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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

2018 (pdf)

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MINNESOTA RESULTED IN*

$21.6M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

7702

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

12821

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

43

RESOURCE MANAGERS WHO USE ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACHES

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2020. 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. 

Minnesota Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Minnesota Stories and News

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

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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. 

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

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NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

NOAA Sea Grant today announced $3.5 million in federal funding to support two efforts aiding sustainable growth of U.S. seafood, one focused on improving coordination for marine aquaculture development and another that addresses COVID-19 impacts to seafood resources.  

Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

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Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

New research, led by Minnesota Sea Grant Director John A. Downing, demonstrates why keeping local lakes and other waterbodies clean produces cost-effective benefits locally and globally. The authors found that adding up global financial benefits of clean water shows that keeping water clean can help slow climate change, saving trillions of dollars.

Great Lakes Resurgence

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Great Lakes Resurgence

Cleanup efforts bring life to local waterfronts

Revitalization breaks through in this photo essay from National Geographic photographer Peter Essick, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, demonstrating the renewed majesty of the Great Lakes.

 Take a visual tour of the restoration and resurgence of Great Lakes tributaries that were designated as Areas of Concern under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These tributaries were pinpointed due to significant pollution and habitat problems, but with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Areas of Concern are getting cleaned up and habitat is being restored.

An ecological investment is bringing life back to the aquatic environment. Tourism, recreation, and development are returning to the basin’s rivers, harbors, and lakes.

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. 

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