Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program
- Contact Name
- Robert W. Light
- Job Title
- [email protected]
- Contact Address
- Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505
- Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program
The Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program (PASG) was established in 1998 as a partnership between Penn State University, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). PASG sponsors research, education, training, and outreach projects to establish science-based decisions concerning the use and conservation of coastal resources along the 77 miles of Lake Erie shoreline.
PASG conducts and supports scientific research that addresses the protection of the state's waters and coastal ecosystems by partnering with government agencies and other entities to conduct research and by providing funding and resources for scientists and others in the state. Funding opportunities focus on planning for coastal hazardous events and optimizing response and rebuilding efforts, establishing healthy coastal ecosystems, assuring a safe sustainable seafood supply, and promoting sustainable coastal development.
In education and outreach PASG sponsors a variety field and laboratory activities for students in K-16 levels. In addition internships and fellowships are available annually. Educational outreach to citizens, community leaders, and government organizations is conducted via workshops, training seminars and various publications.