Happy Holidays from Delaware Sea Grant!

Thinking back and looking forward
Dear friends,

As 2015 draws to a close and we look to the new year, we at Delaware Sea Grant, along with the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, want to take a moment to reflect on the successes of the past year. We invite you to view the our 2015 Year in Review video by clicking on the image below, and join us as we reflect on the past year, and look forward to the opportunities ahead in 2015.


In June 2015, a national level site review team visited DESG to assess our program's strengths. This was the second on-site review of our program, with the last occurring in 2011. While the federal report of that visit has not been published, we had a positive visit and are very grateful to our 40+ stakeholders who spoke to the team on our behalf.

More than ever, the planet needs talented problem-solvers, students, scientists, policy specialists, outreach professionals and others, and it is through your collective support and partnerships that we are able to provide solutions to challenges at the cross section of the environment and society.

Happy holidays!

Best wishes,
James Falk, Acting Director
Delaware Sea Grant
Mohsen Badiey, Acting Dean
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
EDUCATION: 15 Second Science

Seeking an interesting way to deliver concise, "bite-sized" science that was shareable on different digital platforms, DESG's Chris Petrone and Lisa Tossey created the now popular #15secondscience video series.  The project was recently featured on the National Sea Grant website's homepage. Follow DESG on Instagram for the latest episode!

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OUTREACH: Invasive Species

This year, DESG worked with regional and national partners to encourage local anglers to throw leftover bait and packaging seaweed in the trash instead of waterways. This one simple change can help prevent the introduction of non-native and potentially invasive species. DESG spoke to local anglers and distributed information to local bait shops in Sussex County, Del., including posters, pamphlets, and stickers that can be placed on bait bags. The project will expand in 2016.

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COLLABORATION: Coastal Floods

Sea-level rise, dissipating dunes and susceptibility to storm surges are a few of the factors that contribute to a vulnerable coast. A coast at risk means an increased potential for damage to coastal communities and ecosystems in the event of tropical systems, nor'easters or other damaging weather.
 
More than 40 experts representing state and federal agencies and regional universities gathered to discuss these and other important issues during the Coastal Flood Research, Modeling and Monitoring Workshop on Sept. 16.
 
The workshop, held at the University of Delaware's John M. Clayton Hall, was co-hosted by the University of Delaware, Delaware Sea Grant and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resilience Institute.

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RESEARCH: Ship of Opportunity

Scientists are researching factors tied to sea breeze and wind energy through the Cape May-Lewes Ferry monitoring project, a research initiative designed and implemented by CEOE professors in partnership with the Delaware River and Bay Authority, through funding from Delaware Sea Grant (DESG).

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Goodies and Gifts from Delaware Sea Grant

Reporter Prize Package

Don't forget to submit your Reporter readership survey by Dec. 31 to be entered to win Delaware Sea Grant's coast-inspired prize package!

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Digital Wallpaper

With our online calendars, you can bring the beauty of Delaware's coastal resources to your computer screen. In addition to scenic wallpaper for each month, check out the list of notable dates as well as environmental facts, tips, and web links.

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Images of America Book

Looking for a gift for a history buff? Delaware's most destructive storm is commemorated in photos, authored by DESG's Wendy Carey!

Buy a copy >>
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