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Virginia Sea Grant achieved college status in 2014 and is a multi-university network based at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary. Through university-based research, extension, education, and communication, Virginia Sea Grant makes science-based information accessible to citizens, businesses, educators, resource managers, industry stakeholders, and policy makers across the Commonwealth of Virginia, the region, and the nation.

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Virginia Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN VIRGINIA RESULTED IN*

$6.7M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

245

JOBS

50

BUSINESSES

115

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

 
 
 

*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.  "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Virginia Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Virginia Stories and News

Graduate Education: With Sea Grant’s help, student learns value of science communication

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Graduate Education: With Sea Grant’s help, student learns value of science communication

Virginia Sea Grant’s Advanced Science Communication Seminar challenged graduate student scientists to develop a communication tool that explains their research to the public. One graduate student’s infographic about sea turtle strandings ended up crossing institutional boundaries.

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum Helps Norfolk's "Green Infrastructure" Team Secure $4.6M Grant

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Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum Helps Norfolk's "Green Infrastructure" Team Secure $4.6M Grant

The growth of green infrastructure in Virginia

Virginia Sea Grant's Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum is a networking and educational meeting for professionals working on sea level rise adaptation. A recent survey of attendees indicates that 83% have built professional relationships through the Forum, leading to new opportunities. 

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