Sea Grant's Role in National Preparedness
Sea Grant programs leverage federal, academic, and industry partners to help local communities across the country prepare for disasters. With 33 programs based at top research universities in every coastal state including Puerto Rico and Guam, Sea Grant agents live and work in the coastal communities they serve. In the aftermath of a disaster, these agents are uniquely positioned to identify existing resources and help disaster recovery experts work within the community.
Through national and regional initiatives, Sea Grant is able to pool expertise from across the Sea Grant network and provide support to communities impacted by coastal hazards. Sea Grant agents work with community leaders and planners to assess risk, prepare for disasters, and help communities recover more quickly.