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.
CCS to develop web-based water quality dashboard for Charlotte Harbor
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
New CCS postdoc Dr. Hithaishi Hewageegana will develop a hydrodynamic model of the Caloosahatchee River estuary to predict harmful algal blooms
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.
CCS awarded $3M US Army Corps project to enhance Engineering With Nature® design and implementation in coastal systems
This project, funded through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature initiative, will advance understanding of how and why coastal landforms, including dunes, salt marshes, and oyster reefs, are evolving through innovative coastal sensing, modeling, and experimental research.… Read More
Dr. Enrique Orozco López joins CCS as a postdoctoral research fellow studying watershed impacts on coastal water quality
Along with Dr. David Kaplan and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists, Enrique is investigating how water and nutrients from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River Watershed impact coastal water quality resulting in frequent harmful algal blooms.
State Policy Brief: Marine Aquatic Resource Mitigation Banking in Florida
Bills to authorize mitigation banking for seagrass and other marine resources on sovereign submerged lands (SSL) have been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate for consideration in the 2022 legislative session.
Dr. Jospeh Morton joins CCS as a postdoctoral research fellow studying dune restoration
We’re excited to welcome Dr. Joseph Morton to the Center for Coastal Solutions as a postdoctoral research fellow on an interdisciplinary project, funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative. Along with Center Director Christine… Read More
Coastal Policy Lab wraps up the semester with presentations in Sanibel Island
The inaugural semester of the CCS Coastal Policy Lab came to close in early December with a field trip to Sanibel Island to present the results of the students’ interdisciplinary projects. The Coastal Policy Lab (CPL) is a student-centered experiential… Read More
CCS AWARDED $2.3 million MULTI-INSTITUTION GRANT TO STUDY HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS
CCS Associate Director Dr. David Kaplan, and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists and engineers from UF, the USF, NCSU, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have received $2.3 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study how water and nutrients flowing from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River watershed interact with tides, currents, and waves at the coast to affect coastal water quality.
State Policy Update: Rule Development in the DEP office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Rule Development in the DEP Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, by Matthew DePaolis, Coastal Policy Analyst Fellow, Center for Coastal Solutions / UF Law Conservation Clinic & Florida Sea Grant Legal Program