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NOAA Sea Grant Launches Public Search to Highlight Program Impacts

NOAA Sea Grant Launches Public Search to Highlight Program Impacts

Impacts since 2010 as well as all over 9,000 projects funded since 1993

Laura Wilson
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NOAA Sea Grant is pleased to debut its new web-based public search capabilities, showcasing nearly 4,000 impacts and accomplishment from Sea Grant programs and their collaborations with over 7,000 partners, including 130 offices across NOAA.   The public search will highlight all Sea Grant program impacts and accomplishments since 2010 as well as all over 9,000 projects funded since 1993.

Sea Grant is committed to rigorous evaluation to ensure the greatest benefits for the federal and state investments.  All Sea Grant Colleges and Institutions provide ongoing reports of their work through the Sea Grant Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Resource (PIER) system.  The public search capability is the culmination of a collaborative effort between the NOAA Sea Grant staff, OAR IT, and those in the Sea Grant network.

The Project Search allows searching of all current and past Sea Grant funded projects and includes the project funding, investigator, institution, abstract, partners and any associated impacts and accomplishments.  The Impacts and Accomplishments Search showcases how the work completed by the programs has benefited Sea Grant communities, stakeholders and partners.  Impact and accomplishment statements include a brief summary of the work and results that can be directly attributed to that work, as well as associated projects and partners.   

NOAA Sea Grant is a network of 33 coastal and Great Lakes programs across the country including the U.S. Pacific and Caribbean territories.  Sea Grant’s university‐based programs are fundamental to the development of the future scientists and resource managers needed to conduct research and to guide the responsible use and conservation of our nation’s coastal resources.   With its strong research capabilities, local knowledge and a distributed, on‐the‐ground workforce, Sea Grant provides an effective national network of unmatched ability to rapidly identify and capitalize on opportunities and to generate timely, practical solutions to real problems in real places. This network enables NOAA and the nation to tap the best science, technology and expertise to balance human and environmental needs in coastal communities.

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