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March 7, 2016 | Katie Mosher


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

Posted Monday, March 7, 2016

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North Carolina Sea Grant’s 2016-2018 research projects will consider critical coastal issues.

Researchers across the state are beginning North Carolina Sea Grant research projects, looking at topics such as shellfish and finfish aquaculture, southern flounder, algal blooms, storm surge, environmental education, coastal communities and public health.

“We are pleased that these projects will consider such critical coastal issues,” notes Susan White, executive director. “These two-year projects are considered our core research. They complement our ongoing research efforts, including minigrants and fellowships, along with our outreach and partnerships.”

The projects include researchers from varied universities, including: East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington and Duke University. Several projects also include community partners.

Funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the National Sea Grant College Program, along with state funding through the University of North Carolina system. Each project also includes matching funds from the respective university.

The follow listing of the core projects, which will run through early 2018, cites the lead investigator, as well as other participants.

In addition to the core projects, Lisa Schiavinato, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal law, policy and community development specialist, is part of a South Atlantic Sea Grant regional project: Advancing Understanding of Risk: Increasing Accuracy of Hazard Damage Assessment Tools by Improving Base Data and Analyzing Opportunities and Barriers for Use in Adaptation Planning.

That team is led by Shana Jones of the University of Georgia, along with J. Scott Pippin also of UGA, Jason Evans of Stetson University in Florida, Kirstin Dow of the University of South Carolina, and Victor Flatt of UNC-Chapel Hill.


North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast

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