Coastal policy received a significant amount of attention in the Florida legislature this year, with several bills and budget items making their way to the Governor’s desk and others dying in committees. This update describes bills and projects of particular relevance to the CCS community and provides some context.
In a new study that is the first to explain what some have long suspected, researchers found that human activity helps sustain and intensify naturally occurring red tide blooms in Southwest Florida.
Join us for a CCS seminar on March 18, 3-4pm at Phelps Lab, Room 101, UF campus, followed by a mixer at First Magnitude Brewery from 5-6:30pm. Why Experimental Ecology Matters to Conservation Biology Mark Bertness, Robert P. Brown… Read More
By Tom Ankersen, Legal Skills Professor & Legal Program Director, UF Law Students and faculty in the CCS Coastal Policy Lab (CPL) kicked off Spring Break with a field trip to Tampa Bay to get out on the water and… Read More
Welcome Dr. Beatriz Marin-Diaz! Dr. Beatriz Marin-Diaz joined the Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) and Engineering School for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) as a Postdoctoral Associate in March 2022. Beatriz will be working alongside Dr. Christine Angelini and Dr.… Read More
Students of CCS-affiliated faculty presented their research at the 2022 UF Water Institute Symposium Poster Session. Topics included macroalgae decay rates, impact of sea level rise on wave loads, morphodynamics of oyster reefs, crabs as ecosystem engineers, invasive species databases,… Read More
For the 8th UF Water Institute Symposium, the CCS has organized a program of sessions and panels that explore what the future of coastal water quality monitoring, modeling, management, and policy should/could look like from a technological, scientific and engineering perspective, as well as through a management and policy lens.
As part of the Fall 2021 Coastal Policy Lab, a partnership between Florida Sea Grant, the University of Florida Conservation Clinic at the Levin College of Law and the CCS in the College of Engineering, faculty and students investigated the potential to mitigate the impacts of repetitive maintenance dredging by using more efficient channel designs.
In partnership with the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Program (CHNEP), CCS will analyze water quality trends and develop a web-based data visualization dashboard for the CHNEP Water Atlas. The public-facing Shiny dashboard will allow users to explore water quality… Read More
Hithaishi will be working alongside Dr. Maitane Olabarrieta and CCS-affiliated colleagues to understand how flow and nutrients from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River Watershed will impact the coastal water quality and the generation of harmful algal blooms.