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.
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.
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.”
Listen to CT Sea Grant Coastal Habitat Specialist and UConn Extension Educator Juliana Barrett being interviewed by radio show host Wayne Norman on WILI on Nov. 9.
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.
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.
“The Long Island Sound in Your Classroom” workshop will take place at Sheffield Island in Norwalk on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Regulators, kelp farmers and researchers gathered for the 7th annual Connecticut Seaweed Stakeholder Workshop on Sept. 15th, a meeting highlighted by a presentation of a business and economic planning model for the nascent kelp aquaculture industry.
Three artists using different mediums and techniques to raise awareness about coastal assets and concerns have been chosen for 2022 CTSG Arts Support Awards, more than any year since the program began in 2010.
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.