NC Sea Grant Seeks Applicants for Knauss Fellowship

December 16, 2014 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant invites graduate students at North Carolina universities to apply for the 2016 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. This national opportunity is offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Feb. 13, 2015.

Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Coastal Society Honors Sea Grant’s Schiavinato

November 7, 2014 | Katie Mosher

The Coastal Society has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Lisa Schiavinato, North Carolina Sea Grant’s, law, policy and community development specialist. The announcement came this week as part of the society’s joint meeting with Restore America’s Estuaries, held in Washington, D.C.

Katie Mosher, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-9069,
Judy Tucker, The Coastal Society, 757-565-0999,

NC Sea Grant Seeks Coastal Economist

October 31, 2014 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant has an opening for a coastal economist based at its headquarters in Raleigh. For details and instructions, go to

Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Dorton Named Coordinator for NC Sentinel Site Cooperative

September 26, 2014 | Katie Mosher

The North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative welcomes Jennifer Dorton as the new coordinator for the program that leverages existing research and monitoring resources to ensure resilient coastal communities and ecosystems in the face of changing conditions.

Contact: Jennifer Dorton, 910-962-2777

Schiavinato to Participate in Wilmington Coastal Energy Summit

September 19, 2014 | Katie Mosher

President Obama’s recent decision to open parts of the Atlantic to oil and gas exploration — along with advancements in the wind, nuclear, solar and biomass industries — has created numerous energy-related initiatives on North Carolina’s coast. On Oct. 9, the inaugural Coastal Energy Summit will bring together local, state and national leaders in the energy industry to talk about the opportunities, risks and timelines for these initiatives.

Lisa Schiavinato, 919-515-1895,
Rob Kaiser, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, 910-264-8955,