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UOG Sea Grant



Purpose of the UOG Sea Grant Outreach Program

  • Develop and implement the best management practices for selected costal economic activities
  • Strengthen local and regional collaboration and networks
  • Develop sustainable resource management models for the Western Pacific area

While research is a crucial component of Sea Grant, transferring the knowledge to the people who can benefit from it is just as important. Sea Grant's network of more than 300 outreach experts work with costal community members and decision makers to provide informal education and transfer new technologies. Sea Grant outreach staff members work with communities in countless ways - to improve tourism opportunities, help fish farmers develop environmentally-sound shellfish farming practices, explain the impacts of land use on water quality, and provide technical assistance to communities planning for, and dealing with, hurricanes and other natural hazards.