Submit an abstract for Bays and Bayous

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 5 P.M. Central Time on Friday, Sept. 16. View the call for abstracts. The 2016 Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Bays and Bayous Symposium’s program committee welcomes and encourages the participation of scientists, natural resource professionals, students, business people, educators, outreach specialists, policy and decision makers, consultants and individuals from…

Ready to move your community toward resilience? Join us.

Are you experiencing saltwater intrusion to your aging infrastructure? Do you have low-lying roads that are susceptible to flooding? Finding it problematic to secure funding for projects to mitigate for hazardous events? Is it difficult to communicate the risks associated with some of these impacts? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then…

Webinar announcement: Climate change, community resilience and restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Many restoration planning documents and programs in the Gulf of Mexico highlight the need to address climate change impacts as part of the restoration framework. While precedent exists on how to integrate climate change into restoration decision-making, many post-Deepwater Horizon restoration projects fail to adequately address climate change impacts. At the same time, coastal communities…

Hanisko recognized for leadership in climate field

The Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice has awarded the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Spirit of Community Award to Marian Hanisko, a coastal management specialist on contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulf Coast Services Center and an Ocean Springs, Miss., resident. Her peers in this professional group selected her as the colleague…

Floodplain managers come together to plan for flood insurance challenges

(BILOXI, Miss.) — Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program are raising many questions about how much flood insurance premium will increase, when those increases will take place, and what communities must do to retain discounts for residents through a program called the Community Rating System. Professionals who work closely with flood management issues in…

Training to explore community strategies for changing climate

A climate adaptation training course for coastal communities will take place Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 27-March 1, at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, in Biloxi. The interactive, three-day training course will offer climate adaptation toolkits that will help identify and address planning priorities. The training is for land-use planners,…

Surge, wave gauges deployed for Hurricane Isaac research

As part of an ongoing storm surge and wave monitoring project for Dauphin Island, Ala., scientists recently deployed five surge/wave gauges and an atmospheric pressure gauge to record the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it passes through the area. The gauges were deployed early Monday morning (8/27/2012) with the help of University of South Alabama Assistant Professor…