss finalists

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in… Full story

Alumni turn their appreciation for the coast into an opportunity for a student

You can see the salt marsh from nearly every room in Dorothea and Wink Smith’s Hilton Head home. The activity varies with the tide. When the water is high, boats cruise through a channel that connects residents and businesses to… Full story

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