News Releases

  • July 23, 2015 NC Sea Grant Seeks Science Writer/Editor

    North Carolina Sea Grant is looking for a new member for its award-winning communications team. The science writer/editor will use a variety of media to share information developed through Sea Grant’s research and outreach on myriad topics related to North Carolina’s coastal ecosystems and economies. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing for Coastwatch magazine and

    Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

  • July 20, 2015 NCSG/APNEP Joint Fellow Announced

    North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP, have awarded the 2015 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research to Liz Brown-Pickren. The fellowship provides funding for graduate students based in North Carolina and Virginia with an opportunity to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.

    Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,
    John Fear, 919-515-9104,

  • July 20, 2015 Rip Current Research, NC State Parks, and Coastal North Carolina Featured in Coastwatch

    North Carolina Sea Grant’s Summer 2015 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, read about: rip current research, North Carolina State Parks, underwater soundscapes, NC alligator population and more.

    Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

  • June 16, 2015 New Publication Covers Tools, Risks Related to
    Coastal Hazards and Social Vulnerability

    The North Carolina Coastal Resources, Law, Planning and Policy Center is offering a publication for local government officials whose communities are dealing with extreme weather events and increased flooding.

    The paper, titled “Mapping Coastal Risks and Social Vulnerability: Current Tools and Legal Risks,” outlines the available data sets for social vulnerability, their current and potential use, and the associated legal risks in using that information for adaptation planning. It is part of a project that was funded jointly by North Carolina and Virginia Sea Grant programs.

    Contact: Lisa Schiavinato, 919-513-1895,

  • June 12, 2015 Hydrilla Outreach Earns Honors

    Recent state and national awards recognize efforts to raise local awareness about the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla verticillata, led by Gloria Putnam of North Carolina Sea Grant.

    Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,