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Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (ILIN) achieved college status in 1997 and is a collaborative program between the University of Illinois and Purdue University. IISG brings together scientists, educators, policy makers, community decision makers, outreach specialists, business leaders, and the general public to work towards a healthy environment and economy.

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ILIN Sea Grant by the Numbers

2020 (pdf)

2019 (pdf)

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN ILLINOIS AND INDIANA RESULTED IN*

$2.2M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

10982

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

41

 STUDENTS  SUPPORTED

3311

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in Summer 2021 for work conducted February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Experts


Leslie Dorworth

Aquatic Ecology Specialist - Leslie serves the Chicago metropolitan area and focuses on a variety of water quality issues, including the development of informational pieces on fish consumption and the connection to human health and how land use impacts water quality. 


"The loss of shoreline due to wave and ice action and what communities do to reinforce their shoreline has always interested me."

Illinois and Indiana Stories and News

From cruise to classroom, Sea Grant and partners expand Great Lakes literacy

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From cruise to classroom, Sea Grant and partners expand Great Lakes literacy

"Shipboard Science" provides educators in the Great Lakes basin the opportunity to conduct scientific research activities alongside aquatic scientists and learn strategies to integrate Great Lakes science into their curriculum.

Tipping Points and Indicators

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Tipping Points and Indicators

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Tipping Points and Indicators, a research and extension program for Great Lakes coastal communities, helps local decision makers identify impacts of land-based activities that threaten the sustainability of ecosystems in their watershed. This program includes a web-based decision support syst​em (tippingpointplanner.org) and facilitated forum to explore policy and management interventions necessary to keep coastal ecosystems from reaching critical tipping points and moving to unstable conditions. 

Chicago suburbs save water and money curbing outdoor water use

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Chicago suburbs save water and money curbing outdoor water use

Inefficient outdoor water use is a strain on a water supply already pushed to the brink

Water conservation has moved center stage in the Chicago suburbs. Summer shortages are a major concern here, and communities are looking to tackle the problem at its source: inefficient outdoor water use.

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