Haley Plaas, a doctoral student in environmental science and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will conduct important new research on algal blooms as the recipient of the 2020 joint fellowship from North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership.
Rural communities already have seen the havoc that hurricane flooding can bring when septic systems overflow into nearby land and waters. A new research project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will look at potential longer-term impacts of climate change for onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Carolinas.
Teams led by North Carolina Sea Grant extension specialists are starting three new research projects, thanks to grants from the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund.
Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal construction and erosion specialist, will present “Hurricane Resistant Construction: Fact or Fiction? (and how to get your insurance company to pay for it)” on Oct. 29 at UNC Wilmington. He will explain best practices in storm-resistant construction and how to help offset costs.
Panels, posters and lightning talks will highlight a wide range of perspectives on a number of topics, including resilient communities.