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Maine Sea Grant achieved college status in 2004 and is based at the University of Maine. They aim to provide marine science research, education, and outreach to address issues of concern to Maine's coastal communities, and help expand a growing marine workforce through formal and informal education programs, fellowships and scholarships.

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Maine Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MAINE RESULTED IN*

$3.6M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

30

BUSINESSES

70

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

22000

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Maine Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Maine Sea Grant Experts


 

 

Dana Morse

Marine Extension Associate - Dana Morse provides training and technical assistance to shellfish farmers to help advance an emerging aquaculture industry and satisfy the demand for sustainable seafood in the region.


 

"I have seen a sector get its feet under it and solidify to become a solid thing."

 

 

Natalie Springuel

Coastal Community Development Extension Associate - Natalie has led workshops instructing farmers how they could boost their profits through tourism by conducting tours of aquaculture farm sites.


 

"I used to work in the tourism industry for 15 years before I came to Sea Grant, so I am the person that tends to immediately respond to tourism things."

 

 

Charlotte Quigley

Ph.D. candidate, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences - Charlotte's research examines temperature tolerance of the red seaweed, Alaria esculenta, to inform the viability of this seaweed as a sustainable option for aquaculture now and into the future.


 

"Sea Grant was the foundation funder of all of the work that we do in our lab...a lot of the basic equipment, structure and the ability to use nurseries has all been because of Sea Grant."

Maine Stories and News

NOAA and Sea Grant fund $800,000 in research to understand effects of ocean changes on iconic Northeast marine life

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NOAA and Sea Grant fund $800,000 in research to understand effects of ocean changes on iconic Northeast marine life

NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) and the Northeast Sea Grant Programs joined together to prioritize and fund new research on how ocean acidification is affecting marine life including lobsters, clams, oysters, mussels and sand lance that are so important to the Northeast region.

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