National Sea Grant College Program
- Contact Name
- Kola Garber
- [email protected]
- (301) 734-1089
- Contact Address
- 1315 East-West Highway, Mail Code: R/SG Silver Spring, MD 20910rWest
- National Sea Grant Program
Established in 1966, the National Sea Grant College Program is administered by the National Sea Grant Office, a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Program is advised by the National Sea Grant Advisory Board and supported by the Sea Grant Directors.
Sea Grant partners with 33 state Sea Grant programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state, with the Sea Grant network involving more than 30 programs based at top universities. Through these programs, Sea Grant invests in high-priority research, addressing issues such as population growth and development in coastal communities; preparation and response to hurricanes, coastal storms and tsunamis; understanding interactions with the marine environment; fish and shellfish farming; seafood safety; and fisheries management. Research results are shared with the public through outreach programs, educators and communications specialists. Within the eight state Great Lakes region Sea Grant programs are housed at the universities of: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, Ohio State University, Penn State University, and State University of New York at Stony Brook.
The Sea Grant Model integrates research and outreach (including extension, communications, and education) for science with practical results. Activities are concentrated on four focus areas:
1. Healthy, coastal ecosystems
2. Resilient communities and economies
3. Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
4. Environmental literacy and workforce development
Sea Grant sponsors a variety of marine research, outreach and education projects, primarily through the 33 state Sea Grant programs. Each program announces the availability of funding on an annual or biannual basis. Please contact local programs for information about funded projects and the possibility for funding.