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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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New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries...

New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Partnerships

New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

NOAA recently awarded New Jersey Sea Grant funding to plan and host an event focused on workforce development for the field of fisheries population and ecosystem dynamics. The program is a partnership effort supported by Sea Grant, NOAA’s Office of Education and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aimed at engaging undergraduate students in the specialized field of population and...

Creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Coastal and Ocean Science Workforce
Creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Coastal and Ocean Science Workforce

Creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Coastal and...

Creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Coastal and Ocean Science Workforce

Partnerships

Creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Coastal and Ocean Science Workforce

During Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) 2019, Sea Grant and the Women’s Aquatic Network collaborated to host a brown bag lunch session on Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Coastal, Marine and Ocean Science Workforce. Four panelists, including those from government and non-government sectors, offered inspiring, specific and candid remarks during the packed session, which had...

Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week
Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

Tourism

Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

The sun is shining and the water is calm: what better way to spend a warm summer day than dropping anchor, kicking back and casting a line? Every year, tens of millions of people flock to U.S. coasts to enjoy recreational fishing and...

How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's marine life?
How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's marine life?

How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's...

How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's marine life?

Partnerships

How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's marine life?

In Puget Sound, The Nature Conservancy in Washington wants to learn more about shellfish aquaculture structures and how they impact the marine environment for specific organisms or life stages. They partner with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Washington Sea Grant, as well as the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and...

In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe and sustains coastal tourism
In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe and sustains coastal tourism

In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe...

In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe and sustains coastal tourism

Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe and sustains coastal tourism

Since the 1960s, surfers from the United States have been going to Rincón, Puerto Rico to catch the best waves of the winter season. The trend has been so consistent that the town has slowly built its economy along its approximate eight miles of beautiful coastline, now famous with tourists. Yet, as the surfing community continues to swell, the beaches...

Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening
Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents...

Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

North Carolina

Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that educating children about climate change affects parents as well. A pre- and post-survey showed that parents of children who had climate change curriculum were more concerned about climate . 

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems
Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and...

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

Partnerships

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

How do people prepare for hurricanes before the season begins? When a hurricane is looming, how do people receive warning, decide to take action, and prepare for the storm? As part of the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, Sea Grant programs have been highlighting their...

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

Storm Preparedness

Coastal Tourism

 

Science Serving America's Coasts

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