Miami Waterkeeper, in partnership with Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami, has recently been awarded $117,667 from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of Habitat Conservation to help ensure the Bay’s health for future generations.
Carlos Martinez, a Florida Sea Grant statewide agent who specializes in ornamental aquaculture and aquaculture education, was recently awarded an Honorary State Degree by the Florida Future Farmers of America Association.
Karl Havens will join an ongoing panel of 13 other prominent scientists from across the U.S. to monitor progress toward Everglades restoration and assess scientific or engineering issues that may hinder the goals of the plan.
Chuck Adams, Florida Sea Grant’s marine economics specialist and Tommy Thompson, executive director of the Florida Outdoor Writer’s Association, will both be recognized at this year’s Extension Professionals Association of Florida conference.
Early Registration Deadline Approaching for the 2015 National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium
Early bird registration lasts until August 24 for the 4th National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium. The symposium provides a forum for stakeholders from across the U.S. to connect and showcase innovative, successful, and timely solutions to waterfront and waterway issues.
The winners are Jenny Adler, a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus in journalism; Carrie Schuman, a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus in fisheries and aquatic sciences; and Jordan Skaggs, an M.S. student in fisheries and aquatic sciences.
In this seminar, scientists will be sharing their work to answer lingering questions about oil that washed up on Alabama and Florida beaches during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The seminar is free and open to the public.
The fellowship provides up to three years of funding to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who study ways to improve the sustainability of fish stocks that are commercially or recreationally valuable.
A new Florida law focused on flooding also requires that redevelopment planning in coastal management elements includes the impacts of sea-level rise.
Maia McGuire, Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Flagler and St. Johns counties, learned first-hand the challenges of teaching marine science in the classroom.