Upcoming Events
June 2: Delaware Business Emergency Preparedness Summit

June 17-18: NOAA Sea Grant Site Review

Aug. 4-5: HURRIPLAN: Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities

Oct. 4: Coast Day

This year's event will celebrate technology that helps us make discoveries on land, in the air, and at sea!
At Sea Freebie

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

 
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Sea Talk

DESG's popular educational video series, Sea Talk, highlights Delaware's Earth Day history this month.

 
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Featured Video

Learn how to make the winning crab cake recipe from the 2014 Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-off through the capable hands of our seafood specialist, Doris Hicks!

 
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Visit Us!

In addition to our popular summer tours, we offer tours of the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes year-round for groups of five or more people. Come enjoy museum-quality exhibits in the main hallway of the Cannon Laboratory!
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Spring 2015
Dear Friends,Reporter
 
Spring is a time when we tend to think of things growing and blooming, a time when nature springs into action.  Here at Delaware Sea Grant, we too are 'springing' into action!

With President Patrick Harker's announcement that he is leaving the University, Dr. Nancy Targett, Director of Delaware Sea Grant and Dean of the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment is beginning her preparations for serving as Interim UD President effective July 1.  As of April 1, Dean Targett asked me to serve as Acting Sea Grant Director. Once a new president is seated, she will return to CEOE and DESG.

The next few months will be busy for us as we prepare our annual reports and prepare for a very important federal review that will take place of our program in June.

 

While it will be a busy time, the great work of our researchers, management team, outreach specialists and communicators will continue to serve you and Delaware's coast.  

 

Regards, James Falk
Acting Director, Delaware Sea Grant


DELAWARE SEA GRANT HIGHLIGHTS
OUTREACH & EXTENSIONOutreach
Sussex Community Exchange
Photo by Lee Ann Walling
Our coastal communities development specialist Ed Lewandowski and our coastal hazards and resiliency specialist Wendy Carey convened a Sussex County Community Exchange Workshop in March. The workshop highlighted recently completed projects addressing issues related to water quality, green infrastructure, stormwater management, and flood mitigation.
EDUCATIONEducation
Boy Scouts Earn Oceanography Merit Badge
We were thrilled to have Boy Scouts from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia join our education specialist, Chris Petrone, to work toward earning their oceanography merit badges!  For photos, check out the Delaware Sea Grant Facebook Page>>.

Catching the Wind

DESG and UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment educators hosted a wind education program with 125 first graders from Smyrna Elementary School. Students rotated through four content stations, which included hands-on, interactive activities about wind and the Lewes turbine. The program was designed to supplement the first grade science unit, Catching the Wind. View this and other videos on our YouTube Channel>>.
RESEARCHResearch
Climate Change Study

An increasing majority of Delawareans are convinced that climate change and sea level rise are happening, and want immediate action to reduce their impacts, according to a 2014 survey co-funded by Delaware Sea Grant and the state of Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
Sustainable Fishery Predictor

Jonathan Cohen, a marine science and policy professor at UD, is using a waterproof optical scanner to identify and characterize the zooplankton species present in the Delaware Bay. Read more >> 
2015 Delaware Sea Grant College Program
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