Monday, October 20, 2014

The National Sea Grant College Program

A surfer enjoys the waves off of the coast of Rhode Island. Photo Credit: Rhode Island Sea Grant

Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment

Environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea Grant’s mission.

A network of 33 Sea Grant programs in the coastal US States and territories carries out this mission through research, extension and education activities.



Leadership

The National Sea Grant College Program is administered by the National Sea Grant Office, a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The Program is advised by the National Sea Grant Advisory Board and supported by the Sea Grant Directors.

Sea Grant History

For nearly 50 years, the National Sea Grant College program has worked to create and maintain a healthy coastal environment and economy. The Sea Grant network includes 33 programs based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

To learn more about how the National Sea Grant College Program came into being, click on the header.

Legislation

The National Sea Grant College Program was established by the Congress of the United States of America in 1966. To learn more about our Authorizing Legislation and related public laws click on the header above.

Strategic Plan

Sea Grant is founded on a belief in the critical importance of university‐based research and constituent engagement. Click on the header for more information about Sea Grant's planning process and strategic approach.

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