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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*

$34.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

7011

ATTENDEES AT SEA GRANT MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

14519

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

36

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 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.

Minnesota Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Minnesota Stories and News

Sea Grant and U.S. Coastal Research Program invest in strengthening resilient coastal communities

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Sea Grant and U.S. Coastal Research Program invest in strengthening resilient coastal communities

Through a joint competition with the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP), ten new projects were selected for a total of $3.9 million in funding to translate research into application for communities. Additionally, Sea Grant programs across the nation received an additional total of $4.2 million in NOAA Sea Grant funds to increase local capacity, engagement, research, and implementation for addressing resilience challenges. 

NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant today announced approximately $14 million in federal funding across four strategic areas for improving U.S. aquaculture. The competitively selected projects will advance early stage propagation strategies for various aquaculture species, marine finfish juvenile production technologies, aquaculture collaboratives and establishment of an aquaculture information exchange.

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.

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