News Releases

  • May 19, 2015 Rip Current Safety Highlighted for Summer Beach Season

    As Memorial Day approaches, a busy beach season is on the horizon. So, too, is Rip Current Preparedness Week, which kicks off June 7.

    Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

  • May 19, 2015 Beach Safety: Rip Current Tips and Educational Materials

    Folks heading to the beach this summer should be aware of the potential for rip currents. National Weather Service officials report one fatality due to rip currents along our coast in 2014, and a total of at least 58 deaths since 2000. Stay safe with these rip current tips and educational materials.

    Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

  • May 6, 2015 Sea Grant/Reserve Fellows Selected

    North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program awarded 2015 Coastal Reserve Fellowships to Jill Arriola and Seth Theuerkauf. This joint program is designed to foster research within the boundaries of the reserve and address a coastal management issue.

    E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,
    John Fear, 919-515-9104,

  • April 16, 2015 Schiavinato Receives Outreach, Engagement Award

    Lisa Schiavinato, North Carolina Sea Grant coastal law, policy and community development specialist, has been honored with an Outstanding Extension Service Award. Her recognition is part of annual service-related awards given by the North Carolina State University Office of Outreach & Engagement.

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

  • April 16, 2015 Coastal NC, Jones Awards, Sturgeon, African-American History Featured in Coastwatch

    North Carolina Sea Grant’s Spring 2015 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, read about: demography and coastal transportation — two hot topics discussed at North Carolina’s Coastal Conference; six North Carolina recipients of the 2014 Jones Award, all with Sea Grant ties; a research project featuring sturgeon; several coastal North Carolina locations rich in African-American history; and more.

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