Cynthia Lyle Appointed as Texas Sea Grant Senior Associate Director and Extension Leader

Texas Sea Grant welcomes Cynthia Lyle as its new senior associate director and extension leader. In this role, she will lead strategic planning, federal reporting, and extension efforts. She plans to use a team culture approach to further Texas Sea Grant’s mission to improve the understanding, wise use, and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine…

New Vietnamese translations of popular oil spill titles now online

Audiences ask—Sea Grant delivers. The Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team has recently debuted three new Vietnamese translations of oil spill science fact sheets. Frequently asked questions: Dispersants edition, Federal emergency response framework for oil spills: Stafford Act and Oil Pollution Act, and Is it safe? Examining health risks from the Deepwater Horizon oil…

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports

From a National Sea Grant news report. National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness Ocean Springs, Miss. – The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program and the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened…

Free informational session on harmful algal blooms November 6 in Orange Beach

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of South Alabama, will host a free two-hour community roundtable on harmful algal blooms (HABs) on November 6 from 4-6 pm in the ballroom of the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. This event is part of the larger 10th…

Gulf-wide Sea Grant science outreach team seeking Texas specialist

The Sea Grant Science Outreach Program is seeking a Texas-based extension specialist to join the team. The interdisciplinary Gulf-wide team members bring peer-reviewed oil spill and ecosystem science findings to people with a vested interest in a healthy marine environment through extension publications and public science seminars. The ideal candidate will have a strong grounding…

Workshop to focus on preparing for harmful algal blooms in Northern Gulf

UPDATE: To see videos of presentations from this seminar, click here. ### The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and the National Centers for Environmental Information are hosting a half-day workshop about harmful algal blooms (HABs) from 1-4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile,…

Back-to-back Alabama sessions May 6-7 to wrap up national collaborative workshop series

About a half an hour’s drive separates the fishing village of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, from downtown Mobile. Sea Grant specialist Missy Partyka will make that commute one evening in early May to loop as many people as possible into Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf: Health, economic resilience, and community well-being, the…

One last bridge: Final researcher/ responder workshop April 24 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In April of 2015, Florida Sea Grant’s Monica Wilson convened a meeting in Port Aransas, Texas, to get people whose job is to study oil spills in the room with people whose job is to respond to them. Wilson, a specialist with a newly formed Sea Grant team dedicated to sharing oil spill science around…

Life hack: Helping the Earth using one easy tool – you

Have you heard about the pollution catastrophe known as marine debris? Marine debris is defined as any man-made material intentionally or unintentionally disposed of in our marine environment. Examples include trash, single-use plastic products, abandoned fishing gear and nets, and derelict vessels. Large and small debris items can be washed into waterways by storm water…