Rather than being an abstract thought experiment, the workshop offered small-group and panel presentations with immediate relevance to the issues Connecticut’s 36 coastal towns are grappling with as sea level rises and storms intensify.
About 25 federal and state regulators gathered with current and aspiring kelp farmers in the first meeting of its kind to hash out regulatory issues facing the emerging commercial seaweed industry in Long Island Sound.
This issue includes articles about a teacher education program at Hammonasset; chemistry-physical oceanography research on Long Island Sound; seaweed and shellfish aquaculture; and mercury research on fish and shellfish.
PDF of entire issue. Articles: Letter from the Editor A day at the beach is for learning Chemistry in motion Van Patten recognized at national Sea Grant conference Engineers get acquainted with aquaculture Testing project could expand yields of seaweed grown in Long Island Sound Searching for the menace of mercury Bios and Knauss Fellows
Applications are being accepted at Connecticut Sea Grant through Jan. 19 for the 2018 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship, a program that provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management for postgraduate students.