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21-22 Seed Grant Recipients Announced!

June 22, 2021 To increase our institutional capacity in coastal-zone research, extension and engagement, and education. The  Center for Coastal Studies has awarded four seed grants for FY2022. The goal of the seed grants is to form and foster interdisciplinary groups to address research, extension and engagement, and educational needs to better understand and find innovative solutions for complex contemporary and emerging environmental, societal, security, political, and economic issues in the coastal zone. The four projects span a diverse range of coastal issues including community hazard and mitigation strategy messaging, marsh migration decision planning, interdisciplinary research inventory and tracking of endangered species and they promote interdisciplinary team-building to address these coastal issues.  Full story here

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Coastal Engineering at Virginia Tech!

May 28, 2021 Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge and addresses complex real-world challenges that cross disciplinary boundaries. In this context, Virginia Tech plans to increase interdisciplinary capacity and disciplinary excellence in coastal hazards and disasters with a series of linked hires within the Center for Coastal Studies and the Global System Science Destination Area. In this collaborative spirit, the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Center for Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech seek applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the field of coastal engineering with an emphasis on coastal hazards and disasters.  Full story here

Center Director named Faculty Senate President!

May 4, 2021 Please join us in congratulating our director, Robert Weiss, on being elected as the president of the Faculty Senate for 2021-2022!  Full story here

FY22 Seed Grant Proposal Submissions Open!

March 8, 2021 The Center for Coastal Studies invites seed grant proposals from members of the Virginia Tech community to increase our institutional capacity in coastal-zone research, extension and engagement, and education. The goal of the seed grants is to form and foster interdisciplinary groups to address research, extension and engagement, and educational needs to better understand and find innovative solutions for complex contemporary and emerging environmental, societal, security, political, and economic issues in the coastal zone.  Full story here

Assistant Professor in Social Dimensions of Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech

February 1, 2021 The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in the social dimensions of coastal studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek an enterprising scholar working in the confluence of human geography, coastal economies, society, and environment. The specific research area within coastal studies is open.  Full story here

Announcing the recipients of the 20-21 Coastal@VT Seed Grants!

October 15, 2020 The Center for Coastal Studies (Coastal@VT) is pleased to announce the projects funded by the Center’s 20-21 Seed Grants. The projects both span a diverse range of coastal issues including land use, energy installations, communication of science, microplastics and urban growth and promote interdisciplinary team-building to address these coastal issues. Full story here

Please join Coastal@VT in welcoming the new faculty affiliates who have joined the center this summer and fall!

October 9, 2020  Full story here  Interested in joining? Please email us at coastal@vt.edu.

     

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HokieTalks: Coastal Geotechnics - From sand castles to sea mines

From Lee Friesland on October 4th, 2019 
Nina Stark with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, gives her presentation "Coastal Geotechnics : From sand castles to sea mines."

HokieTalks: Sea levels are rising - Solutions for watermen and waterbirds

From Lee Friesland on October 4th, 2019 
Sarah Karpanty with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, gives her presentation "Sea levels are rising: solutions for watermen and waterbirds."

HokieTalks: Supply chains for disaster relief operations

From Dan Mirolli on November 12th, 2019 
Chris Zobel, Professor of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business, presented during the 2019 HokieTalks. Watch his talk, "Supply Chains for Disaster Relief Operations."

HokieTalks: Tsunamis - Of sand and computers

From Lee Friesland on October 4th, 2019 
Robert Weiss with the Department of Geosciences in the College of Science, gives his presentation "Tsunamis: Of sand and computers."