Coastal Research Symposium: Day 2

included in the most recent state hazardmitigation plan that was adopted by the governor. And more recently we have partnered with GMA andour local communities on a building pliable infrastructure and communities applicationand a program strategy for our coastal region. next slide delight. And this is the exciting one.We are going to have our next climate conference on Jekyll Island August 12 th and 13 th.It is going to be in person.Yay! Um and we enrollment is open on our We are too still admitting poster abstracts until June 1st. And Ibelieve we have a full agenda. And you will some of our panel speakers that you’re going to hearthis afternoon are also going to be orators um at our discussion. next slither please. And then lastlyI really wanted to talk about this really cool initiative that we have had going now for probablyeight or nine years. Um through the partnership with um Sea Grant hour or two agencies cometogether to host the Georgia Coastal Hazards Community of Practice. So our goal forthe Community of Practice is to have a group comprised of professionals whowork with coastal threats, strategy, outreach and research. The determination is to exchangeinformation on projects with attention towards determining overlap and spreads. With regards tocoastal issues and our upshot is also to create a network to provide stakeholders with accurate andtimely information, necessary tools and readily available assistance related to coastal hazardimpacts in adaptation.So if your symbol is not on this page and you’re interested in join usplease reach out to myself or to Jill Gambill with Sea Grant. And we would be happy to have youjoin us on our quarterly cross. Thank you. Perfect. Thank you, Jennifer. Um Jan Mackinnonis our next orator. All liberty. Thank you, Katie. Hi everyone. My name is Jan Mackinnon.I’m a program manager with the Coastal Management Program. And you’ve heard previously and we’llcontinue to hear from various of all my fellow members about task we’re doing at Coastal ResourcesDivision. But I wanted to highlight just a few is planned that I thought you would be interestedin from the perspectives of research and teaching. So CRD is the delegated authority governorstewards of state and marshlands and coasts. And as such our disagreement wears there’s many hatsof commitment including commitments to to the public and outreach and education.Policyimplementation and as such evaluation of wallops to these resources. Community planningand statewide planning as well as regional and collaboration with those partners andmany of you are included of course in those partnerships. And we also have a commitment tosupport and apply the best available science. Next slide. So I wanted to mention a projectyou’ve heard about a little bit previously: helpful employment of dredge fabric. This is aproject one of the projects I should say we’ve been working with the Army Corps of Engineerson is what we call the Thin Layer Placement Site behind Jekyll Island. And the goal of thisproject is to develop economically efficient and environmentally acceptable methods of managingdredge material.So as a part of this project there has been a lot of monitoring applied.And the cause for a good deal of this monitoring is Dr. Christine Laddick at Georgia SouthernUniversity. And she’s working in partnership with the University of South Carolina. Wehave also been supplementing monitoring and committing to monitoring specific invertebratecommunities as well as producing habitat maps. And you can see a picture of the placement activelyplacing sediment in April of 2019 on the top of this slide. And the bottom slide registers a pictureof regrowth in May of 2021. So we’ll be observing this locate to determine how quickly marshes canbounce back in the short term and then long term what the consequences of reduce coating substitution are.I wanted to mention too that the GCRC to be provided by Dr .[ inaudible] has been a great resource for usin transposing a good deal of discipline to management. And this report is one example of that. Next slideplease. We’ve also continued to work with property owners on living shorelines. And I wanted to showa few slides foreground Cannons Point living shoreline as well as Little Cumberland Island. Andspecifically mention to you all that we will be work in collaboration with partners we willbe producing a children’s book on living shorelines. You can be found in a screenshot of that inthe bottom. And hopefully the summer months beings will have it in their hands to be able to educatefourth graders and others on living shorelines in coastal Georgia. Next slide. We too hoststudents through internships. And if you are interested in that please contact me. And wewould love to partner and be able to expose students to some of the exertion that we do. Andwe’re continuing to work with the Golden Ray pollution cleanup as well. And I know my term isup. So thank you. Thank you, Jan. I appreciate it. Sorry for such a short turn around.Um our nexttalk our next presenter will be Kelsey Broich. Hey. Can you hear me okay? Yes. Okay. Hi. My nameis Kelsey Broich. I’m a terrain designer and visualization specialist for UGA Marine Extensionand Georgia Sea Grant’s stormwater curriculum. And I also work with Shana Jones and Scott Pippinat the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. And I places great importance on visualizations for nature-basedand stormwater dark-green infrastructure. I’m going to talk about my study from myresearch traineeship. In 2020 I graduated with my Master’s in Landscape Architecture. And for mytraineeship I worked on a photo located countryside knowledge inspection to better understand preferencesfor seasonality and coastal bioretention structures. So bioretention structures are important becausethey mimic the natural water cycle.Compared to gray-headed infrastructure they afford countless ecologicalbenefits such as improving water quality flood protection and equipping environment for wildlife. Thevisual impressions of these practices can impact the stewardship of them. I’ve heard numerous storiesabout the mismanagement of bioretention plans because they were misunderstoodor perceived as messy. And as a result they were mismanagedor even removed. Next slide delight. So understanding visual preferences caninform the design of bio retention organisations. Aesthetics or visual forms canconnect parties to these practices who may not understand their function. Beautyand intentional motif can instill price and may serve as a cue to caution or maintain thelandscape. Makes from our investigation reveal that respondents elevated the growing seasons springand time over inactive seasons like wintertime. Perhaps people’s wishes weredriven by greenery or growing embeds. These organisations may be most at risk of mismanagementduring the winter when they lack preference.So the study led to new guidances in researchbut also suggests that landscape decorators and overseers consider intentional seasonalityin implant designing. What if the least opted wintertime locates looked like this? This designerused flowers that remained lettuce in the winter. Perhaps intentional year-round seasonal interestwill improve the stewardship and adoption of bioretention rehearsals. Next slide. With growingrates of evolution and impenetrable blanket it is important to preserve green infinites and promotethe use of light-green stormwater infrastructure to captivate cool and treat stormwater runoff.Greater adopted in light-green infrastructure can support not only ecological benefits but alsocommunity well-being and climate resiliency. What happens to our cities jolts ourwaterways and eventually our oceans.Thank you. Thank you, Kelsey. Um our next speaker is LaurenCarroll. Hey y’all my figure is Lauren. I am a master’s student studying under Nate Niplinkin Warnell at UGA. And I want to talk to you all about my campaigns as I was a 2020 GeorgiaSea Grant trainee. So aims of my project is to better understand how climate change mayimpact Georgia’s estuarine fishes. The objective of this project include investigatinghow environmental and climatic gradients force trends and extra neck and abundance.And to create a mass balanced food web model in order to project possible age dynamic climatechange situations and how they impact Georgia estuarinectin abundance and trophic dynamics usinga modeling software called ecopath with ecosyn. Next slide please.So the diagram on graph on thetop is Dr. Rachel Guy’s 2014 analysis of the Georgia Department of Natural Riches CoastalResources Division juvenile trial survey. So the diagram demonstrates a possible decline in abundanceof key estuarine genus. My analysis on the bottom was created once more data was availableand expresses a possible return to baseline or decadal oscillation. So analysis of a longer dataset is required to better understand these trends. Recent literature has pointed out that a minimum of 10 years is needed in data to understand and tease apart short-term tends while a minimum of 15 years of data is needed for long-term directions. So we will be attempting to tease apart shortand long-term tendencies, degeneration all oscillations and bioclimatic affects relevant for climatechange applying a more historical data set. The CRD has the ecological monitoring tribulation sketch whichincludes over 40 years of data on panet prawn and over 17 years of data on finfish. This historicaldata set will allow more context in which we can explore the trends of the juvenile dataset andmass matched food web for the south Atlantic. A mass poise food web for the South AtlanticBight will serve as a template for a Georgia estuarine food web.So Georgia specificlong-standing data sets with life history and diet essays from the literature willallow us to build a Georgia estuarine food web. Mapping out an interactive mass match foodweb mannequin will allow us to forecast possible changes to future abundances based on climatechange scenarios. Next slide. Stakeholders that could be impacted by this project includeresearchers who may build upon our food web model and advantage a further understanding of thesystem, aid overseers who could use the model is another tool in their management toolkitwhen looking to the future. Business and recreational fisheries may see implicationsfor the future and projecting opportunities. And lastly the general public will have access tothis model to provide a greater understanding of the system, the threats it faces and appreciationfor those who manage it.Thank you for your time. Thank you, Lauren. So our nextspeaker is Peter Chiarelli Hello, can you hear me? Yes we canPeter. All right. Hello I am a 2020 Georgia Sea Grant study trainee. I’m a UGA food science student and I recently justgraduated with my “masters degree” in food discipline. If you require you are eligible to time bounce to the wholeslide simply to make it easy. Yeah. So I’m a nutrient discipline student. So a good deal of present trends going onespecially in a lot of industries is innovation. So innovation according to Merriam-Websteris a new idea, method or maneuver. Something fiction. So we can see this inthe technology field with brand-new virtual reality prepares or iPhones. This also happens inmedicine say with new vaccines or cares. And less thought of is actually in the foodindustry where you can see the trends of plant-based foods which have really taken off.But one really interesting is actually jellyfish which various kinds of draws me into my research.Sowhat we do is we study cannonball jellyfish. And which is something we did was we created a foodingredient gelatin. Um can you skip some more? So in this photo you can see salted anddried jellyfish given to us by Golden Island International in Darien, Georgia. And what wedid was we displayed jellyfish gelatin powder. Next slide delight. So you may ask why is thisimportant? Well the top of our research was to help george’s jellyfish industry diverse diversifyits portfolio of products. Can you hop-skip, delight? You can skip a little bit more. Sorry. So yeah. So inthis photo we can see Georgia jellyfish fishermen and women catching these cannonball jellyfish. Andwhat they do is they process these in a brining process to produce salted and bone-dry jellyfish.So one of the issues with the Georgia jellyfish industry is actually they were raise one productand this is mainly exported to China. So one of the issues is craft battles and continued craft warshave caused an confusion for this market. So this is actually a source of income for shrimpersin the off season of the shrimping manufacture. So we are really came back us, Georgia Sea Grantand asked if we are capable of assists them grow a US market for cannonball jellyfish.Next slideplease. So some of the real world employments are candies, beverages, edible films. And gelatincan also be used in recipes for thickeners, emulsifiers or stabilizers. It can also beused in a different range of industries from the pharmaceutical companies. Next please.Cosmetics as well as in the medical land. So there’s many different employments for gelatin.And our our level of this research was to do cannonball jellyfish and actuallyproduce hopefully a US sustainable grocery for the concoction. And you can skip one more. So ifyou have any questions feel free to reach out to my professor Dr. Kevin Mis Solval or myself if youwould like to learn more about this. Thank you. Thank you, Peter. Um next orator will beCharles Derby.Okay. Thank you. So I’m at Georgia State um University. And um collaboratorsare Bryan Fluech and Lisa Gentit um of Sea Grant. And and as well uh not mentioned here on GeorgeChamberlain who um we have worked with in in the past on on enticement proliferation. So next slip. Whatwe are trying to do is develop an alternative bait to be used in uh in fisheries. In this particularcase in catching uh off-color crabs in Georgia. So um we’re use um our ideas to have have um this asustainable relative inexpensive synthetic bait. Oops. If you can go back thanks. Um and um and souh one part of this is developing the attractant. Um and we have um previously done that uh throughum a previous project that George Chamberlain and I um worked on in aquaculture of shrimp.So inthat programme we developed the attractant as well as a approach of exhausting this attractant fromin this in that case it’s from a nutrient pellet. So we’re generalizing this idea uh for um enticement andfisheries for crustaceans. So from that um what you know the first project that we started afterthat was to scale up. So on the left you can see what our prototype bait look like um but these arejust generate the lab. So when you need to impel hundreds or tens of thousands of pounds of this scalingup is important and that implies working with um extruding companies to produce this. So that’sum one appearance of it. The other Bryan has um and his wife Hope and Savannah and MarcusStamey in Townsend. So we’ve done some preliminary contests with this. I judge I goto the next one is what we’re doing.And made some bait and then we begin testing it.Oops, it says I’m a little shaky. But I hope you can still hear me. Um and now really return todebate really a bit you know the idea of course is to make this commercially sustainable as wellor competitive which which we are doing. Uh the ingredients in these is no animal uh produces init it’s all flora or um or synthetic fabric. Um and uh of course the issue is availabilityof the enticement. And while this isn’t um currently genuinely the availability of menhaden isnot an issue in Georgia.If you look at fisheries like in New England for the lobsterfishery there it is. So where we are with this we’ve prepare two iterations of this bait. Andunfortunately these two iterations um are um um don’t have fairly the claim uniformity. So they’rereleasing the attractant too quickly. So we have a new bait production scheduled uh for July July8th. So within a couple of weeks of that we should be able to start testing. Okay uhand then the last slide just to to say you know this is sustainable broader umapplications can be we can use lobsters. And uh Bryan extremely can connect us with the fishingcommunities. Thank you. Thank you, Charles. Our next orator will be Jennifer Dorick. Hiall. I am Jennifer Dorick. I am a first-year PhD student in the food science bureau. AndI focus on food safety, menu microbiology.And a little bit of my investigate is I focus on aquaponicsystems.And currently there are no regulations um on these aquaponic methods. And so we’re hopingthat through a terribly given extensive investigate assignment that we will be able to provide someresources for perhaps government agencies to provide some sort of food safety regulations associatedwith these types of systems. Next slide. So first of all what exactly is aquaponics? Andaquaponics is a symbiotic relationship between the fish, microorganisms and seeds. And theyare able to grow in one recirculating system where the water travels from the fish to theroots of the floras and then generally back to the fish. And the microorganisms break down theammonia that is produced by these freshwater fish and proselytizes it to nitrites and then tonitrates which is the available form of nitrogen for seeds. And so there are a little bitof food safety concerns associated with this as fish are not usually associated with food bornepathogens. And so there’s just various kinds of issues and questions as to whether there are any concerns and wherethey are located and where we should be focusing. Next slide please.And so I’m completing initiallyit was a one-year study. And now we are moving continuing it to a two-year studyof these types of aquaponic organisations. And so the the most difficult questions with thisis what pathogens are present? Are they the common produce pathogens/ Or do the fishintroduce other pathogens that are not generally associated with produce? Andwhere exactly are they coming from? And there aren’t really legal regulations on thesetypes of systems. But there is the Food Safety Modernization Act which is for business producegrowers. Next slide delight. And so hopefully by my experiment we are able to provide some foodsafety the resources necessary neighbourhood farmer aquaponic farmers, perhaps equip a food security plan examplefor these farmers to then go off of. And currently there’s a USDA aquaponics a good agriculturalpractice pilot that’s going on. And so hopefully there’ll be regulations um from that. And maybeour investigate would further contribute to that. Thank you. Great. Thank you, Jennifer.We are right on schedule, Mona. So we have about 10 times forsome extra curricular introductions.Fabulous. Thank you so much Katie. So uhhello everybody. Once again I’ll call out your call. So delight mention your list, entitle, relationship, your search interests and anything that you hope to gain from thesymposium. So now “theres going”. Alison Soss? Alison, you’re softened. Hi uh is my cameraworking I can’t yes yeah okay. Sorry. Hi everybody. Uh my reputation is Alison Soss. And I am theGeospatial Analyst and Research Program Specialist at uh Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. I’malso a UGA affiliate. So I officially work for UGA at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. And myresearch concentrating on our sanctuary reverberate activity uh where we’re listening to the tones ofGray’s Reef underwater. And we’re likewise doing fish tagging as well and likewise delineating livebottom habitats off the coast of Georgia. I’m very happy to be here today with allof you.Welcome Alison. Anne? Anne Lindsay? Okay we’ll come back to Anne. Beth? Beth, would you like to introduce yourself? Beth Tasciotti? I don’t know if there’s morethan one. Sorry! It’s a common refer. My name is Beth Tasciotti. I am the grants coordinatorat the Coastal Aid Division. And I work with Coastal Incentive Grants. Um and I’llbe telling you a little bit more about that in the very near future. Thank you, Beth. I attend Anneis up. Anne, would you like to introduce yourself? Hi everybody. My name is Anne Lindsay. I’m one ofthe marine education module with University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Ialso serve as the Director of the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Happyto be learning brand-new things.Thank you, Anne. Bryan? Bryan Fluech. Good afternoon everyone. I’mBryan Fluech. I’m the Associate Marine Extension Director with Marine Extension Georgia Sea Grant.I am located down in Brunswick. And uh besides administering our increase curricula too work in thearea of fisheries and tourism. So glad to be here only uh soaking up as much as I can merely tolearn about what’s happening on our coast. Great to see you Bryan and Anne.Let’s go to Carl. Carl Bergmann? Hi, everybody. I’m Carl Bergmann. I’m AssociateVP for Research at UGA. I work with quite a number of you. And I perform on the Sea Grant Board.So I ever enjoy coming to this thing and hearing about what’s going on on the coast. Uhyesterday, I noticed the coastal management very interesting. I grew up on Long Island back inthe 50 s when the concept of coastal management was how many lives could you put on a marsh.And I believe that we all saw from Hurricane Sandy what happens as a result of that maybe 40 or 50 yearslater.So I belief the job everybody here does and is is really critical. So I’m just looking forwardto learning a bit more. Thank you, Carl. And thanks for your service on our advisory board.Really appreciate it. Uh Charles. Charles Derby? Uh you’re subdued. I well you just heard uh what my researchinterests are. I’m at Georgia State University. And I’m generally interested in these typesof things chemical sensing and crustaceans. Thank you, Charles.And Charles McMillan? Hello everyone. Charles McMillan with GeorgiaConservancy. Uh I’m the Coastal Director out of Savannah. I waste a good deal of occasion on St. Simon’sIsland and in Brunswick. Um I’m really enjoying I have a wide interest in coastal ecosystems.And I’m just read so much better. I enjoy the format this year. Thank you so much. Enjoyingit. Thank you, Charles. And thanks for once again your service on our advisoryboard. Uh moving on to Charlotte James. Hi. I’m Charlotte James. Um I’m interning withthe UGA Marine Extension and the Georgia Sea Grant specific with the Coastal ResilienceProgram.And I hope to learn about other research that’s happening and what other peopleare doing to protect the coast and conserve our natural resources. Thank you for beinghere, Charlotte. It’s really encouraging to see all students uh Sea Grant fundedstudents uh you know participate in the in the meeting today. Thanks again forbeing here. Moving on. Uh Clark Alexander? Hi, I’m Clark Alexander. I spoke yesterday.So you’ve seen a little bit of the things I are happy to do. I’m the director of theSkidaway Institute of Oceanography. I’m a coastal and naval geologist by training.And um I’ve experienced working with Sea Grant and the Coastal Management Program uh overthe last 20 years. Clark, thank you for your service on our advisory board. Uhmoving on to Courtney. Courtney Balling? Oh can you identify me? Okay. Hi everyone.Sorry. I was struggling with my mouse. Um, I’m Courtney Balling. I’m a PhD student inintegrative conservation and geography. And I study the impacts that sea level rise and climatechange have on septic tanks. And I’m likewise looking at historic access to wastewater infrastructure ingeneral.The Sea Grant Symposium is my favorite of the year. I always adoration determining what everybody hasbeen up to over the course of the year and seeing how different projects are progressing. So gladto be here. Good to see you guys! Thank you so much better for being now, Courtney. Moving on to DannyGleason. I’m Danny Gleason. I’m Director of the Institute for Coastal Plain Science at GeorgiaSouthern.And I’m a marine environmentalist by practice working on invertebrates. And yeah I usuallylike to get updated on what’s happening along the Georgia coast. So this is a beneficial each year.Fabulous. Great to see you, David, our IT guru. David, would you like to introduce yourself? You caught me toiling. Sorry. I’m uh I’m David Kwiatkowski. I work foruh EITS, the central uh IT radical for UGA. I actually take care of the Marine Extensionvirtually and uh in person. I’ve actually been experiencing everything here. I’m trying to doa little bit of area work at the desk very. Thank you so much for your service, David reallyappreciate it. Moving on to Doug. Doug Samson? Hi everyone. I am the Reserve Managerfor the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve. I’m also a member ofthe advisory board for Georgia Sea Grant. I mess around with climate and sealevel rise data and irk a great deal of my colleagues with emails every once in a whilebut otherwise don’t do research.Part of my job is to facilitate research by our faculty, by spouses, by traitors. And I do whatever I can to help acquire research projects happen. Thanks. Thank youfor your service and our advisory board members extremely, Doug. Really appreciate it. Uh moving on to Dr. EricaHolloman. And uh they’re intern which is available on the lap. Yes. Hi everyone. My name is Dr. EricaHolloman-Hill. I’m with Ayika Solutions, Inc. We are a family owned environmental consultingfirm. I am a Georgia peach through and through, an Atlanta native. And I’m a naval scientist.I became the first African-American woman to get a PhD from the Virginia Institute of MarineScience in 2012. So intimately connected to Sea Grant through the Virginia Sea Grantprogram. I recently moved back home. And so am now getting connected to my marine coastalfamily here in Georgia. Shout out to Amanda, a fellow classmate of mine from back in theday.And so just really excited to be in this space. My expertise is ecotoxicology with MikeNewman. Many of you all may know Mike Newman. He taught several grades at UGA. He was myacademic advisor. Areas of knowledge: human and ecological assessment of risks, environmentaljustice, community-based participatory research methodology, participatory action researchmethodology, environment and intensity, and then the intersection between socially vulnerablepopulation. Because I’m a Black woman I’m part of the social vulnerable population that I studyin relation to climate resiliency regenerative economy. And what does that mean for here inGeorgia? Many of you work with several of all my fellow members and friends from Savannah at HarambeeHouse to here in Atlanta at the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.Both our purchasers of mine. Soexcited to be here and in this network. Thank you. Welcome back to Georgia uh Dr. Dr. Holloman. Andthank you for your insightful questions yesterday that we learned a lot. Amazing. Thank you.Fabulous. Moving on. Uh Emily Griffith? Hi everybody. I’m a Marine Education Fellow withUGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant on Skidaway Island. And I’m just really excitedto learn what everyone’s talking about and incorporate it on the education side of things.Fabulous. We’ll have one more preface before we get into the lightning round again. Uh ShannonMatzke? Hi. Thank you. My name is Shannon Matzke. I am a master’s student at Georgia Southern. AndI’m too a current Georgia Sea Grant study trainee. My work is out on Tybee Island whereI’m doing a study on the native botany of the coastal sand dunes that were recently constructedout there.Fabulous. Great to see you, Shannon. We’ll dive right back into the presentation sincewe’re on time. Uh Katie, please take it away. All freedom. Thank you, Mona. Um ournext talker will be Danny Gleason. There “theres going”. Um so you guys said you guys have alreadyheard. Well looks like there’s something in the background there whichI didn’t know would be there. But I’m head of the Institute for CoastalPlain Science at Georgia Southern University. And our uh our duty to enhance, incoordination with public and private partnerships, interdisciplinary research and education that’sdirected toward understanding the physical and biological resources that occur below the FallLine and their sustainable use and management. And I genuinely uh was necessary to do two thingstoday.I firstly wanted to sell a little bit. And then I wanted to ask for your assistance.So if I could have the next slide satisfy. All liberty. We have a new bachelor’s ofscience planned that we’ll be starting in sustainability science. This willwe anticipate this will start in spring of 2022. This is tentative based on board ofeducation approval which we’re waiting on now. But this is kind of the selling percentage sellingpart of this presentation. We’re going to have a 100 it’s service standards 120 ascribe hour degreeprogram. Uh it’s very much discipline based. And it’s based out of the College of Science andMathematics but it will be interdisciplinary. So it will include all the departments inthat college including biology, chemistry, geology and geography and math and physics. Butstudents will also be able to round out their sustainability education by go electives.And departments and other colleges that they are able include anthropology and politicalscience and sociology and other such areas.So that will be starting up in2 022. Could I have the next slip, satisfy? And this is where I’m asking for your help. Everystudent that is in this program will be required to do a capstone know-how. They will either do apracticum in environmental sustainability or they are able to do sustainability research. And this will berequired of all the majors. So what I’m asking is if you have internship opportunities or you haveresearch opportunities and you could get a student involved for a semester or more than a semester, please let me know.My contact information is on the screen here dgleason @georgiasouthern. edu.Send me an email. And I’m collecting right now. So we’ll be able to match up students inthe future. And if you’d like to talk about this more uh just let me know. And I’ll behappy to contact you about this. Thank you. All claim. Thank you, Danny. And I guess I am upas our next orator. I’m going to era myself. So I promise not to take any more time than therest of you. Um I’d like to talk to you a little bit about um the shorebird protection uh theCoastal Awareness and Responsible Ecotourism um Certification Program that I’ve been workingon for um the past year and a half.It’s a extremely collaborative program um are concerned with closelywith a colleague Abby Sterling who is a shorebird biologist working with the shoring the Georgia BightShorebird Conservation Initiative through Manomet. And also closely with our our very own shorebirdbiologist Tim Keyes with the Georgia Department of Natural Assets through funding um with theCoastal Aid Division through a CIG Grant. We have been working closely with ecotour guides, with water-based tourism guides to design and implement a certification planned. Next slideplease. So the above reasons for a great deal of this is because shorebirds as a group um of fledglings havebeen um on a nice infuse incline fall for um several decades as far as populationnumbers. Um shorebirds use our coastal ecosystem during movement um for feedingpurposes, during um multiplying season as well. And human human ruffle has somepretty strong results on those fowls, both if they are migrating through as well asif they are breeding along the Georgia coast. So our “programmes objectives” have been to basicallycreate an opportunity to build support for conservation action.Our tour guides come incontact with tourists who are both residents of the coast as well as visiting the coast from umthe commonwealth of Georgia and uh internationally. So there’s a really good opportunity to speakwith people about shorebird keep and about conservation of our coastal resourcesin general. The doctrine reduction of recreational disturbance of our coastal habitatsthrough education and outreach. And to incentivize our responsible ecotour guidesum through the certification platform or process. So certainly working to create a credential thatfolks can have on their CVs, that they can use on their website, that they can promote throughtourism timbers, etc.And work to make sure that those who are knowledgeable about our coastand about its resources are um are getting that flake as far as um as getting that uh the credit forwhere credit is due. And my last-place slip, I am just over epoch. Um for the first year and a half ofthe program “were having” guaranteed 17 steers still further. Many of these are supervisors in study. Many of theseare kinfolks the hell is um actually owners and uh and um supervisors along the coast. So we’vebeen able to certify those 17. And we hope to continue building on that community and on thoseuh cohorts as we finish out the first two years of this program. All liberty. So our next loudspeaker umwho will be up is Matt Kenworthy. Welcome Matt. Hey everybody. So I just wanted to give abrief outline of a CIG-funded project that myself and graduate student Cameron Atkinsonare going to be working on. And it’s uh evaluating the use of an alternative hardscape foroyster restoration in Georgia’s estuaries. I think we all respect that uh loose relic shell placed inbags is a good method for regenerating oyster ridges. However there is some some area for expanding thisand assessing brand-new approaches. And the material that we are going to be using is it’s calledoyster catcher material. It is a plant-based jute material which is dipped in cement and wetformed into various chassis. As you can see on the right of this slide. We are going to be using thistabletop organization that can be basically placed down into the mud as a substitution for oysterbag shell.Next slide. For judge this we’re going to be doing the run-of-the-mill samplingtechniques. We’re going to be appraise oyster ridge concentration, recruitment, uh swelling. We’re goingto be using many paraphernaliums to evaluate the nectar community that are utilizing these differenttypes of oyster ridges from fish to crustaceans. And we also have a component where we arerecruiting recreational anglers to actually go out and test these ridges with secure and lineto provide an additional data component and likewise bring together recreational users and researchin this process. Next slide. Um and finally, we are incorporating some uh some technologyin our evaluation of these habitats too. Um one, we’re going to use unmannedaircraft to monitor these reefs. We “re gonna have to” fly these reefs compose digitalelevation modelings, look at these uh model changes over time to quantify reef growth expansion aswell as impacts on the circumventing shoreline and sediment accumulation.And on the right yousee an example of an ARIS 3000 which implements underwater tone same to a surface search sonartechnology. We place that material out by the structure it collects data. You can see anexample in the bottom right of this slide of the type of data that we can collect. And we’regoing to use this as an additional quantification of the fish that are utilizing these differenttypes of shoals to see if there’s any differences between one ridge type and the other. And hopefullythis time next year we’ll have some somewhat portrait and some some cool videos to to share about thisproject. And thanks for your interest. Thanks, Matt. That’s cool technology. Very veryinteresting. Um our next loudspeaker is Kim Minjae or Minjae Kim. Excuse me. Hi. Can can you hear me? Yes we can. Katie, I see those are actually my Slides. Sorry, Talia. You are absolutely correct.You are the next party. I skipped person or persons. I defend, Minjae. Talia, your slithers. You’reon. Hi everyone.My name is Talia Levine. I’m a graduate student a master’s student at OdumSchool of Ecology advised by Lori Fowler. And I was a 2019 postgraduate researchtrainee through Georgia Sea Grant. Today I’m going to be telling you a littlebit about my investigate on aroclor 1268 and mercury in fish usually consumed by humansand Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in Brunswick, Georgia. So my study website is adjacent to the LCPsuperfund site in Brunswick. 670 acres of this are tidal marshland. And mercury and polychlorinatedbiphenyls or PCBs are two of the contaminants of concern at the site. And I’m going to befocusing specifically on aroclor 1268 which is a PCB mixture that’s become associated with the LCPsite.Both mercury and PCBs are stubborn poisons. But PCBs are also lipophilic and quickly attractto fattier tissues of organisms. Next slide delight. So there’s been a lot of environmentalsampling conducted in Brunswick. And a standout study was on the dolphin population there in whicha male Brunswick dolphin was substantiated as having the highest PCB absorptions of any marinemammal in the world. And dolphins are possible and primarily deplete fish. They’re likewise thoughtof as a sentinel species indicating health effects that humans residing and feeding from the sameenvironments may encounter. Next slide delight. There are fishing advisories in Brunswick.And these are based upon filleted fish samples but there’s some evidence that not allrecreational anglers in this area are filleting their fish. There was some servingconducted in Brunswick in which nearly 50 percent of respondents reported alwaysor sometimes consuming whole fish. And if that is the case they’re likely ingesting inparticular larger quantities of PCBs than advised. So with that in head I sampled three genus offish that are commonly consumed by recreational anglers as well as dolphins in this area.Next place please.And the employment this uh applications of this research research are reallyto help this community navigate the advisories. Um I’ve included a little snippet now from theEPD website. And these are available online. But as “youre seeing” they vary by categories. And they canbe a little bit complex to steer if you’re not overly familiar with them. So the first tool I’mworking on are some interactive advisory maps that allow anglers to access species and locationspecific information for the fishing blots they’re utilizing.And the second resource is a children’sbook announced Daryl the Dolphin. It’s bilingual. And its purpose is to educate the community aboutthe fishing advisories and the importance of adhering to proper fish clean procedures. Andwith that I will thank you so much better for your time. Thank you, Talia. And now, Minjae. Thisis your time turn to speak. Thank you. Hi. My name is Minjae Kim. And I’m a PhD studentin Civil Engineering Department of Georgia Tech. My research is focused on to develop acomprehensive urban-hydrology-hydraulics model to assess coastal flooding of theChattam County of Georgia. The purpose of researching. The first one is identificationand the assessment of flooding moves such as sea-level rise and intensive andextreme weather event. And second one is to forecast of inundating with avarious scenario. Next slide delight. The this this is like the indicate theresearch desert.I simulate the the Hurricane Maria with 2016. And the left-handside immediately shows the Savannah River model diagram. And it is rigid in graph. And we didthis it have this kind of reliable upshot. So exerting the manner the digitalas a boundary requirement. The right hand side image shows the urbandrainage model. And can you collect the epitome? Yes. And with the precipitate and the boundarycondition from the Savannah River model. It can estimate him or forecastthe overflow of water as a sizing of the bubble in the planned. So is that we canestimate it some type of with the flooding, specially flash flooding. This is hardto estimate in these days. Let’s try. So such research can offset us expectthis type of results. Like the person is compounded flood risk assessment. It can help toidentify major coastal submerge driver or motorists. And it can provide the technical support forland they use and mitigation plan for future urban planning. And the third one is that itcan provide the flood risk mapping for public and commercial application. And you can generate an easyand accessible planned for flooding to the public and enhance the awareness of course of floodingto public and local economic.Thank you. Thank you, Minjae. The nextspeaker is Nina Sassano. Hi everybody. My name is Nina Sassano. I’m aneducator and the apprentice coordinator with the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Um Iwould just love to echo what Mona and some others have said is that it is so awesome to see so manystudents participating in this research symposium. It’s great to see all you um presenting your workand showing us what you’ve been doing. And um it’s really cool. So anyway that’s my job isto uh tell you about our student opportunities. If you wouldn’t mind boost to the nextslide please, Katie. Oh extremely, okay. Perfect. So starting with some of our upper height studentopportunities.And “its for” interested students and mentors for more information for you aswell. Um we have our Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is a national level fellowship thatis a 12 -month paid plight for students who are currently enrolled and about to finish theirupper level measures so lords and PhDs. Um our Coastal Management and Digital CoastFellowship is a two-year fellowship in coastal resource management. So um “its for” peoplewho have already completed their degrees. Um and then we have our Fishery Marine Fisheries and SeaGrant Joint Fellowship for PhD students interested in population dynamics and marine resourceseconomics. Um next let’s slither satisfy, Katie. And then we have a bunch of uh nation companionships. Um our Marine Education Fellowships, you’vemet one of our Marine Education Fellows today, is for students who have recently finishedtheir bachelor’s degree and are looking for that spread year in between the next steps; whether theywant to continue on with institution or continue into the professional world.This fellowship givesthem a lot of experience in naval education. Our State Fellowship coincides graduatestudents with local, position and federal agencies. So those students get hands-on work withthose agencies and get a better idea of how that professional macrocosm seems. Our Legal Fellowship isfor legal students students been participating in law principle programs to have a chance to work with lawyersin environmental justice and environmental law. And then finally you’ve heard a lot fromour research trainees today. We have a research traineeship which is for undergraduate orgraduate students seeking assistance and mentorship as they continue their research exertions throughschool. Of track we also have so many internship opportunities for currently recruited students.These are semester based.So they can either be tumble, springtime or summer. Some are paid. Some areunpaid. Some can give you academic or experiential read ascribe. Either way they’re all greatopportunities. And we have a ton of focus areas. So if you or a student you know might beinterested in any of these opportunities, you can go check out our student opportunities webpagelearn more or shoot me an email or a phone call I’ll be happy to talk to you more about it. Thankseverybody. Thanks, Nina. And I think we have just enough time to introduce Beth Tasciotti. I hope Isaid your name claim Beth. Um okay excellent. Um, go ahead. You’ve got the last three minutes of ourlightning rounds. Okay um hi everyone my appoint is Beth Tasciotti. Um I’m the grants coordinatorfor the Coastal Management Section of Coastal Resources Division.It’s nice to see and familiarfaces and specifies. And I did want to point everyone to our website for more information on theCoastal Incentive Grant. Um and peculiarly we’ve just included um a couple of story maps made by Colbythat give new ideas of the last two years of Coastal Incentive Grants. And they are awesome. So pleasetake a look at our website. Next slide satisfy. So the Coastal Incentive Grant Programis a competitive pass-through subgrant started possible by a grant to DNR from the fromNOAA. And each year the Coastal Management Program earmarks a portion of this fundingto the Coastal Incentive Grant. Next slide. So in the past over 20 years now wehave um drew possible over 20 million dollars for Coastal Incentive Grants. Andmore than 400 projects have been funded. And many of them are research-based. Andso um they are very it’s a very relevant funding opportunity um for research projects.Um the themes for the Coastal Incentive Grants are oceans and wetlands, public access and landconservation, sustainable communities, adversity resilience and coastal fortunes, and non-pointsource pollution.And precisely related to research proposals, they do need to addressa documented coastal conduct need and raise information, products or resultsimmediately useful to coastal managers and or local communities. And some basic terms about theCoastal Incentive Grant. Here i am 80,000 available per projection. And you can have a two-year maximumterm. Um and the concession requests must be must be coincided um one-to-one from non-federal informants. Solike I said, if you crave more information you can check out our website and contact meif you have any questions. Thank you. Thank you, Beth. And thank you everybodythat has presented and established yourself ..

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