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Sea Grant Announces the 2024 Class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

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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Image of plastic debris on Oregon’s Clatsop Beach by Tiffany Woods | Oregon Sea Grant.

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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Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Biden-Harris Administration announces $60 million funding opportunity to help create a Climate-Ready workforce as part of the Inflation Reduction Act

Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) opened a competitive funding opportunity for the Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal States, Tribes, and Territories Initiative to connect people across the country to good-paying jobs, such as landscape technicians, heat health outreach specialists and climate equity officers, that tackle the climate crisis and boost local resilience. NOAA will invest $60 million total from the Inflation Reduction Act for the initiative — a $50 million competitive funding opportunity and $10 million for technical assistance to support applicants and grantees.

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Sea Grant to lead special issue of Oceanography

The Sea Grant network, with support from the National Sea Grant Office, will lead a special issue of Oceanography, a quarterly journal of The Oceanography Society. The special issue is planned to be released in Spring 2024. 

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $27M to further community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

NOAA Sea Grant is pleased to announce $27 million in projects that will address the prevention and removal of debris in marine and Great Lakes environments throughout the U.S. Using Sea Grant’s partnered approach to bring science together with communities for solutions that work, the projects will support transformational research and the creation of local coalitions to address urgent marine debris prevention and removal needs.

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Get to know the National Sea Grant Law Center

Ambulance chaser. Ruthless. Heartless. Greedy. Lawyers tend to be seen as villains, but the daily work of most lawyers is a far cry from what we see on television. Today, on International Be Kind to Lawyers Day, we want to take a moment to recognize the work of one of the most unique programs in the Sea Grant Network – the National Sea Grant Law Center.

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Coastal Hazards Preparedness

Woods Hole Sea Grant collaborates with NOAA Climate Program Office on coastal monitoring website

Those interested in monitoring shoreline change in their communities have a new resource to help them get started – a web-based inventory of citizen science efforts to track coastal change in the U.S. The site, Communities Tracking Coastal Change, was created by NOAA Climate Program Office’s Coastal Inundation Risk Team and Woods Hole Sea Grant.

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Coastal Hazards Preparedness

Georgia Sea Grant partners with the Department of Defense to build resilience in the Southeast

Georgia Sea Grant secured funding from the Department of Defense and the National Sea Grant College Program to hire Michelle Covi as the country’s first Coastal Resilience DOD Liaison in 2021. For the last year, Covi has created a suite of reports and resources that are now being used by Sea Grant programs, military installations, and coastal resilience specialists across the region to inform collaborative resilience projects.

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Community Engaged Internship Program

Community-Engaged Interns Serve Across the State

By: Carrie Clower. Each summer, North Carolina Sea Grant offers undergraduate students opportunities to join experts across the state to explore issues affecting local communities.

“As part of National Sea Grant’s Community-Engaged Internship program, they gain hands-on experience with coastal, marine, or Great Lakes issues of environmental, economic, and or social importance,” explains Jane Harrison, NC Sea Grant’s coastal economics specialist.

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Sea Grant and U.S. Coastal Research Program invest in strengthening resilient coastal communities

Through a joint competition with the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP), ten new projects were selected for a total of $3.9 million in funding to translate research into application for communities. Additionally, Sea Grant programs across the nation received an additional total of $4.2 million in NOAA Sea Grant funds to increase local capacity, engagement, research, and implementation for addressing resilience challenges. 

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Great Lakes

Sea Grant advances investigation of contaminants of emerging concern

Contaminants of emerging concern, like pharmaceuticals, cleaning products and microfibers, pose risks to the Nation’s drinking waters and aquatic life, but they are often excluded from monitoring programs and published water quality standards. Two new projects recently funded by Sea Grant aim to enhance research and monitoring efforts for this class of chemicals and materials while strengthening strategies to reduce their presence in aquatic environments.

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American Lobster

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program to continue addressing emergent needs and priorities associated with this important fishery. Pursuant to congressional direction, this year’s funded projects shift focus on operational needs, specifically related to gear technology implementation, research and adoption.

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Community climate planning projects underway in 4 Connecticut cities

Four Connecticut cities have joined a pilot project to boost community participation in climate change planning. Community activities in Bridgeport, New Haven, New London and Norwich are being led by Connecticut Sea Grant with support from NOAA, and will focus on climate risk communication and planning for community resilience.

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant today announced approximately $14 million in federal funding across four strategic areas for improving U.S. aquaculture. The competitively selected projects will advance early stage propagation strategies for various aquaculture species, marine finfish juvenile production technologies, aquaculture collaboratives and establishment of an aquaculture information exchange.

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Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2022 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries are pleased to announce the 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Seven population and ecosystem dynamics fellowships and one marine resource economics fellowship will be awarded through this national program. Since 1999, the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program has trained the next generation of specialized experts in fisheries management. 

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Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

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.

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, which awarded over $1.1 million in federal funds, seeks to catalyze research for the coexistence of marine energy—including wind, current, tidal, and wave energies—with Northeast fishing and coastal communities.

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Sea Grant programs produce videos covering a wide variety of topics. Check out our videos page for featured educational series (such as 15-second science), clips sharing Sea Grant work, and short stories of people who live along coasts or make a living on the water. 


The Our New Age of Water series takes a hard and hopeful look at topics related to the present and future use of water. The intent is that each installment of Our New Age of Water will advance ideas about water-related research and innovative technologies.


Sea Grant and its programs support students of all ages on their educational journey. Check out our student blogs to learn what Sea Grant Scholars are doing in the science, policy, education and art spaces and explore our alumni blogs to see where our students end up!

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2023 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities
NOAA Seeks Public Comments on Aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Assessment
2024 Knauss Fellowship Opportunity
Sea Grant Announces 2022 American Lobster Research Program Projects
Young Fishermen’s Career Development Projects Funding Opportunity
Announcing 2022 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellows
Announcing 2023 Knauss Finalists
Guam Sea Grant Achieves Institutional Status
Marine Debris Funding Opportunities
Translating Coastal Research into Application Funding Opportunity
American Lobster Research Program Funding Opportunity 2022
Sea Grant Seeks Input on 2024-27 Strategic Plan
Sea Grant Announces 2021 American Lobster Initiative Efforts
2022 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities
Aquaculture 2022 Request for Proposals
2023 Knauss Fellowship Opportunity
Announcing new Sea Grant Liaisons
Announcing 2021 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellows
Announcing 2022 Knauss Finalists
American Lobster Research Program Funding Opportunity 2021
Sea Grant Awards 4.7M for U.S. Aquaculture
2021 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities
2022 Knauss Fellowship Opportunity
Shellfish Aquaculture Funding Opportunity
Sea Grant Awards 2M for Lobster Initiative
Announcing 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellows
Announcing 2021 Knauss Finalists
National Federal Partnership Liaisons Funding Opportunity
Aquaculture Economics Funding Opportunity
American Lobster Research Program Funding Opportunity
2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities
Sea Grant Law Center Becomes Coherent Area Program
Sea Grant Awards 2M for HMS Research
Sea Grant Awards 2M for Lobster Initiative
Sea Grant Awards 16M for U.S. Aquaculture
Announcing 2020 Knauss Finalists
Announcing NMFS-Sea Grant Fellows
Special Session at CHOW Increasing Diversity of Marine Science Workforce
Highly Migratory Species Research Funding Opportunity
Aquaculture Funding Opportunities
Research Funding for American Lobster
2020 Knaus Fellowship Announcement December 2018
2018 Aquaculture Research Funded Projects October 2018
2019 Knauss Finalists June 2018
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institutional Status May 2018
RFP: Undergraduate Workshop, Fisheries Population Dynamics March 2018
2018 Aquaculture Research Funding Opportunity December 2017

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