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Maryland Sea Grant achieved college status in 1982 and is statewide program based at the University of Maryland. Their mission is to combine scientific research, education, and public outreach to develop sound ideas and practices that can enhance the Chesapeake Bay's ecology as well as the businesses and jobs that depend on it.

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Maryland Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MARYLAND RESULTED IN*

$7.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

140

JOBS

25

BUSINESSES

3500

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts.

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The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: Two Careers on the Launch Pad

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The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: Two Careers on the Launch Pad

Rita Colwell was the first director of Maryland Sea Grant

When Rita Colwell, a pioneering marine microbiologist, became the first director of Maryland Sea Grant in 1977, she launched the new program as a major player in Chesapeake Bay science by supporting basic research and applying its findings to real-world problems. 

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