The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 85 early-career professionals selected will be placed in federal government offices throughout Washington, D.C., and join the over 1,600 individuals who have participated in the program since its inception in 1979.
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NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 2023 class represents the largest in recent years with 86 finalists. The 2023 finalists describe themselves in a map of the universities that they hail from, celebrating their different paths to the fellowship.
NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce that Guam Sea Grant has achieved status as a Sea Grant Institutional Program, a designation of growth from the program’s previous Coherent Area Program status. As an Institutional Program, Guam Sea Grant will be able to increase its contributions to the national Sea Grant network and enhance the practical use and conservation of Guam’s marine and coastal resources.
Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative to address scientific and stakeholder needs associated with this important fishery. The funded research will address critical gaps in knowledge about how American lobster is being impacted by environmental change in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and southern New England.
Sea Grant is pleased to announce the designation of the National Sea Grant Law Center (Law Center) as a “coherent area program.” This designation elevates the Law Center from a temporary Sea Grant project to a more permanent component of the National Sea Grant College Program.
Shauna Oh, a leader in California’s marine science community, has been named as the new director of California Sea Grant. She will join the program on February 20th. The appointment follows a nationwide search by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, which hosts the program.
Oregon Sea Grant and NOAA programs partner to offer professional development opportunities for undergraduate students
With an extensive background in a wide range of environmental, scientific and marine policy issues, Penny Dalton has served as Washington Sea Grant’s director since 2005.
Puerto Rico Sea Grant created a video to promote Healthy Coastal Ecosystems.
Sixty one finalists have been selected for the 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a program sponsored and managed by the National Sea Grant College Program.
Silver Spring, MD — The National Sea Grant College Program announced $3.4 million in federal funding to support aquaculture research and outreach today. The funding,
North Carolina Sea Grant’s Jessica Whitehead joins NOAA climate panel.
Thousands of samples from the Deepwater Horizon spill are available to the wider scientific community. Information about the samples, and results of their prior analyses can be found through the Deepwater Horizon DIVER data platform. Requests for samples must be received by June 10, 2016.
Florida Sea Grant agent, Maia McGuire, receives NOAA grant to raise awareness about tiny pieces of plastic that are causing a big problem in Florida waters.
NOAA has released a Guidance for Considering the Use of Living Shorelines, which outlines how we promote living shorelines as a shoreline stabilization technique. Along sheltered coasts, living shorelines can preserve and improve habitats and the benefits they provide and promote resilient communities.
Virginia Sea Grant's Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum is a networking and educational meeting for professionals working on sea level rise adaptation. A recent survey of attendees indicates that 83% have built professional relationships through the Forum, leading to new opportunities.
The NOAA Sea Grant College Program is announcing new grants totaling $1.9 million, for 15 competitively selected projects supporting the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture.
Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan, developed in part by Rhode Island Sea Grant, helped identify areas suitable for offshore windfarm construction and expedited the permitting process, putting Rhode Island on a path to developing the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.
The Sea Grant network enables NOAA and the nation to tap the best science, technology and expertise to balance human and environmental needs in coastal communities. Here you can search Sea Grant projects, impacts and accomplishment to learn more about our work.
This National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit allows people to learn about tools from across the entire Sea Grant network giving users the opportunity to adapt tools for their own local needs. Each entry includes a description of the tools, a link for more information, and a point of contact.
On Thursday, December 18, Virginia Sea Grant will be receiving the highest accreditation level: College Status. The award recognizes Virginia Sea Grant’s excellence in enhancing the ecological, economic, and social sustainability of Virginia's coasts and oceans.
Today NOAA Sea Grant is announcing new grants totaling $2.6 million for 15 projects to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Sea Grant has been involved in research to support sustainable aquaculture since its inception in 1966. This year’s National Strategic Investment competition focused on aquaculture research projects that will have immediate beneficial impacts by: informing regulatory decisions; increasing production technology, or understanding the socio-economic issues that limit aquaculture development.
Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities of the National Sea Grant College Program
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, a component of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium's Outreach Program, provides legal research, education, and outreach services to coastal communities in Mississippi, Alabama, and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA Sea Grant announced today grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient coastal communities and economies. Through university, state and other partnerships, Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding with an additional $7.9 million in non-federal matching funds, bringing the total investment to more than $23.8 million.
Policy available on Network Resources page Since 2010, members of the Advisory Board, Sea Grant Directors, and staff from the National Office have been attempting
Please join us for the first Sea Grant Climate Network Webinar. Connecticut Sea Grant's Juliana Barrett will be discussing CT's work with coastal communities following major storms.
The NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program selected 12 new fellows in 2014 from 8 universities around the country. This is the largest combined class of fellows selected since the fellowship program began in 1999 and includes fellows for the first time from University of California Santa Barbara and Princeton.
Information on upcoming meetings, including the Federal Register Notice can be found here: Upcoming National Sea Grant Advisory Board Meetings
The Sea Grant Advisory Board is now accepting nominations. Please find details for this here: September 7-8, 2014 Federal Register Notice
NOAA Sea Grant is pleased to debut its new web-based public search capabilities, showcasing nearly 4,000 impacts and accomplishment from Sea Grant programs and their collaborations with over 7,000 partners, including 130 offices across NOAA. The public search will highlight all Sea Grant program impacts and accomplishments since 2010 as well as all over 9,000 projects funded since 1993.
The California Sea Grant State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested both in marine policy and resource management. The program allows students to explore opportunities outside academia while gaining job experience, and provides California State agencies with exceptional workers.
It is Safe Boating Week! Whether it’s fresh, salty, or somewhere in between, the allure of water attracts people for fun in the sun and summertime memories. Sea Grant programs are working hard to manage the delicate balance between the nation’s diverse boating needs and the protection of its coastal resources.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to Present the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability at UH Manoa
The Pauley Seminar is Capstone of Ascent: Energy and Water Sustainability, Presented by: University of Hawai‘i at MÄnoa Chancellor Tom Apple, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, and the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program April 15
What is the role of the traditional New England fishery in the ever-increasing global economy? How do local New Bedford fishing families stay afloat while competing with larger industry and keeping up with changing government regulations?
Santhiska Pather, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology presenting: Ammonium cycling in the rocky intertidal: remineralization, removal and retention
Leslie Irwin, NOAA OAR Office of Communications presenting: The value of communicating science: Lessons from the Fellowship
Sea Grant is pleased to announce that Dr. LaDon Swann of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium has been named NOAA Research Team Member of the Month for December 2013.
New peer-reviewed research on geoduck aquaculture increases understanding of how industry operations might affect Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca environments. Those key findings are included in a report released today by Washington Sea Grant.
NOAA’sâ€© Role â€©inâ€© Supporting â€©Coastalâ€© Communitesâ€©â€© Before, Duringâ€© andâ€© Afterâ€© a Coastal Storm
Staff and stakeholders of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held a congressional briefing on NOAA’s role in supporting coastal communities before, during, and after Sandy’s impact.
An updated version of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board Fall 2013 Meeting Agenda is now available.
NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the Sea Grant program announce the recipients of a specialized joint fellowship program. Multi-year fellowships are awarded annually to students pursuing doctorates in Population Dynamics (stock assessments and ecosystem modeling) and Marine Resource Economics (value and economic relevance of fisheries).
Guidance for Sea Grant Program Omnibus Proposals due 5:00 p.m. (EST) Nov 1, 2013 NOAA Sea Grant Omnibus Guidance 2014-2017 (pdf version) ANNOUNCEMENT OF FEDERAL
The National Academy of Sciences' Gulf of Mexico Program has appointed Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Director LaDon Swann to an advisory group that will create a strategic vision and guide the program’s development and implementation. The program will focus on human health, environmental protection and oil system safety in the Gulf of Mexico and the United States' Outer Continental Shelf.
UH Sea Grant was selected to receive the 2013 Dr. Chiu Award for Excellence in Hurricane Preparedness for its efforts to make Hawai‘i’s communities safer through its excellent work on the Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards.
Paula Cullenberg will be the new director of Alaska Sea Grant, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, starting in July 2013. Cullenberg takes the helm after serving as Alaska Sea Grant associate director since 2007, and as Marine Advisory Program leader since 2004.
Join us for a Sea Grant Brown Bag Lecture Series on Friday May, 17 from Noon-1:00 p.m. EDT at the NOAA Central Library SSMC3, 2nd floor, Silver Spring, MD
Topic: The Sustainable Working Waterfronts Toolkit:
Connecting Decision-makers, Landowners, and Users with Information and Tools for Preserving and Enhancing our Nation’s Working Waterfronts.
Imagine Boston, Charleston, San Francisco or Seattle without fresh seafood, pleasure boats or shipping vessels. It is an impossible task. The history, culture and identity of these communities are inextricably linked to their “working waterfronts,” which are places for active, water-related commerce and desirable areas in which to live and work. Unfortunately, many of these working waterfronts face a growing number of challenges.