Miami Beach Considers SLR in Stormwater Planning

Miami Beach, some areas of which already suffer from tidal flooding during extreme high tides, is now incorporating sea-level rise into infrastructure planning. Consulting engineers for the City are recommending significant upgrades and changes in the stormwater system to help the system function more effectively during increases in sea level anticipated during the lifespan of…

Adaptive planning workshop Aug. 9 in Florida Panhandle

Florida Sea Grant partnered with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (Apalachicola NERR) to bring the workshop “Adaptive Planning for Coastal Change–Legal Issues for Local Government” to the Florida Panhandle on August 9, 2012. The full AGENDA is available at this link. The workshop presented local government planners and attorneys with the science of sea-level…

Latest in Sanctuary Series Now Available

The second in a series of marine sanctuary books edited by Florida Sea Grant marine extension agent Maia McGuire has now been published. “Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries” is available through Ocean Publishing, a publisher located in Flagler Beach, Fla., who approaced McGuire about compiling materials for the series. The 350-page book has…

2012 Aylesworth Winners Announced

Three graduate students at Florida universities have been named recipients of scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science. The winners are Jeffrey Ellis, a master’s student at Nova Southeastern University; Christy Foust, a doctoral student at University of South Florida; and Michael Dickson, a master’s student at University of Florida. Since…