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South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium achieved college status in 1986 and is a state agency that, through a program of research, education, extension, and training, enhances economic opportunities and conservation of coastal and marine resources for South Carolina citizens.

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South Carolina Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTED IN*

$1.0M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

14

OYSTER FARMING BUSINESSES

2600

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

19000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*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. Oyster Farming Businesses = the number of oyster farming businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

South Carolina Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet South Carolina Sea Grant Experts


John Weinstein, Ph.D.

Interim Dean at The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics - Dr. Weinstein's research is funded by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and assesses the sources, the fate and the effects of plastic and microplastic debris in the Charleston Harbor.


"The primary driver of this research has been the intellectual curiosity of the students. They have been the ones to propose the ideas, conduct the research and analyze the data."

Frank Roberts

Owner/Founder of Lady's Island Oysters - In response to a moratorium on the importation of oyster seed to South Carolina, Frank Roberts began an oyster hatchery to provide seed to oyster farmers throughout the state.


"It was the latest technology and experience that Julie Davis had that was able to keep us on the straight and arrow so we could throw this together in very rapid form, properly."

Julie Davis

Living Marine Resources Extension Specialist - Julie works with South Carolina fishermen and shellfish growers by providing advice on the best growing techniques to increase their chance of success in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.


"It's rewarding to see them be successful and excited about what they're doing, and making plans for expansion in a really smart way that is manageable."

South Carolina Stories and News

Research to Application: Oyster shell research leads to patent to deter biofouling

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Research to Application: Oyster shell research leads to patent to deter biofouling

S.C. Sea Grant-funded scientist now working with marine industry to develop new paint coating to deter biofouling on boat hulls and underwater surfaces, such as cables, fishing gear and pipes.

 

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for teaching, taking action for all ages

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S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for teaching, taking action for all ages

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides multiple opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the challenge of marine debris as well as ways to do something about it.

Workforce development: Microplastics research finds new life with after-school program in South Carolina

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Workforce development: Microplastics research finds new life with after-school program in South Carolina

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium funded research on microplastics. The graduate student involved with the project used the findings to inform a new educational program for elementary school students. 

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