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CoastalScience@Work E-Newsletter – Issue #5 ARCHIVED

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CoastalScience@Work: Update from S.C. Sea Grant Consortium


In This Issue:

Rick DeVoeMessage from the Director
I and the entire staff of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium are very pleased to be back at work serving the coastal and ocean resource information needs of the people of South Carolina. We appreciate all the support we received from our very diverse constituencies--thank you! Please remember that if you have any questions about the Consortium, or wish to offer suggestions about important coastal and ocean research and outreach program efforts we should consider, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Offshore Wind EnergyClemson Survey Indicates Support for Offshore Wind Energy
Consortium-funded Clemson University study of 657 marine recreationists from the N. Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C., areas concludes that 73% of those surveyed have some level of support for offshore wind energy. The final report details survey responses, including each individual's point-of-view about the potential impacts of offshore wind energy, and features methods, interviews, questionnaires, individual responses, and responses compared across communities. Visit the Consortium website to view the report in its entirety.

fisheries specialistSCSGC Fisheries Specialist Briefs Capitol Hill on "Local Catch"
In May 2012, Amber Von Harten, fisheries specialist with the Consortium's extension program, presented her work on MarketMaker to congressional staff in Washington, D.C. The award-winning MarketMaker website connects consumers of South Carolina products, including seafood, with suppliers. The "Local Catch" briefing was organized by the National Sea Grant College Program and sponsored by five Sea Grant programs, including the Consortium. Visit the Fisheries section on the web for more information about MarketMaker and other Consortium fisheries and aquaculture activities.

SC Environmental Awareness AwardUSC Professor Wins S.C. Environmental Awareness Award
Patricia DeCoursey, a professor and biologist at the University of South Carolina, won the 2011 S.C. Environmental Awareness Award for her volunteer efforts in creating small urban forests and gardens in Columbia, S.C. In 2006, she took over an abandoned woodlot donated by the university, and spent thousands of hours of her own time--plus coordinated the work of many other volunteers--to create the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, which represents 10 different native plant communities. The S.C. Environmental Awareness Award was established in 1992 by the General Assembly to recognize outstanding contributions toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of South Carolina's natural resources. Members of the selection committee represent the Consortium, S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources, and S.C. Forestry Commission.

Upcoming Event: S.C. Water Resources Conference, October 10-11, 2012, Columbia, S.C.

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CoastalScience@Work E-Newsletter – Issue #5 ARCHIVED


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