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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USC Sea Grant’s program has a lasting impact on students, enabling them to learn about science and themselves.
It seems like the premise of a horror movie: giant armies of purple sea urchins mysteriously congregating, marching across the sea floor, and mowing down entire kelp forests. But alas, this is no movie.
Food for thought: classroom aquaponics program provides valuable experience for students in Los Angeles
Nine schools in Los Angeles are raising fish in their classrooms with the help of USC Sea Grant as part of the Food for Thought Aquaponics and Seabass in the Classroom programs.
USC Sea Grant researchers find toxic algae thrives in a warmer ocean, a new challenge to healthy coastal habitats
Charlotte Stevenson, Science Writer, USC Sea Grant It was hard for many West Coasters not to feel like they were part of an Armageddon-like movie
USC Sea Grant helps visitors understand, appreciate the rays that frequent their favorite beach.
As Hurricane Season begins, Sea Grant continues to prepare coastal communities for hurricanes and coastal storms. Learning from past events, Sea Grant aims to strengthen the resilience of infrastructure and empower coastal residents.
During extreme high tide events, known as king tides, Californians get an idea of what future sea level may look like in their coastal communities. USC Sea Grant has had the privilege to be part of several collaborative projects that are tracking, recording and analyzing these high tides events in order to predict future sea level rise.
USC Sea Grant is helping to fund Kelp Watch 2014, a research initiative that uses fast growing kelp forest species as living dosimeters of the Fukushima released radioisotopes. Co-founder Dr. Manley hopes Kelp Watch 2014 will provide the public with immediate data as to whether there are any direct human health risks to the small amounts of radioactivity in the ocean.
With the support of The University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program and the California Ocean Protection Council, Dr. Kelley has pioneered the use of a cutting-edge technology—proteomics—to see the “fingerprints” or impacts of endocrine-disrupting compounds in fish.