ContactSite MapSearchNews
Inside Sea GrantResearchExtensionEducationFundingProductsEvents

SC Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
p: 843.953.2078
f: 843.953.2080
CoastalScience@Work E-Newsletter – Issue #1 ARCHIVED

Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina
CoastalScience@Work: Update from S.C. Sea Grant Consortium


In This Issue:

Rick DeVoe, Executive Director, South Carolina Sea Grant ConsortiumMessage from the Executive Director
Welcome to our first issue of CoastalScience@Work, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium's e-newsletter to provide readers with up-to-the-minute news about the agency's programs, activities, and impacts. Please feel free to share CoastalScience@Work with your colleagues and friends who you think would be interested in coastal and ocean issues and our efforts. And if you have any suggestions for how we can improve our e-newsletter, please let me know. --Rick DeVoe, Executive Director

David DeCenzo, Ph.D, president of Coastal Carolina UniversityCCU President DeCenzo Elected Board Chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D., president of Coastal Carolina University, has been elected as chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium's Board of Directors. DeCenzo will begin his one-year term on January 1, 2012. "It is an honor for me to serve an organization that plays such an important role in the life of our state," said DeCenzo. "The Consortium's work is vital to the effective management of our coastal resources, and I look forward to working with the board and administration to build on its successful record of achievement." Click here to read more. 

South Carolina Market Maker wins national awardS.C. MarketMaker Wins National Award
S.C. MarketMaker, an interactive web-based tool featuring a searchable database that connects consumers of South Carolina products with suppliers, won the 2011 National Food MarketMaker Innovation Award from Farm Credit. The award was presented for developing a South Carolina seafood component that was later expanded nationally to include several new states offering seafood products through MarketMaker. Amber Von Harten, S.C. Sea Grant Extension fisheries specialist, was instrumental in expanding the portal to include South Carolina products, including local shrimp. Find out more about other Fisheries Extension programs by visiting their webpage. To locate South Carolina products and suppliers, visit the S.C. MarketMaker website.

From Seeds to Shoreline student salt marsh restoration"From Seeds to Shoreline" Engages Students in Salt Marsh Restoration
In a salt marsh restoration pilot project, Elizabeth Vernon Bell, marine educator, introduced nearly 700 Charleston-area students to the valuable ecosystem services salt marsh provides. Students from eight schools grew Spartina alterniflora--a native smooth cord grass--in Clemson University's greenhouse, and seedlings were planted in April 2011. Vernon Bell partnered with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to plant the seedlings near oyster reef habitat restoration areas. "From Seeds to Shoreline" is aligned with South Carolina State Science Standards. To learn more, visit the program website.

Upcoming Event: Tidal Creeks Summit, Dec. 5-6, 2011, Charleston, S.C.

Join Our Mailing List

Did You Know?
Over the past 10 years, the Consortium has generated more than $49 million in non-state grants and awards--about a 1,000% return-on-investment to the State of South Carolina.

Last updated: 1/9/2014 9:23:43 AM
CoastalScience@Work E-Newsletter – Issue #1 ARCHIVED


Page Tools Print this page
E-mail this page
Bookmark this page

Coastal Science Serving South Carolina
Copyright © 2001-2018 South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
Turbulent Flow Image Courtesy of Prof. Haris J. Catrakis, University of California, Irvine
Privacy & Accessibility