The Blueprint and building resilience

Hurricane Laura approaches the Gulf Coast. Photo by NOAA Satellites/Flickr. The sheer number and magnitude of the natural disasters in 2020 is breathtaking. While choosing just one catastrophe out of the cornucopia of calamities is hard, the record-breaking hurricane season must surely be toward the top of the list. For the first time [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Blueprint and building resilience

Third Thursday Web Forum: Building adaptive capacity in a coastal region experiencing global change

**Please note that we’re using Zoom for this webinar instead of the usual connection information – please register in advance!** “Building adaptive capacity in a coastal region experiencing global change” with Mitch Eaton, Research Ecologist, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Join us for the second webinar in a Spring/Summer Science Series brought to you by [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|0 Comments

South Atlantic LCC-funded study that produced beach birds indicator published earlier this year

Earlier this year, Dr. Betsy von Holle and her colleagues published a study in the Journal of Wildlife Management about the effects of sea-level rise on coastal nesting species. The paper is open access, so you can read it for free here: The study shows that sea-level rise is increasing the vulnerability of the [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC-funded study that produced beach birds indicator published earlier this year

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|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|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