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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.

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.

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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 News

Seafood Month Celebrations: Science and Seafood
Seafood Month Celebrations: Science and Seafood

Seafood Month Celebrations: Science and Seafood

Seafood Month Celebrations: Science and Seafood

People

Seafood Month Celebrations: Science and Seafood

In this installment of our continuing #SeafoodMonth festivities, we look at how Sea Grant investments in research have advanced the domestic aquaculture industry.
Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards
Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

Partnerships

Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of $11 million in grants for 22 projects to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the U.S.
Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 3
Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 3

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 3

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 3

Coastal Economy

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 3

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 2
Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 2

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 2

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 2

Coastal Economy

Seafood Month Celebrations: Week 2

During the second week of National Seafood Month, Sea Grant looks at efforts across the country to keep seafood, and the individuals who harvest it, safe.
Shell-abrating all things seafood at SeaFeast
Shell-abrating all things seafood at SeaFeast

Shell-abrating all things seafood at SeaFeast

Shell-abrating all things seafood at SeaFeast

Washington

Shell-abrating all things seafood at SeaFeast

Washington's Bellingham SeaFeast (not “fest”, as I learned) was truly a feast of the ocean’s bounty.
Sea Grant Celebrates Seafood Month
Sea Grant Celebrates Seafood Month

Sea Grant Celebrates Seafood Month

Sea Grant Celebrates Seafood Month

Coastal Economy

Sea Grant Celebrates Seafood Month

All month Sea Grant is celebrating with inspiring and tasty stories from around the country focused on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. 
Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes
Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

Partnerships

Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

Sea Grant programs in the Great Lakes and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are teaming up to raise awareness about cost-sharing programs available through the Great Lakes Legacy Act for sediment cleanup efforts. A new video and social media campaign explain. 
Sea Grant Postcard from the Field: Preparedness in Paradise
Sea Grant Postcard from the Field: Preparedness in Paradise

Sea Grant Postcard from the Field: Preparedness in Paradise

Sea Grant Postcard from the Field: Preparedness in Paradise

Virginia

Sea Grant Postcard from the Field: Preparedness in Paradise

Hawai'i Sea Grant's Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards has been helping homeowners on the islands and beyond prepare for disasters since 2007.
Resources for Hurricane Florence
Resources for Hurricane Florence

Resources for Hurricane Florence

Resources for Hurricane Florence

Virginia

Resources for Hurricane Florence

With hazardous weather approaching the southeastern US, Sea Grant programs throughout the region are providing contacts and resources to help their local communities stay safe.
NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients
NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship...

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

Sea Grant/NMFS Fellowship

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals in areas...
Oregon Sea Grant to Host Workshops on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
Oregon Sea Grant to Host Workshops on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Oregon Sea Grant to Host Workshops on Fisheries Population...

Oregon Sea Grant to Host Workshops on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Partnerships

Oregon Sea Grant to Host Workshops on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Oregon Sea Grant and NOAA programs partner to offer professional development opportunities for undergraduate students
Rising above the tide
Rising above the tide

Rising above the tide

Rising above the tide

Partnerships

Rising above the tide

Recent work from Washington and Hawai'i Sea Grant programs highlights Sea Grant's role in preparing coastal communities across the country for rising sea levels.
Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship Program
Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship...

Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship Program

Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. to over 1,200 early-career professionals. The 2019 finalists will become the 40th class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.
Ohio Sea Grant to announce 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on July 12
Ohio Sea Grant to announce 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on July 12

Ohio Sea Grant to announce 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast...

Ohio Sea Grant to announce 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on July 12

Partnerships

Ohio Sea Grant to announce 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on July 12

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory will host a media briefing to announce NOAA’s 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on Thursday, July 12.
Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice
Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally...

Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

Partnerships

Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs along with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management and many tribal and local partners are working together to increase community awareness about the cultural and ecological importance of native wild rice. 
A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon
A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

A little water could make a big difference for endangered...

A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

Partnerships

A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

Even small amounts of running water—less than a gallon per second—could mean the difference between life or death for juvenile coho salmon in coastal California streams, according to a new study published in the journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture, diversity in marine sciences with NOAA Administrator
Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture, diversity in marine sciences with NOAA Administrator

Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture,...

Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture, diversity in marine sciences with NOAA Administrator

Partnerships

Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture, diversity in marine sciences with NOAA Administrator

Acting NOAA Administrator RDML Timothy Gallaudet visited Maryland Sea Grant and IMET in May 2018 for a discussion focused on aquaculture research and how the partners are advancing diversity in the marine sciences. 
Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities
Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help...

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Partnerships

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Sea Grant Institute Status
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Sea Grant Institute Status

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Sea Grant Institute Status

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Sea Grant Institute Status

People

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Sea Grant Institute Status

Lake Champlain Sea Grant earned the honor as an Institutional Program for demonstrating excellence in research, education and public service dedicated to the environmentally responsible management and development in the Nation’s marine, coastal and Great Lakes resources. As a Sea Grant...
Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton Retires After 12 Years of Service
Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton Retires After 12 Years of Service

Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton Retires After 12...

Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton Retires After 12 Years of Service

People

Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton Retires After 12 Years of Service

With an extensive background in a wide range of environmental, scientific and marine policy issues, Penny Dalton has served as Washington Sea Grant’s director since 2005.

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 this hot issue listed. 

Aquaculture

Ocean Acidification

Storm Preparedness

Coastal Tourism

 

Science Serving America's Coasts

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