UGA to participate in multi-state flood watch during Hurricane Joaquin

Contact: Mark Risse, 706-202-9576, mrisse@uga.edu As states along the East Coast anticipate heavy rainfall over the next few days, scientists from Florida to Maryland, including the University of Georgia, are partnering to gather data about the extent of flooding and… Full story

UGA Marine Extension educates on invasive lionfish

The Southern Scene, a news show on Savannah’s WSAV station, ran a story in September featuring Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, one of 14 protected marine sanctuaries in the country. This is the only reef of its kind off the… Full story

Fourth annual National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium to be held in Tampa, Florida

The regular registration deadline is now approaching for the 4th National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium to be held November 16-19, 2015 in Tampa. Regular registration lasts until October 19, 2015 and costs $425. The ultimate goal of the symposium… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant have been helping coastal communities increase public safety and save money on flood insurance through training and outreach related the FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). CRS is the first federal program designed to… Full story

New educational programs piloted to investigate sustainable oyster aquaculture

UGA Marine Extension is piloting a new program for visiting school groups in the fall of 2015. The project, funded by the Landings Landlovers Inc., will provide hands-on educational experiences for approximately 190 students and the general public in a… Full story

Researchers evaluate impacts of personal care products on microbial populations in coastal waters

In the early fall of 2015, UGA’s College of Public Health, UGA Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant began field sampling for a collaborative research project to evaluate impacts from personal care products on microbial ecology in coastal waters…. Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant co-host environmental academy for legislators

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant helped organize and co-host a four-day meeting for members of the Georgia House of Representatives’ Natural Resources and Environment Committee throughout coastal Georgia. Led by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government and… Full story

UGA Aquarium collaborates on student research

Curators at the UGA Aquarium, Devin Dumont and Lisa Olenderski, are currently collaborating with Savannah State University and the Odum School of Ecology on undergraduate and graduate student research. Dumont and Olenderski are working with Amanda Mahoney, professor at Savannah… Full story

Researchers get involved in UGA Marine Extension’s summer camps

UGA Marine Extension has held summer marine science camps for the public since 1992. This summer, the Island Scientist session for children ages 13-14 featured presentations and hands-on activities with coastal researchers. Jeb Byers, a professor at UGA’s Odom School… Full story

Skidaway Marine Sciences Day to feature Georgia’s first oyster hatchery

A close-up look at Georgia’s first oyster hatchery will be one of the featured attractions at Skidaway Marine Science Day on Saturday, Oct. 24. The campus-wide open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on the University of… Full story

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