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For over 50 years, the National Sea Grant College Program has supported coastal and Great Lakes communities through research, extension and education.

Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.

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Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science
Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to...

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

Funding

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced that a regional collaborative of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists, university scientists and fisheries managers will receive $2.4 million to develop and implement extension and outreach programming related to data and information from three large research projects focused on estimating...
Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience
Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater...

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Funding

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Sea Grant announced three initiatives today, all of which focus on freshwater systems and management. Projects include examining contaminants of emerging concern along the East Coast, mitigating pollution resulting from runoff in the mid-Atlantic, and managing stormwater to reduce flooding in the Great Lakes. 
Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects
Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program...

Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

Funding

Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and Office of Sustainable Fisheries awarded approximately $900,000 of FY21 federal funds to support projects that will initiate “Food from the Sea'' career development programs. With these funds, Sea Grant programs and partners will work collaboratively with members of the fishing...
NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies
NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas...

NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

Partnerships

NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

NOAA Sea Grant, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey, announces six new partnership positions. The Sea Grant Federal Partnership Liaisons will integrate Sea Grant extension expertise with science, products and...
NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources
NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable...

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

Funding

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

NOAA Sea Grant today announced $3.5 million in federal funding to support two efforts aiding sustainable growth of U.S. seafood, one focused on improving coordination for marine aquaculture development and another that addresses COVID-19 impacts to seafood resources.  
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.
Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico
Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in...

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Announcements

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

A team of scientists, selected through a peer-review process organized by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of Greater Amberjack in the U.S. waters of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. The team will also investigate the fish’s movement and how it is distributed...
Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees
Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship...

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant/NMFS Fellowship

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries are pleased to announce the 2021 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Five population and ecosystem dynamics fellowships and two marine resource economics fellowships were awarded through this national program. The fellowships offered within this program are aimed at training...
Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss...

Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 74 finalists in the 2022 class represent 28 of the 34 Sea Grant programs. Since 1979, almost 1,500 fellows have completed the program, becoming leaders in science, policy, and public administration...
ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience
ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work...

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

North Carolina

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas explores sea level rise, its related challenges, and the solutions currently underway. In this special, digital publication, learn about NOAA’s efforts to help the country adapt to rising sea levels and see Sea Grant's work in coastal resilience.
Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on Milwaukee beach
Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on Milwaukee beach

Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on...

Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on Milwaukee beach

Wisconsin

Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on Milwaukee beach

This summer on Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, swimmers might notice people in light blue T-shirts pushing an ice cream cart across the sand. Instead of frozen treats, the cart contains brochures and other information that beachgoers need to keep safe. The cart is part of a new Beach Ambassador Pilot Project run by Wisconsin Sea Grant, Milwaukee Water...
Catch Sea Grant at Capitol Hill Ocean Week
Catch Sea Grant at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Catch Sea Grant at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Catch Sea Grant at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

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Catch Sea Grant at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) gathers people together from across the U.S. and around the world to engage in a dialogue on how to sustain the health of our ocean and Great Lakes. Connect with Sea Grant at CHOW 2021, held virtually June 8-10.
Encouraging Diverse Perspectives
Encouraging Diverse Perspectives

Encouraging Diverse Perspectives

Encouraging Diverse Perspectives

Features

Encouraging Diverse Perspectives

Mona Behl, the Associate Director for Georgia Sea Grant and a co-lead in Sea Grant's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion community of practice is interviewed by 2021 Knauss Fellow, Amara Davis. Mona discusses her journey to Sea Grant, the important work Sea Grant is doing to make the sciences more equitable, and what we can all do to facilitate a...
Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits
Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has...

Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

Minnesota

Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

New research, led by Minnesota Sea Grant Director John A. Downing, demonstrates why keeping local lakes and other waterbodies clean produces cost-effective benefits locally and globally. The authors found that adding up global financial benefits of clean water shows that keeping water clean can help slow climate change, saving trillions of...
Small business partnership leads to big advances in water quality monitoring
Small business partnership leads to big advances in water quality monitoring

Small business partnership leads to big advances in water...

Small business partnership leads to big advances in water quality monitoring

Partnerships

Small business partnership leads to big advances in water quality monitoring

Sea Grant is partnering with Swift Engineering on the development of a buoy like none before. Check out this multimedia feature to learn more about Sea Grant and Swift’s partnership on Kelp.
Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities
Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on...

Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

Partnerships

Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean 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, announces a research funding opportunity to improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal...
Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine Abundance of Red Snapper
Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine Abundance of Red Snapper

Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine...

Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine Abundance of Red Snapper

Partnerships

Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine Abundance of Red Snapper

Sea Grant and its research partners announced two updates on efforts to better understand red snapper populations in U.S. coastal waters today. These complementary projects, which are interdisciplinary and connected to multiple partners and stakeholders are being conducted by external, university-based teams and administered by Sea...
Community Resilience from Start to Finish
Community Resilience from Start to Finish

Community Resilience from Start to Finish

Community Resilience from Start to Finish

Partnerships

Community Resilience from Start to Finish

For Sea Grant, resilience is more than a buzzword. As a network of 34 university-based programs, Sea Grant brings together experts in coastal processes, hazards, climate change, and urban planning to support cutting-edge research and outreach. Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning and implementation, from start to...
Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae
Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss...

Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

Education

Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

The Knauss Fellowship offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on marine and coastal policy issues in the nation's capital. Four alumnae of the Knauss Fellowship share their experiences with science, policy, communication, cultural identity and more, in their own words.
Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas
Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable...

Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

Oregon

Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

Research is an essential component of Sea Grant’s work in coastal and Great Lakes communities, supporting scientists from hundreds of institutions. Here are just a few of Sea Grant’s recent research publications that are making a splash.    

Our Focus Areas

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/HCE

Healthy Coastal
Ecosystems

Sea Grant works to protect, enhance and restore habitats, ecosystems and the services they provide. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/SFA

Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture

Sea Grant works with fishing communities to advance sustainable, domestic fisheries and aquaculture. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/RCE

Resilient Communities & Economies

Sea Grant helps coastal and Great Lakes communities prepare for and adapt to changing conditions. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/Our-Work/ELWD

Environmental Literacy & Workforce Development

Sea Grant supports and trains a diverse and skilled workforce that is environmentally literate and equipped to address national and local needs.

Around the Sea Grant Network

Our Functional Areas

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Research

Sea Grant employs or supports thousands of scientists to address emerging and pressing needs related to the four strategic focus areas. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/extensio5

Extension

Sea Grant employs over 500 on-the-ground extension specialists who serve as honest brokers of scientific information to support community needs. 

http://seagrant-redesign.hq.oar.noaa.gov/education

Education

Sea Grant educators provide instruction and tools to teachers, students, working professionals and the public on topics related to the four strategic focus areas.

Sea Grant Hot Topics

Within each of Sea Grant's four focus areas, there are specific initiatives taken based on national and local needs as well as emerging issues. Each of the pages below provides highlights of the hot issue listed. 

Aquaculture

Ocean Acidification

Oyster Restoration

Coastal Hazards Preparedness

Coastal Tourism

Blue Carbon

  

Science Serving America's Coasts

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