North Carolina Sea Grant has hired Eric Herbst to serve as its coastal aquaculture specialist. He will join the program in June, working out of the NC State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, or CMAST, in Morehead City.
NOAA’s Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program offers on-the-job training for postgraduate students in coastal resource management and policy. Anna Jane Jones soon will start a new fellowship: to work with The Nature Conservancy to plan and implement nature-based solutions to reduce risk in the Florida Panhandle and the Carolinas Coastal Plain.
Many aspects of visits to the N.C. coast may be different in 2020, but one constant will remain: Partners up and down the shore are focused on rip current safety.
New research will investigate how much plastic travels from the upper areas of the Neuse River watershed into the Pamlico Sound.
A new study is exploring the impact of non-native seaweed in the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve.