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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 Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.
Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the...

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

Law Center

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

A Sea Grant team of legal and aquaculture experts has released a report detailed eight case studies that identify challenges to the shellfish aquaculture industry in the United States. The project was funded through Sea Grant's 2017 national investment in aquaculture. 
Sea Grant Fellow Publishes Research on Impacts of Temperature Change on Global Fisheries
Sea Grant Fellow Publishes Research on Impacts of Temperature Change on Global Fisheries

Sea Grant Fellow Publishes Research on Impacts of...

Sea Grant Fellow Publishes Research on Impacts of Temperature Change on Global Fisheries

Sea Grant/NMFS Fellowship

Sea Grant Fellow Publishes Research on Impacts of Temperature Change on Global Fisheries

NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellow Chris Free and colleagues published a study in the March 2019 edition of Science that "used historical ocean temperature and fisheries data to determine how ocean warming affects the amount of fish that can be harvested sustainably...
Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunities for Aquaculture
Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunities for Aquaculture

Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunities for Aquaculture

Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunities for Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunities for Aquaculture

Sea Grant's 2019 national aquaculture program includes three federal funding opportunities to advance priority project types. 
Wisconsin Sea Grant and National Weather Service Explore Influence of Severe Weather on the Economically Disadvantaged
Wisconsin Sea Grant and National Weather Service Explore Influence of Severe Weather on the Economically Disadvantaged

Wisconsin Sea Grant and National Weather Service Explore...

Wisconsin Sea Grant and National Weather Service Explore Influence of Severe Weather on the Economically Disadvantaged

Partnerships

Wisconsin Sea Grant and National Weather Service Explore Influence of Severe Weather on the Economically Disadvantaged

A Wisconsin Sea Grant and National Weather Service collaborative project seeks to answer the question: Why are the economically disadvantaged more likely to be negatively affected by severe weather? It adds to the Weather Ready Nation initiative.
Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture Siting Tool in Massachusetts
Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture Siting Tool in Massachusetts

Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture...

Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture Siting Tool in Massachusetts

Woods Hole

Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture Siting Tool in Massachusetts

A new online aquaculture siting tool called MA-ShellfAST simplifies the process of selecting and establishing a shellfish farm for Massachusetts-based farmers using funding from the NOAA Sea Grant 2016 Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer program.
Shauna Oh appointed director of California Sea Grant
Shauna Oh appointed director of California Sea Grant

Shauna Oh appointed director of California Sea Grant

Shauna Oh appointed director of California Sea Grant

People

Shauna Oh appointed director of California Sea Grant

Shauna Oh, a leader in California’s marine science community, has been named as the new director of California Sea Grant. She will join the program on February 20th. The appointment follows a nationwide search by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego,...
Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019
Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019

Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019

Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019

Partnerships

Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019

New year, same great Sea Grant work! Here’s a look back at some of Sea Grant highlights you may have missed from January.

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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