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Featured News...

Hiring Coastal Resilience Assoc. Extension Specialist

Nov 11, 2021 The Virginia Seafood AREC invites applications for Associate Extension Specialist working in the area of Coastal Resilience. The successful candidate will work with Virginia SeaGrant, the Center for Coastal Studies, GoVirginia and other program member institutions, extension partners, and the private sector to encouraging collaboration to advance innovations in designs, products, technologies, and services to adapt coastal communities to the adverse effects of climate change. Full story here

Galappaththi contributes to IPCC Assessment Report

October 29, 2021  Center for Coastal Studies affiliate and geography assistant professor Eranga Gallappaththi has a new publication in highly-ranked journal Nature Climate Change. This work comes from his role as a contributing author on two chapters of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report. Full story here

Hiring Postdoctoral Scholar

October 13, 2021 The  Center for Coastal Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in coastal hazards working under the advisement of Drs. Robert Weiss (Geosciences) and Jennifer Irish (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Full story here