A new study from North Carolina State University has found that voters and local leaders showed greater concern about plastic and other garbage in the ocean after watching kids’ presentations. North Carolina Sea Grant funded the research.
North Carolina Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program is accepting proposals now through March 5, 2021. The program brings communities and university researchers together to study high-priority environmental and economic issues in North Carolina.
North Carolina Sea Grant is opening its 2022-2024 proposal process for applied research to address problems affecting coastal ecosystems, economies, and communities. The first deadline is Jan. 11, 2021. “This opportunity provides funding to tackle real-world problems,” notes Susan White, Sea Grant executive director. “We welcome proposals from researchers with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, who will bring strategies to consider coastal, marine and watershed issues important to North Carolina.”