The Sea Grant Legal Network was formed in 2009 to raise awareness of Sea Grant’s law and policy programming; facilitate collaboration among those programs; and support Sea Grant law and policy efforts locally, regionally and nationally. The Sea Grant Legal Network:
Catherine Janasie, Senior Research Counsel with the National Sea Grant Law Center, is the current Chair of the Sea Grant Legal Network. Niki Pace, Sustainability Coordinator with the Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program, is the current Chair-Elect. Thomas Ruppert, Coastal Planning Specialist with Florida Sea Grant, is the current Secretary. Melissa Daigle, Research Associate & Resiliency Specialist with the Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program, is the immediate past Chair.
The SGLN also includes attorneys working with Sea Grant programs throughout the country in a variety of capacities:
Shana Jones | Planning and Environmental Services Unit Program Manager
Scott Pippin | Planning and Environmental Services Unit Public Service Associate
Katie Hill | Planning and Environmental Services Unit Research Professional
Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
Georgia Sea Grant