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MIT Sea Grant achieved college status in 1976 and is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their rigorous research program, dedicated outreach programs and integrated educational projects are aimed at providing real-world solutions to coastal questions and at helping to create the coastal stewards of tomorrow.

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MIT Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK DONE IN MASSACHUSETTS RESULTED IN*

$75.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

110

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

44000

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

100

FISHERS ADOPT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES

 
 
 

*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. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

MIT Sea Grant Featured Impacts

MIT Stories and News

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.
 

 

Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

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Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

The Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative, created in 2019, works to understand ecosystem changes affecting American lobster and share findings with regional stakeholders who can use the information to influence lobster management. This National Lobster Day (September 25) take a look at the extension and research strides made by Sea Grant’s American Lobster Initiative in its first year.

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals in areas of critical need for NOAA’s science-based approach to fisheries management.

The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: MIT Sea Grant is Making Sure Fishing Communities are Heard

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The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: MIT Sea Grant is Making Sure Fishing Communities are Heard

The development of social science at MIT Sea Grant

MIT Sea Grant is celebrating Sea Grant's 50th Anniversary with a look back at the work of anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber. Madeleine started with MIT Sea Grant in 1976, and her work throughout her time there has focused on fishing communities in New England. 

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