Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
- Contact Name
- Dr. Brian Miller
- Job Title
- [email protected]
- (217) 333-6444
- Contact Address
- 1101 West Peabody Drive 374 National Soybean Research Center, MC-635 Urbana, IL 61801
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program (IISG) is focused on 104 miles of heavily urbanized and industrialized shoreline in Illinois and Indiana in the southern Lake Michigan region. One third of the population of the Great Lakes lives along the shore of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee, WI and Michigan City, IN.
The program is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of Illinois and Purdue University, but IISG also works in partnerships with key organizations, institutions, and agencies in the region to reach more audiences and multiply opportunities for success. The Program is located at the University Of Illinois-Urbana.
The IISG combines research, education, and outreach to assist communities secure a healthier environment and growing economy. Research work investigates critical issues related to southern Lake Michigan's coastal resources. The outreach and education programs depend heavily on the research to provide the latest scientific information to a variety of audiences. On the Website areas of information
Include: aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, climate change, coastal restoration, fish consumption, getting rid of stuff, Great Lakes health, land use planning, natural lawn care, water quality, and water supply.
IISG provides funding to researchers in Illinois and Indiana who are working on issues of importance to the southern Lake Michigan region through three primary mechanisms. Also, graduate fellowships are available to students in the Illinois-Indian area. Additional details on all funding programs can be found on the IISG Website.