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Puerto Rico Sea Grant achieved college status in 1989 and is based at the University of Puerto Rico. Their mission is to fund scientific research to address the priorities of Puerto Rican communities.

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Puerto Rico Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN PUERTO RICO RESULTED IN*

8000

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

260

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

50

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

19000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Puerto Rico Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Puerto Rico Stories and News

In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe and sustains coastal tourism

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In Puerto Rico, investing in lifeguards keeps beaches safe and sustains coastal tourism

Since the 1960s, surfers from the United States have been going to Rincón, Puerto Rico to catch the best waves of the winter season. The trend has been so consistent that the town has slowly built its economy along its approximate eight miles of beautiful coastline, now famous with tourists. Yet, as the surfing community continues to swell, the beaches get crowded, and the same waves that keep the local economy afloat also put tourists and locals at risk of losing their lives.

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.

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