Sea Grant/Space Grant Fellow Wins Lightning Talk Award

July 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Shannon Ricci, the 2020-21 North Carolina Sea Grant/North Carolina Space Grant research fellow, recently won second place for her student lightning talk “Assessment of Visitation Trends at North Carolina Artificial Reefs Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery” at the 2021 University Consortium Geographic Information Science Symposium.

Marine Debris by the Numbers

July 19, 2021 | Dave Shaw

From 2016 to 2021, our state’s marine debris included 552,957 collected or observed items.

Update: The Effects of Upstream Plastic Pollution on Coastal NC

July 14, 2021 | Dave Shaw

“We want to determine how far the plastic debris travels downstream and estimate how much of this waste from the upper basin makes its way to the Lower Neuse River estuary and the Pamlico Sound.”

Summer 2021 Hypoxia Forecast: Fish Kills Less Likely Than Usual in the Neuse River Estuary

June 17, 2021 | Dave Shaw

The summer 2021 hypoxia forecast for the Neuse River Estuary calls for dissolved oxygen levels higher than the long-term average. Forecasted oxygen levels also are higher than the hypoxia threshold, which indicates a lower potential for fish kills during midsummer.

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference Set for May 10-12

April 26, 2021 | Dave Shaw

The fourth Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, a hybrid virtual and in-person event, kicks off May 10th to 12th. The conference offers a place to share experiences and knowledge about opportunities, resources, and local initiatives across a range of professions  in in order to generate solutions for climate adaptation in the Carolinas.