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National Sea Grant College Program

The National Sea Grant College Program engages the nation's top universities and research institutions in conducting scientific research, education, and extension projects designed to better understand and use our ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Sea Grant focuses on three major areas:

  • Conducting research to tackle priority problems identified by coastal residents, state and local governments, and NOAA and other federal agencies.
  • Recruiting and training undergraduate and graduate students and employing senior researchers who form a national brain trust for dealing with coastal economic and environmental challenges.
  • Making scientific results available and understandable to resource managers, business people, teachers, and coastal residents through K-12 education, communication, and extension projects.

The 30 Sea Grant Programs are a dynamic, national network of participating institutions who study aquaculture, aquatic nuisance species, coastal hazards, fisheries and seafood safety, coastal community development, and water quality. Sea Grant activities exist at the nexus of local, state, national and sometimes international interests. In this way, local needs receive national attention, and a national commitment is fulfilled at the local level. Contact the institution in the region of interest for more information.

For more information about this program please contact:

Dr. Leon Cammen, Director
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway, Room 11716
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL: (301) 734-1088
FAX: (301) 713-1031



map of National Sea Grant program regions   Sea Grant Programs location map and contact information