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Virginia Sea Grant achieved college status in 2014 and is a multi-university network based at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary. Through university-based research, extension, education, and communication, Virginia Sea Grant makes science-based information accessible to citizens, businesses, educators, resource managers, industry stakeholders, and policy makers across the Commonwealth of Virginia, the region, and the nation.

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Virginia Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN VIRGINIA RESULTED IN*

$8.3M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

160

JOBS

67

BUSINESSES

110

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. 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.  "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Virginia Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Virginia Stories and News

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness

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National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program and the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a series of workshops around the country – in Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, and Virginia – designed to bring regional priorities to the fore in community oil spill preparation and resiliency planning. Five regional workshop reports and one summary report are now available online.

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

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Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

A Sea Grant team of legal and aquaculture experts has released a report detailing eight case studies that identify challenges to the shellfish aquaculture industry in the United States. The project was funded through Sea Grant's 2017 national investment in aquaculture. 

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