Long Island Sound

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.

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.”

Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies

A study by Juliana Barrett of CT Sea Grant and UConn researcher Tao Wu looks at past land use changes and the importance of taking factors such as socio-economic development and the dynamic nature of coastal environments into consideration to make these areas more resilient to climate change.

Federal funds will support CTSG’s sustained focus on aquaculture

Connecticut Sea Grant has been awarded two federal grants to continue initiatives to advance aquaculture, one focusing on creating new shellfish aquaculture information tools and the other on the National Seaweed Hub’s efforts to support the growth of the seaweed industry.

CTSG fellow to study how behavior shaped in response to climate impacts

Like it or not, climate change is impacting everyone, with effects ranging from subtle to profound. As the CTSG Marine and Coastal Economics fellow, Samjhana Koirala will research key questions about how income, education and other factors influence how people respond.