Students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to receive funding in North Carolina Sea Grant’s first Coastal Resilience Team Competition. The team will collaborate on the project: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Flood-Resilience Planning in New Bern, North Carolina.
Ashley Oliver is the new South Atlantic Reef Fish Extension and Communication Fellow, working with North Carolina Sea Grant and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
North Carolina Sea Grant has opened applications for the 2022 NC STEM Policy Fellowship, with a deadline of March 28. The fellowships provide graduate students from North Carolina colleges and universities with opportunities to serve full-time for a year in high‐level state government offices, focusing on policy topics related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Recently, a team of engineers and computer scientists at NC State University worked with key partners to create ShellCast, an online application for predicting temporary shellfish lease closures. Lease closures are issued by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries as the result of storm runoff polluting coastal waters and potentially contaminating shellfish, which can lead to illness if consumed. The project funding included North Carolina Sea Grant.
Registration is open for North Carolina Sea Grant’s popular “Introductory Fisheries Science” course. Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio, fisheries specialists with over 40 years of combined experience, will bring together state experts in new virtual classes designed for recreational and commercial fishers — and for anyone else interested in fisheries science.