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Delaware Sea Grant achieved college status in 1976 and is based at the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies. Their mission is to promote the wise use, conservation, and management of marine and coastal resources through high-quality research, education, and outreach activities that benefit the public and the environment.

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Delaware Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN DELAWARE RESULTED IN*

2100

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

25

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

12

COMMUNITIES ADOPT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES

10900

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Delaware Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Delaware Sea Grant Experts


Christopher Petrone

Marine Education Specialist - Christopher works with Delaware students and teachers at all levels. His education programs span the topics of marine science, environmental science, renewable energy and climate change. 


"Teachers are getting different experiences and perspectives on the science we are doing in the state that they can then take back into the classroom."

John Ewart

Aquaculture Specialist - John Ewart's work intially focused on oyster restoration within the inland bays of Delaware. These restoration efforts sparked the desire to establish oyster aquaculture in the region, and so John provides technical and permitting assistance to help potential growers navigate that process.


"We're on the verge of starting an oyster aquaculture industry in the bays."

Stephanie Dohner

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware - Stephanie's research is funded by Delaware Sea Grant. She uses autonomous robot technology, like aerial drones, to study coastal morphology and how extreme weather events like tropical storms and Nor'easters affect coastal change.


"Our data can help communities with their risk management plans, developing flood maps, and looking at potential infrastructure risks."

Delaware Stories and News

Tsunami Preparedness Week 2015

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Tsunami Preparedness Week 2015

Sea Grant helps communities plan, prepare, and respond

Tsunamis have been a reality for coastal communities for as long as humans have lived near the shore. NOAA Sea Grant has been working with coastal communities for many years to help residents understand tsunami risks, reduce their vulnerability and respond quickly.

Science Serving America's Coasts

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