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Florida Sea Grant achieved college status in 1976 and is a statewide program headquartered at the University of Florida. Their extension, education and outreach programs are done in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal counties around the state.

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Florida Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN FLORIDA RESULTED IN*

$53.3M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

1300

JOBS

300

BUSINESSES

26000

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

 
 
 

*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. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts.

Florida Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Florida Stories and News

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

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Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.

Florida Sea Grant Helped Save Keys Lobster Industry Nearly $4 Million After Hurricane Irma

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Florida Sea Grant Helped Save Keys Lobster Industry Nearly $4 Million After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma displaced more than 150,000 spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys last year, sometimes miles away from their original locations. But a novel eyes-in-the-sky solution developed with support from Florida Sea Grant has saved the industry nearly $4 million.

Water Resources: With Training, South Florida Residents Take Active Role in Monitoring Local Waters

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Water Resources: With Training, South Florida Residents Take Active Role in Monitoring Local Waters

Two Florida Sea Grant agents are developing water quality monitoring projects in South Florida that enlist residents and volunteers on the front lines of citizen science.

Sea Grant in the Lab: The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

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Sea Grant in the Lab: The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Sea Grant has extension agents at multiple NOAA laboratories across the country. Dr. Pamela Fletcher is Florida Sea Grant's liaison to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. 

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