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Sea Grant Announces 2023 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
Sea Grant Announces 2023 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Announces 2023 Finalists for the John A. Knauss...

Sea Grant Announces 2023 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

Sea Grant Announces 2023 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 2023 class represents the largest in recent years with 86 finalists. The 2023 finalists describe themselves in a map of the universities that they hail from, celebrating their different paths to the...
Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program
Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

Announcements

Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce that Guam Sea Grant has achieved status as a Sea Grant Institutional Program, a designation of growth from the program’s previous Coherent Area Program status. As an Institutional Program, Guam Sea Grant will be able to increase its contributions to the national Sea Grant network and enhance the...
Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention
Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support...

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Funding

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces $19 million in federal funding opportunities to address the prevention and removal of marine debris. These opportunities are a component of nearly $3 billion in targeted investments for NOAA in the areas of habitat restoration, coastal resilience and weather forecasting infrastructure through the Infrastructure...
NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help address disaster impacts and recovery with three new projects
NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help address disaster impacts and recovery with three new projects

NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help...

NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help address disaster impacts and recovery with three new projects

Funding

NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help address disaster impacts and recovery with three new projects

Hurricanes. Flood events. Oil spills. When disaster strikes, communities come together to respond. NOAA Sea Grant and NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Program are partnering to help communities respond to and recover from these occurrences through three projects that strengthen local preparedness measures.  
Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available
Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level...

Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

Washington

Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

Community planners and decision makers now have an application guide to help them plan for the significant sea level rise the United States is expected to see in the next 30 years. The guide is a response to the 2022 Interagency Sea Level Rise report, which projected about a foot of higher waters, on average, along U.S. coastlines by 2050. 
Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities
Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the...

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

Funding

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast...
Catch Sea Grant at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) 2022
Catch Sea Grant at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) 2022

Catch Sea Grant at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon)...

Catch Sea Grant at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) 2022

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Catch Sea Grant at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) 2022

The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) merges the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) All Hands Meeting, the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems Science (GoMOSES) Conference, and the triannual State of the Gulf Summit. It provides a forum to address issues identified by the five Gulf states as priorities for regional action.
Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee Collini
Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee Collini

Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee...

Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee Collini

People

Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee Collini

In honor of Women’s History Month, get to know one of the many Women of Sea Grant, Renee Collini. Renee is a Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Florida Sea Grant and Mississippi State University.
National Sea Grant College Program Seeks Input on its 2024-2027 Strategic Plan
National Sea Grant College Program Seeks Input on its 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

National Sea Grant College Program Seeks Input on its...

National Sea Grant College Program Seeks Input on its 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

State Programs

National Sea Grant College Program Seeks Input on its 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

Sea Grant is developing its 2024-2027 national strategic plan. The national office is hosting a series of web-based listening sessions ahead of writing the plan. Members of the public may also provide written comment via a virtual comment card. 
Downriver and Out to Sea
Downriver and Out to Sea

Downriver and Out to Sea

Downriver and Out to Sea

New Hampshire

Downriver and Out to Sea

Sea run fish – fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater – hold meaning to many New England communities as food, as income, as history and as a key part of a functioning ecosystem. But many unknowns about these fish remain. Across New England, Sea Grant researchers are working to understand how these populations are...
Wisconsin Sea Grant-supported research finds Great Lakes tributary rivers play important role in bringing PFAS to the drinking water source of millions
Wisconsin Sea Grant-supported research finds Great Lakes tributary rivers play important role in bringing PFAS to the drinking water source of millions

Wisconsin Sea Grant-supported research finds Great Lakes...

Wisconsin Sea Grant-supported research finds Great Lakes tributary rivers play important role in bringing PFAS to the drinking water source of millions

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Sea Grant-supported research finds Great Lakes tributary rivers play important role in bringing PFAS to the drinking water source of millions

The world’s largest source of fresh water, the Great Lakes, provides drinking water to more than 40 million people in the U.S. and Canada. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, funded by Wisconsin Sea Grant, have demonstrated that tributary rivers feeding Lake Michigan play...
Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program to help local leaders navigate climate change questions
Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program to help local leaders navigate climate change questions

Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant...

Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program to help local leaders navigate climate change questions

Rhode Island

Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program to help local leaders navigate climate change questions

Questions poured in by the dozen after the morning session of the 2015 Adapt CT legal workshop—six pages worth, in fact. The workshop was part of a series on climate adaptation hosted by Connecticut Sea Grant and the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research, known as CLEAR, through their joint organization Adapt CT. Legal issues...
Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves into next phase
Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves into next phase

Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves...

Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves into next phase

Partnerships

Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves into next phase

The National Sea Grant Office announced funding for the Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network (RAS-N) in 2019. While that three-year grant is now winding down, the collaborative network it helped build is not going away. Rather, it is entering an exciting new phase with $10 million in funding from a U.S. Department Agriculture program...
Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts
Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American...

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

Funding

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative to address scientific and stakeholder needs associated with this important fishery. This is Sea Grant’s third year of research and extension funding to address critical gaps in knowledge about how American lobster is being impacted by environmental change...
NOAA Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program projects to examine impacts of stressors on shellfish aquaculture
NOAA Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program projects to examine impacts of stressors on shellfish aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program projects to...

NOAA Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program projects to examine impacts of stressors on shellfish aquaculture

Partnerships

NOAA Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program projects to examine impacts of stressors on shellfish aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant and the Ocean Acidification Program awarded more than $2.4 million to support projects that will address the impacts of multiple stressors on and increase resilience in shellfish aquaculture through research and industry partnerships. These projects will expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture...
Celebrate NOAA Aquaculture Week by learning about the AquaFort
Celebrate NOAA Aquaculture Week by learning about the AquaFort

Celebrate NOAA Aquaculture Week by learning about the...

Celebrate NOAA Aquaculture Week by learning about the AquaFort

New Hampshire

Celebrate NOAA Aquaculture Week by learning about the AquaFort

Just offshore of New Castle, New Hampshire, Sea Grant researchers are teaming up with local fishermen and farmers to create a new model for sustainable, small-scale finfish aquaculture: The AquaFort.
To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform Decisions on the Fate of Gulf Oil Rigs
To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform Decisions on the Fate of Gulf Oil Rigs

To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform...

To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform Decisions on the Fate of Gulf Oil Rigs

Funding

To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform Decisions on the Fate of Gulf Oil Rigs

The National Sea Grant College Program and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement have awarded over $795 thousand to Texas Sea Grant and a team of researchers from Texas A&M University and LGL Ecological Research Services to produce information that could lead to the development of a decision-support tool modeling the ecological and...
Bareford named national Sea Grant Water Resources Lead
Bareford named national Sea Grant Water Resources Lead

Bareford named national Sea Grant Water Resources Lead

Bareford named national Sea Grant Water Resources Lead

Partnerships

Bareford named national Sea Grant Water Resources Lead

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium has announced a new two-year project that will develop a roadmap for Sea Grant water resources initiatives and improve communication and coordination on water resources efforts within the network and among key partners. Karen Bareford, of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and The...
Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science
Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to...

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

Funding

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced that a regional collaborative of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists, university scientists and fisheries managers will receive $2.4 million to develop and implement extension and outreach programming related to data and information from three large research projects focused on estimating...
Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience
Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater...

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Funding

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Sea Grant announced three initiatives today, all of which focus on freshwater systems and management. Projects include examining contaminants of emerging concern along the East Coast, mitigating pollution resulting from runoff in the mid-Atlantic, and managing stormwater to reduce flooding in the Great Lakes. 

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

Environmental 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

Link

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 community 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

Coastal Hazards Preparedness

Coastal Tourism

Blue Carbon

  

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