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Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention
Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support...

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Funding

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces $19 million in federal funding opportunities to address the prevention and removal of marine debris. These opportunities are a component of nearly $3 billion in targeted investments for NOAA in the areas of habitat restoration, coastal resilience and weather forecasting infrastructure through the Infrastructure...
Connecting STEM to Student Roots: USC Sea Grant Intern Aids in Beach Cleanup Efforts
Connecting STEM to Student Roots: USC Sea Grant Intern Aids in Beach Cleanup Efforts

Connecting STEM to Student Roots: USC Sea Grant Intern Aids...

Connecting STEM to Student Roots: USC Sea Grant Intern Aids in Beach Cleanup Efforts

Marine Debris

Connecting STEM to Student Roots: USC Sea Grant Intern Aids in Beach Cleanup Efforts

Daniela Loera, USC Sea Grant’s 2021 Community Engaged Intern, recently completed the summer internship with an emphasis on informing policy and engaging communities about their influence on beaches through beach cleanups.
NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects
NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects

NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues...

NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects

Partnerships

NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects

NOAA Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program announce the funding of six new, creative projects to tackle marine debris challenges across the country. This year’s projects focus on preventing the introduction of marine debris into marine, coastal and Great Lakes environments.
Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country
Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country

Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the...

Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country

Tourism

Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country

As the country adapts to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal and Great Lakes communities, too, are rethinking how to resume what were once normal activities. Sea Grant programs are leading efforts to provide relief to the communities they serve. Read about a few of the initiatives Sea Grant created or enhanced in recent months.
Decreasing Marine Debris: From Coastal Communities to National Efforts
Decreasing Marine Debris: From Coastal Communities to National Efforts

Decreasing Marine Debris: From Coastal Communities to...

Decreasing Marine Debris: From Coastal Communities to National Efforts

My Fellowship Position

Decreasing Marine Debris: From Coastal Communities to National Efforts

By: Amanda Dwyer. One of the Knauss Fellowship’s most exciting opportunities is to explore areas of marine science that are outside your academic field of expertise. With my placement at the NOAA Marine Debris Program, I am working to support NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) Zero Waste Initiative to promote zero waste efforts in...
Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition
Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition

Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine...

Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition

Marine Debris

Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition

Marine debris is a pervasive global problem that touches every corner of our ocean and Great Lakes. Sea Grant, in collaboration with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, recently awarded $350,000 to eight Sea Grant programs for projects that will research, prevent and remove marine debris in US waters.
Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters
Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

Announcements

Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

Puerto Rico Sea Grant created a video to promote Healthy Coastal Ecosystems.
Student video offers solutions to marine debris problems in Great Lakes
Student video offers solutions to marine debris problems in Great Lakes

Student video offers solutions to marine debris problems in...

Student video offers solutions to marine debris problems in Great Lakes

Michigan

Student video offers solutions to marine debris problems in Great Lakes

A group of fifth-grade students from Alpena, Michigan created a movie to help everyone understand why marine debris is a problem and to offer ideas about how they can contribute toward solutions.
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for teaching, taking action for all ages
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for teaching, taking action for all ages

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for...

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for teaching, taking action for all ages

50th Anniversary

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium turns marine debris into tool for teaching, taking action for all ages

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides multiple opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the challenge of marine debris as well as ways to do something about it.
McGuire Awarded NOAA Grant to Raise Awareness about Microplastics in Florida Waters
McGuire Awarded NOAA Grant to Raise Awareness about Microplastics in Florida Waters

McGuire Awarded NOAA Grant to Raise Awareness about...

McGuire Awarded NOAA Grant to Raise Awareness about Microplastics in Florida Waters

People

McGuire Awarded NOAA Grant to Raise Awareness about Microplastics in Florida Waters

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. 
The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are Shredding Ocean Health
The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are Shredding Ocean Health

The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are...

The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are Shredding Ocean Health

South Carolina

The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are Shredding Ocean Health

Plastics are found in many common household items, and despite our best efforts to recycle, a good fraction—no one knows how large—becomes litter which can have devastating impacts on coastal ecosystems and the animals that live there. In a new study, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium scientists are researching the presence and...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces $19 million in federal funding opportunities to address the prevention and removal of marine debris. These opportunities are a component of nearly $3 billion in targeted investments for NOAA in the areas of habitat restoration, coastal resilience and weather forecasting infrastructure through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
 

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Connecting STEM to Student Roots: USC Sea Grant Intern Aids in Beach Cleanup Efforts

Daniela Loera, USC Sea Grant’s 2021 Community Engaged Intern, recently completed the summer internship with an emphasis on informing policy and engaging communities about their influence on beaches through beach cleanups.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects

NOAA Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program announce the funding of six new, creative projects to tackle marine debris challenges across the country. This year’s projects focus on preventing the introduction of marine debris into marine, coastal and Great Lakes environments.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country

As the country adapts to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal and Great Lakes communities, too, are rethinking how to resume what were once normal activities. Sea Grant programs are leading efforts to provide relief to the communities they serve. Read about a few of the initiatives Sea Grant created or enhanced in recent months.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Decreasing Marine Debris: From Coastal Communities to National Efforts

By: Amanda Dwyer. One of the Knauss Fellowship’s most exciting opportunities is to explore areas of marine science that are outside your academic field of expertise. With my placement at the NOAA Marine Debris Program, I am working to support NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) Zero Waste Initiative to promote zero waste efforts in the organization’s daily operations and events.

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