If you are looking for a locally inspired gift for a loved one, consider a Delaware Sea Grant produced item, available through the DESG publications catalog.

Crab Cake Cookbook

Coast Day 2014 marked the 25th year of the Coast Day Crab Cake Cookoff.  In honor of the anniversary, DESG published a cookbook featuring the top three finalists from the past 25 years.   

Images of America
Delaware's 1962 Northeaster

Delaware's most destructive storm is commemorated in photographs by the newest book in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America Series. Delaware's 1962 Northeaster is authored by DESG's Wendy Carey, and Tony Pratt and Kimberly McKenna of DNREC.  

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December 2014 desktop wallpaper

Our Sea Grant desktop wallpapers are one of our most popular products.  December's is available to download FREE now!  

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Winter 2014
GreetingsDear Friends,

Throughout the year, our Delaware Sea Grant scientists, educators and outreach specialists travel throughout our state and beyond to conduct science and outreach programs to serve Delaware.  Whether we are at the University of Delaware in Newark or Lewes, collaborating with a Sea Grant program in another state, or visiting a foreign country to share the Sea Grant model, we are inspired to continue our mission.

We at Delaware Sea Grant, along with the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, thank you for your support and partnership in 2014, and wish you peace and goodwill in the New Year.
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Warm wishes,


Nancy Targett, Dean & Director

CollaborationsCOLLABORATIONS: Shellfish Aquaculture
With Delaware shellfish aquaculture regulations published in August 2014, DESG continues to provide applied research, demonstration and technology transfer in this area.

A team of scientists and economists, led by Sunny Jardine in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, was awarded a multi-year research grant from the National Sea Grant program to explore the economics of ecosystem services from oyster aquaculture. In addition, USDA awarded UD's Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative a Rural Business Enterprise Grant to research and develop a branding strategy for Inland Bay aquaculture products, an effort being led by DESG's coastal communities development specialist Ed Lewandowski.

Federal funding announcement to support oyster farming in Delaware's Inland Bays

John Ewart, DESG's aquaculture specialist, continues to support aquaculture education in Delaware, serving as a content expert and providing educational opportunities to potential growers.
CoastDayEDUCATION: Coast Day 2014
Coast Day celebrated its 38th year in Lewes on Sunday, Oct. 5, with the theme "Weather and Climate: On Our Radar." UD scientists, staff and students highlighted how they are improving understanding of ocean environments and serving coastal communities.  Be sure to check out our Storify of the event for photos, contest recaps and more!
OutreachOUTREACH: Community Flood Maps
DESG recently unveiled interactive flood risk awareness maps for 10 communities in Sussex County, many of which have experienced significant bayside flooding in recent years, especially during Hurricane Sandy.

Each community's flood map is shown with an interactive before/after slider tool that enables the viewer to visualize both the landward extent of flooding (horizontal) and floodwater depths (vertical) expected to occur during the 100-year flood (or 1 percent annual chance flood event).
ResearchRESEARCH: Request for Proposals
Delaware Sea Grant is soliciting pre-proposals for research that addresses marine and coastal problems and opportunities important to Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic region and the nation. This 2016-2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) covers up to two years of funding. Investigators wishing to participate must submit brief pre-proposals, according to guidelines found at

2014 Delaware Sea Grant College Program
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