Sustainable development

Danielle Swallow, Coastal Hazards Specialist

Phone: 302-645-4258

Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958-1298



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Inaugural Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit Attracts 22 Delaware Communities

More than 250 stakeholders from Delaware agencies, academic institutions, non-profits and, critically, 22 local Delaware communities turned out Nov. 27 for the inaugural Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit.

The event was sponsored by Delaware Sea Grant (DESG), the...Read more

Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 9:00am

Lessons of the 2017 Hurricanes: Learning From the Past to Prepare Our Communities For the Future

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria inflicted devastating impacts on communities across the U.S. and its territories. The sobering headlines coming from those regions raise questions as to what...Read more

Delaware Sea Grant’s Annual Report Informs Community About Latest Efforts

Science fuels innovation, and innovation fuels the economy. Recognizing this fundamental connection, Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) has promoted the wise use, conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources since 1976 by supporting scientific research with real-world benefits. DESG uses...Read more

Coastal Delaware Resiliency Report-Response, recovery and adaptation by the tourism industry to natural hazards and climate change

The Delaware Tourism Resiliency report outlines ways the tourism industry can prepare for flooding and other associated effects of climate change. The 29-page document, is a collaborative effort between DESG and UD’s Sustainable Coastal Community Initiative. The report, available in a...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Coastal Communities - Laurel project

This is Sea Talk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

The waters of Broad Creek flow through the Town of Laurel, serving as a scenic focal point in the heart of town. A project aimed at improving water quality in the creek and the wider Chesapeake Bay watershed led Delaware Sea...Read more

Sunny and Windy

Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) and the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) invite classroom and informal educators from Maryland and Delaware, grades 1-12, to register for the 2016 workshop “Sunny and Windy: A Forecast for Greener Energy Education.”

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2016 Delaware Sea Grant Annual Report

The Delaware Sea Grant College Program’s 2016 edition of the Reporter newsletter highlights the many ways that Sea Grant scientists are serving the Delaware coast.  Published annually, Reporter encourages readers to become informed, get involved and stay connected through the...Read more

2016 Annual Report | Volume 35

Welcome to the Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) annual report for FY ’16. Let’s begin with a little history. In 1966 the...Read more

UD students presented the Leipsic Town Council with revitalization plans

At a meeting held May 2, undergraduate students Nikki Ferrante, Olivia Kirkpatrick, Sarah Morales, Hunter Perry, Matt Tjaden and Austin Virdin presented the Leipsic Town Council with initial concepts to revitalize and redesign existing landscaping and open areas surrounding the Leipsic Town Hall...Read more