NEIWPCC and the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) are seeking a communications intern to provide writing and publishing assistance during the summer of 2023.
Connecticut Sea Grant seeking applicants for 3 positions
CT Sea Grant is excited to share openings for three extension positions. Applicants are being sought for: extension educator-nature-based approaches to resilience; sustainable and resilient communities assistant extension educator; and Long Island Sound outreach coordinator.
9 projects focus on LIS marshes, water quality, public beaches
Long Island Sound water quality, salt marsh and public beach characteristics will be examined by marine and social scientists in nine research projects awarded funding by the Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs and the EPA’s Long Island Sound Study.
Video tells story of how kelp planted in Long Island Sound
New video, “Deploying Sugar Kelp Seed String,” showing the process of planting seaweed in LIS. Kelp farmer DJ King and Anoushka Concepcion, associate extension education specializing in marine aquaculture, talk about this new and exciting crop that is edible, nutritious and environmentally friendly.
CTSG receives federal funds for community resilience work
CTSG has been awarded $125,000 in federal funds for ongoing initiatives that enhance community resilience to climate change impacts. The funding will support the UConn Climate Corps program and also be used for projects on LIS habitats that protect communities from flooding and storm damage.
Shell recycling engages lively discussion at annual meeting
Like the sidewalks and streetlights of a town, oyster and clam shells are an essential feature of a healthy marine ecosystem in Long Island Sound. A presentation and robust discussion about developing shell recycling programs highlighted the Annual Meeting of Shellfish Commission on Jan. 21.
Coastal Perspectives lecture series begins Feb. 7
The Coastal Perspectives lecture series begins its 27th year in February, hosting free presentations for the public at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Auditorium at the Avery Point campus of UConn. sTo Len, CTSG Arts Award recipient for 2022, will give the final talk on April 18.
Undergraduate Research Fellowship opportunity for summer 2023
The CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship. Applications due on March 13.
2023-24 Coastal & Marine Economics Graduate Fellowship open
The Coastal and Marine Economics Graduate Fellowship Program was established to enable selected graduate students to conduct independent fundamental or applied economic research for one year under the guidance of their academic advisor. Applications are due on May 5.
Issue explores offshore wind, art, forest projects & more
The Fall-Winter 2022-2023 issue of Wrack Lines is filled with articles and images telling stories around the theme of “Looking Ahead: people and projects shaping the future.”