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Oct. 5: Coast Day

We hope that you will join us for our 38th annual Coast Day, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This year's theme is "Weather and Climate: On Our Radar." Join us as we explore how Delaware's coastal location impacts our weather and climate, and explore ways to be prepared and act!

And don't miss those Coast Day favorites like the Crab Cake Cook-Off, touch tanks, ship tours and more!
Follow along on social media using #DECoastDay!


At Sea Freebie

Our Sea Grant desktop wallpapers are one of our most popular products.  August is available for download now!

 
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Sea Talk

DESG's popular educational video series, Sea Talk, highlights lionfish this month.

 
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Visit Us!
It's not too late to take a summer tour at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes! Tours are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in August. Reservations are required by calling 302-645-4234 or emailing ldorey@udel.edu.
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Summer 2014
Dear Friends,Reporter
 

Every summer, we in Delaware Sea Grant take time to report our successes to our federal, state, and regional partners in our annual report, aptly titled "Reporter." The report addresses our efforts in our focus areas of hazard resilience, seafood safety, sustainable development and ecosystem health. I encourage you to take a look on our website www.deseagrant.org/reporter. It was our great pleasure to present this report in person to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, when he visited campus earlier this summer. Associate Director Jim Falk shared recent projects, including economic strategies for traditionally maritime communities, awareness programs on beach injuries and seafood safety initiatives.

 

It is the goal of Delaware Sea Grant that society benefits from the sea, both today and in the future. It is our hope that through reading this report and by learning more from our website you are inspired to join us pursuing that endeavor.

 

Best regards,

 

Nancy Targett, Dean & Director

P.S. If you take a few moments to complete our 2014 Reporter readership survey, you will be entered to win our Coastal Prize Package!
DELAWARE SEA GRANT HIGHLIGHTS
OUTREACH & EXTENSIONOutreach
Reimagining Laurel

Our coastal communities development specialist Ed Lewandowski is helping the town of
Laurel reimagine its riverfront with help from University of Delaware landscape design faculty and students.  The project involves town leaders, developers and environmental regulators, and hopefully, increased participation from residents, as the town looks to balance the environment and development.

Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101
Delaware Sea Grant specialists Doris Hicks and John Ewart are working with their counterparts in Louisiana and Oregon to offer in-service trainings for industry professionals on how to effectively explain the health benefits and safety of eating fish and shellfish. The first workshop, held in April, provided training on seafood safety, handling and regulations, with sessions also providing insights on global trends and progress in aquaculture.

Rip Current Awareness
Delaware Sea Grant recently hosted a visit by international rip current expert Dr. Rob Brander (aka Dr. Rip) who spent four days talking with local experts and beach patrol representatives about advances in rip current science as well as challenges and future directions for rip current education.
EDUCATIONEducation
DESG hosts teacher professional development
For DESG education programming, summer is the perfect time to take teachers outside and provide them with valuable content, classroom resources and confidence for teaching coastal and environmental topics.  This summer's programming included a BWET Bay-to-Bay workshop, MADE CLEAR Climate Science Academy, a Lewes Education Coalition Workshop and more!  For roundups and photos of each, check out the Delaware Sea Grant Facebook Page>>.

RESEARCHResearch
Offshore wind
Delaware Sea Grant continues to conduct innovative research that quantifies and translates opportunities for coastal-ocean renewable energy technologies. Recent findings include: Beach safety study 
Medical experts and University of Delaware researchers are examining wave processes along the coast in an effort to relate beach conditions to injury occurrence. In a detailed study, partially funded by Delaware Sea Grant, they are cross-referencing wave properties - such as height, wave length and where the waves break - with injury statistics. This summer they are measuring wave properties and currents to improve data collection for the study.  Read more>> 
2014 Delaware Sea Grant College Program
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