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2018 Social Coast Forum: ​Social science for coastal decision-making

The Social Coast Forum will be taking place from February 5-8, 2018 in Charleston, SC. Economic, social, and cultural values and beliefs greatly influence behavior and decision-making. Understanding people’s feelings and perceptions can have a tremendous impact on coastal management efforts. The Social Coast Forum is all about the “people” side of coastal management. If you have [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

November 16th: “Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries” with Simeon Yurek, U.S. Geological Survey/South Atlantic LCC Oyster reefs were historically ubiquitous throughout the coastal areas of the southeastern United States, but have declined over recent decades in extent and abundance along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts and elsewhere. Identifying the combinations of factors leading [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Our Coastal Future Forum

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium will host the Our Coastal Future Forum on Friday evening, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, SC. The goal is to explore a new process for including a wide variety of views in natural resources planning. They are seeking diverse viewpoints from anyone with a stake in issues [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) symposium

Registration is now open! Click here to register. The Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) began in 2007 to study the ecosystem processes of the New River Estuary and its tributaries, the coastal marshes of the estuary and the Intracoastal Waterway, the barrier island of Onslow Beach, and the managed forested lands of Marine Corps Base Camp [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

Oyster reefs are an important component of coastal ecosystems and economies because they create, modify, and maintain environmental conditions and habitat.  For this reason, they have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’. Although they provide a variety of ecosystem goods and services, such as water quality regulation, shoreline stabilization, sequestration of nutrients and sediment, and essential habitat [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

Watershed planning: Strategies and tools to protect and restore coastal water quality

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Jockey's Ridge State Park Visitor Center Auditorium Nags Head, NC The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) and the North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network are hosting a free one-day, watershed planning workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jockey's Ridge State [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Governor’s South Atlantic Alliance Celebration and Transition Meeting

GSAA Celebration and Transition Meeting Please join us to provide your input on the development of a new regional network for ocean and coastal professionals, building on the successes of the Governors' South Atlantic Alliance. A Transition Team of GSAA members has been charged with identifying potential options for transitioning the GSAA to a new model [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister, christina_meister@fws.gov, (703) 358-2284 View/download the GCVA press release The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

New climate change and sea turtles project

Several years ago, the South Atlantic LCC funded a project to link long-term survey data for four species of sea turtle, three species of shorebird, five species of seabird, and two beach mouse species to maps of coastal sea-level rise vulnerability to understand the effects of sea-level rise on population viability and socioeconomic resources. I'm happy [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on New climate change and sea turtles project