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The United States manages millions of square miles of coastal ecosystems that support a variety of recreational, commercial and subsistence activities. Sea Grant helps residents, natural resource managers and businesses protect and restore healthy coastal habitats for continued ecosystem and public well-being.

 

Wisconsin Sea Grant advises dredged material storage in the Duluth-Superior Port. Credit: John Karl

 

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN HEALTHY COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS RESULTED IN*

200

ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT (EBM) TOOLS

4600

RESOURCE MANAGERS USED EBM APPROACHES

1400000

ACRES OF HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

150

CLEAN MARINA CERTIFICATIONS

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. EBM = Ecosystem-based management of land, water and living resources as a result of Sea Grant activities.

Healthy Coastal Ecosystem Featured Impacts

Meet Sea Grant Experts Working for Healthy Coastal Ecosystems


Kathyrn Coyne, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environments - Dr. Coyne's research is partially funded by Delaware Sea Grant and focuses on harmful algal bloom ecology, as well as how to produce biofuels from microalgae.


"We're working very hard to understand why these harmful algal blooms occur and how we can prevent them."

John Weinstein, Ph.D.

Interim Dean at The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics - Dr. Weinstein's research is funded by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and assesses the sources, the fate and the effects of plastic and microplastic debris in the Charleston Harbor.


"The primary driver of this research has been the intellectual curiosity of the students. They have been the ones to propose the ideas, conduct the research and analyze the data."

John Jacob, Ph.D.

Team lead for the Texas Coastal Watershed Program - The Texas Coastal Watershed Program provides information to local governments and citizens about the impacts of land use on watershed health and water quality on the Texas coast. 


"We’re doing all this because we depend on the land and clean water...I want my grandkids to have a bay where shrimp and shellfish thrive. I want them to see wetlands, partly for their beauty and partly for their role in keeping bays healthy."

Healthy Coastal Ecosystem Stories and News

Ocean Acidification Research Fellowship available to students in Mid-Atlantic

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Ocean Acidification Research Fellowship available to students in Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs (MASGP), in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), are pleased to announce the availability of Ocean Acidification (OA) Graduate Research Fellowships for the two-year period covering the 2018 and 2019 academic years.

USC Sea Grant publishes lessons learned from community engagement efforts

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USC Sea Grant publishes lessons learned from community engagement efforts

The Stakes are Rising: Lessons on Engaging Coastal Communities on Climate Adaptation in Southern California was published in the Cities and the Environment journal in November 2017

USC Sea Grant has worked with communities in southern California for over six years on climate adaptation planning. They analyzed their efforts and published the analysis in the Cities and the Environment Journal.

Sea Grant Evaluation Shows National Weather Service Forecast is Assisting Farmers in Protecting Wisconsin Waters

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Sea Grant Evaluation Shows National Weather Service Forecast is Assisting Farmers in Protecting Wisconsin Waters

Knowledge, Spread Wisely: Sea Grant Evaluation Shows National Weather Service Forecast is Assisting Farmers in Protecting Wisconsin Waters

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