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California Sea Grant achieved college status in 1973 and is administered by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. They aim to create knowledge, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of California.

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California Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN CALIFORNIA RESULTED IN*

118,125

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT RESTORED OR PROTECTED

10051

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

17192

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

29200

VOLUNTEER HOURS

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in Summer 2021 for work conducted February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

California Sea Grant Featured Impacts

California Stories and News

Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

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Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

Guide will help coastal communities plan for significant sea level rise

Community planners and decision makers now have an application guide to help them plan for the significant sea level rise the United States is expected to see in the next 30 years. The guide is a response to the 2022 Interagency Sea Level Rise report, which projected about a foot of higher waters, on average, along U.S. coastlines by 2050. 

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

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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 industry to identify training needs and develop updated and/or new resources and programming to address those needs.  

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

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

From fisheries management to marsh restoration, Sea Grant makes discoveries, develops new resources

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.
 

 

California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery

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California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery

While red abalone were once abundant throughout California, they have long been in decline due to overfishing and environmental changes. California Sea Grant-funded researchers identified conditions that promote consistent recruitment, but also found that prolonged heat stress can cause red abalone recruitment to fail, in a new study published in the Journal of Shellfish Research last month.

New research to address kelp forest crisis in California

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New research to address kelp forest crisis in California

California Sea Grant is pleased to announce six new research projects aimed at restoring California’s kelp forests. The newly funded projects in the 2020 Kelp Recovery Research Program total $2.1 million, funded jointly by California Sea Grant and the California Ocean Protection Council, in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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