This page provides information on submitting and accessing publications funded and/or authored by Sea Grant. Until 2021, the Sea Grant Collection was held by the National Sea Grant Library at University of Rhode Island (URI). In 2022, the National Sea Grant Office worked with the NOAA Central Libraries and URI to transition the 50 year old collection to what is now referred to as the Sea Grant Collection at NOAA. There are three categories within the collection: the peer-reviewed publications entered into the NOAA Institutional repository, the publications entered into the more inclusive NOAA Library Catalog, and the Multi-media Collection managed directly by the National Sea Grant Office.
Find Sea Grant funded and authored journal articles, reports, educational materials, and more. Locate publications by keyword, grant number, or Sea Grant Program, or simply browse the collection.
View submission forms and guidelines below.
To submit peer-reviewed journal articles to the Sea Grant Collection, use this form and follow the steps below:
To submit other publications (not peer-reviewed journal articles) to the Sea Grant Collection, use this form and follow the steps below:
For a detailed list of accepted documents with corresponding examples, see our guide to accepted documents.
To submit other documents that are not accepted to the NOAA Library, use this form and follow the steps below:
Please note this is an interim submission method for 2022.
An overview of the submission processes used to submit Sea Grant documents to the Sea Grant Collection at the NOAA Library and the National Sea Grant Office.
Submission of peer-reviewed journal articles to the Sea Grant Collection entails the submission of documents to the NOAA Institutional Repository, which requires the manuscript version of a journal article. This version of the document is often called the post-refereed, pre-publication manuscript. It is a draft of the manuscript after peer-review but does not have publisher-added content like pagination or logos. When submitting peer-reviewed journal articles to the Sea Grant Collection, we ask that this version of the manuscript is submitted. You can find examples of this format here and here.
For additional questions on submitting publications to the Sea Grant Collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
All state Sea Grant programs are required to submit publications to the Sea Grant Collection for archival in either the NOAA Institutional Repository or the NOAA Library Catalog. The state Sea Grant staff responsible for publication reporting should complete the submission steps above for all relevant publications.
Sea Grant programs are no longer required to submit hard copies of documents. Digital copies should be submitted following the procedures above.
The final accepted (“post-refereed”) manuscript is the ideal version to submit to the Sea Grant Collection. However, if you are unable to obtain this version or are unsure if your version is the correct one, please proceed with your submission, and the NOAA Library staff will reach out if there is an issue.
Section 508 of the U.S. Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandates that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.
All publications submitted to the Sea Grant Collection should be Section 508 Compliant. Most peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts and published articles in their final form are Section 508 Compliant. If you are unsure whether your publication is compliant, or you require assistance, please proceed with your submission(s) and a NOAA librarian will work with you to ensure publication accessibility. Please see the above “Section 508 Resources” for additional information.
Peer-reviewed journal articles are accepted to the Sea Grant Collection and housed in the NOAA Institutional Repository. Other publications that are accepted include program reports, strategic/program documents manuals/handbooks/guidelines, annual/biennial reports, survey/evaluation reports, technical reports, educational materials, maps/atlases/charts, Sea Grant-authored books, bibliographies, newsletters, conference proceedings/workshops, and theses/dissertations. View a list of examples of accepted publications.
Documents excluded from the list above should be submitted as a batch to the NSGO using the “Sea Grant Documents Submission” process. These documents will be held and recorded by the National Sea Grant Office and will not be made accessible to the public. Sea Grant Programs should utilize their own platforms to make such documents available to local audiences. Please note this is an interim procedure for FY2022 as the NSGO determines how best to manage material that cannot be accepted to the NOAA Library.