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Sea Grant supports the work of thousands of scientists and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines from hundreds of institutions. When urgent new questions arise, Sea Grant can call on this network of scientists for information and science‐based solutions. Sea Grant researchers support cutting-edge research in the areas of coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, storm water management and tourism. Communities seek Sea Grant expertise to support and sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

 

464

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1804

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPPORTED

1414

RESEARCHERS 

454

GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED

Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

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How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's marine life?

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How does shellfish aquaculture interact with Puget Sound's marine life?

In Puget Sound, The Nature Conservancy in Washington wants to learn more about shellfish aquaculture structures and how they impact the marine environment for specific organisms or life stages. They partner with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Washington Sea Grant, as well as the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and shellfish farms, to study which fish and crab species use shellfish aquaculture habitats.

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.

Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

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Kids are educating parents on climate change...and parents are listening

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that educating children about climate change affects parents as well. A pre- and post-survey showed that parents of children who had climate change curriculum were more concerned about climate . 

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

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Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

How do people prepare for hurricanes before the season begins? When a hurricane is looming, how do people receive warning, decide to take action, and prepare for the storm? As part of the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, Sea Grant programs have been highlighting their work that aims to answer these questions. Resources developed by Sea Grant and partners can help communities and individuals prepare for storms well before hurricane season even approaches as well as when a storm is approaching.

Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunity for Highly Migratory Species Research

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Sea Grant Announces Funding Opportunity for Highly Migratory Species Research

Sea Grant is announcing a Federal Funding Opportunity focused on research of HMS species, including the interactions between yellow-fin tuna and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, to address critical gaps in knowledge about HMS in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean regions. Letters of intent are due May 15, 2019, and full proposals are due June 19, 2019. 

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