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North Carolina Sea Grant achieved college status in 1976 and is a statewide program based at North Carolina State University. They provide unbiased, science-based information through research, outreach and education programs to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of ocean and coastal resources to benefit communities, the economy and the environment.

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North Carolina Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN NORTH CAROLINA RESULTED IN*

$9.5M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

63388

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

75

RESOURCE MANAGERS WHO USE ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACHES

11152

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*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.

North Carolina Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet North Carolina Sea Grant Experts


Spencer Rogers

Coastal Construction and Erosion Specialist - Spencer helps private property owners, builders, designers, and governmental agencies develop hurricane-resistant construction methods, understand shoreline erosion alternatives and implement marine construction techniques.


"You never know who is going to walk in the door or call on the phone. It is highly variable and seldom boring when responding to requests from the public."

North Carolina Stories and News

Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

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Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

From fisheries management to marsh restoration, Sea Grant makes discoveries, develops new resources

Research is an essential component of Sea Grant’s work in coastal and Great Lakes communities, supporting scientists from hundreds of institutions. Here are just a few of Sea Grant’s recent research publications that are making a splash.
 

 

Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

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Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

Sea Grant recently rolled out the (virtual) red carpet to recognize some of its own for their exemplary efforts at putting science to work for America’s coastal communities.

As 2020 draws to a close, Sea Grant is reflecting on its best moments of what has been an especially challenging year. Several Sea Grant projects and people were recently recognized by the Sea Grant Association (SGA) for their exceptional work. 

 

North Carolina Sea Grant Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast may Contribute to Climate Change

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North Carolina Sea Grant Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast may Contribute to Climate Change

A new study, funded in part by North Carolina Sea Grant, has found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global warming. Ghost forests are areas where rising seas have killed off freshwater-dependent trees, leaving dead or dying white snags standing in marsh.

Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve Understanding, Management of Highly Migratory Species

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Sea Grant Awards $2 Million in Research to Improve Understanding, Management of Highly Migratory Species

Three awards totaling $2 million in federal funding were recently awarded through the 2019 Sea Grant Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Research Initiative, a competitive research process.

Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

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Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that educating children about climate change affects parents as well. A pre- and post-survey showed that parents of children who had climate change curriculum were more concerned about climate . 

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