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,

Coastal Expert to Discuss Hurricane Resistant Construction and Effects from Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program

September 18, 2014 | Katie Mosher

Spencer Rogers, coastal construction and erosion specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant, will speak at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Fred and Alice Stanback Education Center in Wrightsville Beach on October 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. As an expert on coastal dynamics, Rogers will share N.C. Sea Grant’s recommendations for hurricane-resistant construction methods, and he will provide an update on the potential effects from changes to the National Flood Insurance Program on coastal residents’ premiums.

Contact: Ben Brink, 910-509-2838,

Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho International Taps Educators Nationwide for Strategic Learning and Advisory Panel

September 11, 2014 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant marine education specialist Terri Kirby Hathaway is a member of the EarchEcho Learning, Education, and Advisory Panel.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Hurricane Hazel, SciREN, Rip Current Data Featured in Coastwatch

September 11, 2014 | Sandra Harris

In the Autumn 2014 issue of Coastwatch magazine, travel back in time with several North Carolina residents who lived through Hurricane Hazel; find how where past North Carolina Knauss Marine Policy Fellows are now; learn how local researchers and educators are joining forces to boost K-12 Stem education; get the latest on rip current research and more.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Coastal Law Center Names New Co-Director

September 2, 2014 | Katie Mosher

Victor Flatt is the new co-director of the North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center.

Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,
Lisa Schiavinato, 919-515-1895,