California Sea Grant
California Sea Grant sponsors marine research, extension services, and education activities to support the management, conservation, and enhancement of coastal resources. The California Sea Grant Extension Program is responding more frequently to questions about how climate change might impact the California coastal environment. Studies on topics such as ocean acidification, changes in sea levels, shifts in upwelling, thermal regime changes and phenology are now among the program's funded activities. These new focus areas build upon California Sea Grant's core mission: to study coastal processes, sustainable fisheries, invasive species, recruitment in coastal organisms, marine biotechnology and aquaculture, among many others.
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) works to create and maintain healthy coastal environments and economies. The Sea Grant network includes 32 programs based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The programs of the Sea Grant network work together to help citizens understand, conserve and better utilize America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. One of four national strategic priorities through 2013 is to improve the resilience of coastal communities to hazards, including the effects of climate change. NOAA Sea Grant plays local and national roles to inform policy and management, help communities prepare for climate impacts, and support economic resilience and opportunity. See the National Sea Grant College Program organization entry for more information.
Phone: (858) 534-4440
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
- San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative