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Minnesota Sea Grant achieved college status in 1985 and is based at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to facilitate interaction among the public and scientists to enhance communities, the environment and economies along Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters by identifying information needs, fostering research, and communicating results.

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Minnesota Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MINNESOTA RESULTED IN*

$18.5M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

7000

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

14300

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

200

RESOURCE MANAGERS USED EBM APPROACHES

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts. EBM = Ecosystem-based management of land, water and living resources as a result of Sea Grant activities.

Minnesota Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Minnesota Stories and News

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

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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 and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

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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. 

The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: The Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus

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The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: The Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus

NOAA’s National Sea Grant Program was conceived in the back of a taxi speeding through Minneapolis in 1963

The "Father of Sea Grant" was no ordinary dude. Dr. Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus was dazzling. Find out why in With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future from Minnesota Sea Grant. 

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