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Call for Special Sessions

The 2018 Chesapeake Community Research and Modeling Symposium will take place June 12-14, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Annapolis. We are currently taking proposals for special sessions! If you would be interested in leading a special session talk or discussion, please email a title and brief description to gina [at] chesapeakedata.com by November 30th. These sessions will take place on both...

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Invertebrate Research

Researchers at Virginia Tech are developing a computer model to track invertebrate behavior in mountain streams. Aquatic invertebrates like crayfish and mayflies are important because they are essential to food webs and are used as an indicator of freshwater health. Associate professor of biological sciences Bryan Brown hopes that the model will be used by land managers in a variety of...

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VIMS Algal Blooms

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) recently received three awards totaling $2.5 million over three years to study harmful algal blooms, or HABs, positioning VIMS as a major player in quantifying the negative effects of HABs. VIMS received two grants through NOAA’s ECOHAB program that focuses on species related  issues with algae. Dr. Kim Reece, and her team will use one of the...

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Fighting Biofouling

Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Oyster Hatchery are studying ways to cultivate oysters as efficiently as possible. Small marine creatures like barnacles and bryozoans often settle on oyster cages and prevent a clean flow of water into the cages, causing sediments and algae to settle on the oysters. Otherwise known as biofouling, it can lead...

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Measure the Muck

  A professor from Old Dominion University will be hosting an event in conjunction with the “Catch the Tide” project on November 5th. The Virginian-Pilot and media partners at the Daily Press, WHRO Public Media and WVEC-TV have come together to raise awareness about sea level rise at an astronomically high tide, called the king tide. This year’s king tide will arrive on a full...

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Arctic Ice

Researchers at Old Dominion University’s Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO) are studying how floating ice sheets melt in three Arctic locations. Using ocean circulation models, they are observing how ocean water inundates the base of the ice sheets, causing them to melt. The research is being conducted by John Klinck, director of CCPO, and two research scientists from Old...

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