2022

2022 fellowship for underrepresented undergraduates announced

The goal of the CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship is to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers, and marine industry professionals.
The application deadline is March 14, 2022.

NOAA designates nation’s 30th NERR in southeastern CT

Project partners including CT Sea Grant and congressional delegation members applaud designation of “living laboratory” that will protect habitat and provide expanded research, education and stewardship opportunities.

CTSG arts support awards program for artists

CTSG through its competitive funding program the Arts Support Awards Program, will award up to $1,000 to an artist or group of artists. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of aesthetic quality, relevance to coastal and marine environments and Connecticut Sea Grant themes, as well as its potential impact on non-traditional audiences. Submission deadline is May 11, 2022.

Read about CT NERR, bay’s seaweed woes & major museum remake

“Discovery, Rediscovery and Rebirth” is the theme for the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 issue of Wrack Lines, now available in print and online. Articles tell the stories of the CT National Estuarine Research Reserve, research into seaweed problems in Little Narragansett Bay, and the Peabody Museum’s transformation.

Marine life, human-sea interactions to be explored by researchers

Six research projects exploring various facets of Long Island Sound and the wider marine environment have been selected by CTSG for the 2022-2024 funding cycle. Four will focus on marine life amid changing environmental conditions. One will look at community behaviors in response to flood risks, while the sixth will focus on human relationships with the ocean.

2022 Long Island Sound Research Conference announced

The 2022 Long Island Sound Research Conference will take place in Bridgeport on May 25, 2022. Oral presentations and posters across disciplines in natural and social sciences that contribute to the four themes of the Long Island Sound Study CCMP are welcome.

Sen. Blumenthal seeks funding for CT River hydrilla control

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced on June 3 that he is leading an effort to secure $100 million over four years in federal funding for a multistate effort to control hydrilla in the  Connecticut River watershed.