August 2017STAC News

STAC News

STAC News

The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) is administered by the CRC and funded through a cooperative agreement with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Partnership – currently spanning the period 2016-2022.  The CRC has had a long-standing role of administering all activities of STAC, an active committee with 38 members from academic and scientific...

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Staffer Attends CNU Conference

CRC’s Environmental Management Career Development Program works with the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership to offer three-year staff opportunities for science, management, and policy graduates as the partnership works to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. While the CRC Staffers provide critical support to the Chesapeake Bay Program, their time is also spent exploring their own professional...

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NCBO Update on Oysters

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) has released its annual update on research under way as part of its Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services (ORES) project. ORES includes NCBO field work on fish utilization of restored reefs, NCBO-funded research by partner institutions on Bay species’ use of restored reef areas as well as denitrification carried out by reefs and their associated communities, and...

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VIMS Underwater Grass Navy

The Severn River Association has started a volunteer group called the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Navy to help assist an aerial monitoring program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. So far, 25 volunteers have signed up to hunt down underwater grass and mark its location using GPS through August. The Severn River Association received funding from the Chesapeake Bay Program to survey...

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VIMS: Developing Coastal Resiliency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coastal Management  recently awarded a nearly $835,000 Coastal Resilience Grant to the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). The award is matched by existing funds from partners at VIMS, the College of William & Mary Coastal Policy Center, and Wetlands Watch to...

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Adapt Virginia

The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) recently launched their Adapt Virginia portal. The portal provides a one-stop shop of evidence-based planning tools and resources to respond to changing climate conditions. Adapt Virginia currently provides forecasts, adaptation case studies, risk assessment and guidance tools, maps and data,...

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