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For over 50 years, the National Sea Grant College Program has supported coastal and Great Lakes communities through research, extension and education.

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.

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Sea Grant Recognizes Law Center as a Long-term Component of National Program
Sea Grant Recognizes Law Center as a Long-term Component of National Program

Sea Grant Recognizes Law Center as a Long-term Component of...

Sea Grant Recognizes Law Center as a Long-term Component of National Program

Law Center

Sea Grant Recognizes Law Center as a Long-term Component of National Program

Sea Grant is pleased to announce the designation of the National Sea Grant Law Center (Law Center) as a “coherent area program.” This designation elevates the Law Center from a temporary Sea Grant project to a more permanent component of the National Sea Grant College Program.

Wade into CERF with Sea Grant at the upcoming 25th biennial conference
Wade into CERF with Sea Grant at the upcoming 25th biennial conference

Wade into CERF with Sea Grant at the upcoming 25th biennial...

Wade into CERF with Sea Grant at the upcoming 25th biennial conference

Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Wade into CERF with Sea Grant at the upcoming 25th biennial conference

Some 1700 people are expected to descend upon Mobile, Alabama on November 3rd-7th for the 25th Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference. In addition to the Sea Grant scholarship that will be on display through presentations and posters, here is a quick guide to ways in which the National Sea Grant...

Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve Understanding, Management of Highly Migratory Species
Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve Understanding, Management of Highly Migratory Species

Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve...

Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve Understanding, Management of Highly Migratory Species

Funding

Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve Understanding, Management of Highly Migratory Species

Three awards totaling $2 million in federal funding were recently awarded through the 2019 Sea Grant Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Research Initiative, a competitive research process.

Sea Grant awards $16 million to advance U.S. aquaculture
Sea Grant awards $16 million to advance U.S. aquaculture

Sea Grant awards $16 million to advance U.S. aquaculture

Sea Grant awards $16 million to advance U.S. aquaculture

Aquaculture

Sea Grant awards $16 million to advance U.S. aquaculture

New research and innovative collaborative efforts aim to advance domestic aquaculture. Forty two new projects funded by Sea Grant in three programs will work to increase understanding and transfer knowledge to end users for different topics and geographies across the U.S.

Sea Grant awards $2 million to advance understanding of American lobster, support industry
Sea Grant awards $2 million to advance understanding of American lobster, support industry

Sea Grant awards $2 million to advance understanding of...

Sea Grant awards $2 million to advance understanding of American lobster, support industry

Funding

Sea Grant awards $2 million to advance understanding of American lobster, support industry

Sea Grant is funding new research aimed at understanding physical and chemical changes affecting American lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Gulf of Maine as well as a regional lobster extension program. 

Great Lakes Resurgence
Great Lakes Resurgence

Great Lakes Resurgence

Great Lakes Resurgence

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Great Lakes Resurgence

Revitalization breaks through in this photo essay from National Geographic photographer Peter Essick, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, demonstrating the renewed majesty of the Great Lakes.

 Take a visual tour of the restoration and resurgence of Great Lakes tributaries that were...

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2019 Ecosystem and Population Dynamics Fellows
NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2019 Ecosystem and Population Dynamics Fellows

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2019 Ecosystem and...

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2019 Ecosystem and Population Dynamics Fellows

Sea Grant/NMFS Fellowship

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2019 Ecosystem and Population Dynamics Fellows

Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Fisheries) are pleased to announce the 2019 Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Eight population and ecosystem dynamics fellowships were awarded through a competitive selection process. The Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and...

Our Focus Areas

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/HCE

Healthy Coastal
Ecosystems

Sea Grant works to protect, enhance and restore habitats, ecosystems and the services they provide. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/SFA

Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture

Sea Grant works with fishing communities to advance sustainable, domestic fisheries and aquaculture. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/RCE

Resilient Communities & Economies

Sea Grant helps coastal and Great Lakes communities prepare for and adapt to changing conditions. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/ELWD

Environment Literacy & Workforce Development

Sea Grant supports and trains a diverse and skilled workforce that is environmentally literate and equipped to address national and local needs.

Around the Sea Grant Network

Our Functional Areas

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Research

Sea Grant employs or supports thousands of scientists to address emerging and pressing needs related to the four strategic focus areas. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/extensio5

Extension

Sea Grant employs over 500 on-the-ground extension specialists who serve as honest brokers of scientific information to support communiity needs. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/education

Education

Sea Grant educators provide instruction and tools to teachers, students, working professionals and the public on topics related to the four strategic focus areas.

Sea Grant Hot Topics

Within each of Sea Grant's four focus areas, there are specific initiatives taken based on national and local needs as well as emerging issues. Each of the pages below provides highlights of the hot issue listed. 

Aquaculture

Ocean Acidification

Oyster Restoration

Storm Preparedness

Coastal Tourism

 

Science Serving America's Coasts

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