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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*

$8.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

1200000

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

210

FISHERS ADOPT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES

17000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. 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 shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

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Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.

North Carolina Sea Grant Extension Director Honored

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North Carolina Sea Grant Extension Director Honored

Extension Director Jack Thigpen recognized for two decades of service to Sea Grant

When the national Sea Grant office asks the network of 33 programs for examples of outstanding community outreach and collaboration, one name is often suggested: North Carolina Sea Grant's Jack Thigpen.

Research highlight: New evidence that catch shares slow the "race to fish"

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Research highlight: New evidence that catch shares slow the "race to fish"

A new paper in the journal Nature by researchers at Duke University provides strong evidence that catch share management slows the race to fish in U.S. fisheries on average. Some counterexamples in multispecies settings motivate ongoing work.

Science Serving America's Coasts

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