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Virginia Sea Grant achieved college status in 2014 and is a multi-university network based at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary. Through university-based research, extension, education, and communication, Virginia Sea Grant makes science-based information accessible to citizens, businesses, educators, resource managers, industry stakeholders, and policy makers across the Commonwealth of Virginia, the region, and the nation.

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Virginia Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN VIRGINIA RESULTED IN*

$6.7M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

245

JOBS

50

BUSINESSES

115

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

 
 
 

*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. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts.  "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Virginia Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Virginia Stories and News

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals in areas of critical need for NOAA’s science-based approach to fisheries management.

Rising above the tide

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Rising above the tide

Sea Grant helps coastal communities prepare for and adapt to sea-level rise

Recent work from Washington and Hawai'i Sea Grant programs highlights Sea Grant's role in preparing coastal communities across the country for rising sea levels.

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