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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

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2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN NORTH CAROLINA RESULTED IN*

$5.0M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

8438

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

90

RESOURCE MANAGERS WHO USE ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACHES

15660

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*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. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

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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 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 and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2022 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

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Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2022 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries are pleased to announce the 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Seven population and ecosystem dynamics fellowships and one marine resource economics fellowship will be awarded through this national program. Since 1999, the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program has trained the next generation of specialized experts in fisheries management. 

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

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Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced that a regional collaborative of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists, university scientists and fisheries managers will receive $2.4 million to develop and implement extension and outreach programming related to data and information from three large research projects focused on estimating the number of reef fish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
 

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.  

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