NC Coastal Federation Honors Mirabilio

July 31, 2015 | Katie Mosher

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is honoring Sara Mirabilio, North Carolina Sea Grant fisheries specialist, with a Pelican Award at a ceremony in New Bern tonight.

Contact Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

NC Sea Grant Seeks Science Writer/Editor

July 23, 2015 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant is looking for a new member for its award-winning communications team. The science writer/editor will use a variety of media to share information developed through Sea Grant’s research and outreach on myriad topics related to North Carolina’s coastal ecosystems and economies. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing for Coastwatch magazine and

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

NCSG/APNEP Joint Fellow Announced

July 20, 2015 | Rebecca Nagy

North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP, have awarded the 2015 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research to Liz Brown-Pickren. The fellowship provides funding for graduate students based in North Carolina and Virginia with an opportunity to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.

Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,
John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Rip Current Research, NC State Parks, and Coastal North Carolina Featured in Coastwatch

July 20, 2015 | Sandra Harris

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Summer 2015 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, read about: rip current research, North Carolina State Parks, underwater soundscapes, NC alligator population and more.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

New Publication Covers Tools, Risks Related toCoastal Hazards and Social Vulnerability

June 16, 2015 | E-Ching Lee

The North Carolina Coastal Resources, Law, Planning and Policy Center is offering a publication for local government officials whose communities are dealing with extreme weather events and increased flooding.

The paper, titled “Mapping Coastal Risks and Social Vulnerability: Current Tools and Legal Risks,” outlines the available data sets for social vulnerability, their current and potential use, and the associated legal risks in using that information for adaptation planning. It is part of a project that was funded jointly by North Carolina and Virginia Sea Grant programs.

Contact: Lisa Schiavinato, 919-513-1895,