Sea Grant — South Atlantic Region

The South Atlantic Sea Grant programs are university-based research, extension, and outreach institutions dedicated to fostering understanding, wide use, and stewardship of the coastal and marine resources of the South Atlantic region.

Update: Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice

Visit the updated page for our revitalized Climate Community of Practice. We're helping communities of the South Atlantic and Caribbean prepare for future challenges by building a network of climate adaptation practitioners.

Tidal Creeks Summit Set For Dec. 5-6, 2011

Scientists, natural resources managers, conservationists and the ecological restoration community are encouraged to attend the summit and share experiences, network with colleagues and become involved in shaping the future of tidal creeks in the Southeast.

Details are available at this link:

Recalling Deepwater Horizon, One Year Later

NOAA Research scientists have taken advantage of opportunities to study and learn from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. What they learned not only helped guide the response to Deepwater Horizon, but also will be applicable to oil spills that may take place in the future.

Effects of the Gulf Spill on the Atlantic Coast

While the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill has not reached the Atlantic Coast, the South Atlantic Sea Grant programs are closely monitoring the situation and will provide access to as much information and data as possible.

Already, the South Atlantic Sea Grant programs have convened two summits bringing together leading researchers to analyze the potential impacts of the spill on the South Atlantic coast.

Oil Spill Physical Oceanography Summit (pdf)

Technical report that describes potential scenarios of oil spill movement from the Gulf to the South Atlantic coast.

Oil Spill Chemical Characteristics Summit (pdf)

Meeting summary that addresses questions and concerns about the forms that oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill may take should it migrate to the South Atlantic US coast.

READ MORE: Physical Oceanography Summit, Chemical Characteristics Summit, and essential links to information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

This page was last updated December 2, 2010

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