How We Work: The Sea Grant Model
The Sea Grant Model integrates research and outreach (including extension, communications, and education) for science with real world impacts.
To share and explain new research discoveries, engage citizens in decision‐making processes and empower stakeholders to address national, state and local issues as they emerge, Sea Grant takes a multi-faceted approach to outreach through programs of education, extension and communications. Specialists in each of these areas translate research into usable information and products for many audiences, ensuring that scientific information is delivered to those who need it, and in ways that are relevant.
Sea Grant works to implement national priorities at the local level, while also identifying citizens’ needs in order to inform state, regional and national research agendas. This two-way flow of information and services ensures that Sea Grant solutions meet demonstrated needs, help support businesses and enable policy-makers to make balanced, well-informed decisions.
Explore the facets of the Sea Grant Model below.