Georgia Sea Grant
Georgia Sea Grant combines research, education, and outreach projects that promote the economic, cultural and and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and encourages citizens throughout the state to become good stewards of coastal and watershed resources. Over half of Georgia Sea Grant's funds go directly into scientific research on Georgia's coastal resources. Specific thematic areas include water quality, coastal ecosystem health, and fisheries technology.
The Georgia Sea Grant has taken a lead role in developing climate change adaptation and sea level rise planning tools for the State of Georgia. The Georgia Sea Grant partners with a number of state programs, such as the Adopt-a-Stream Program, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia State Climatology Office, and many other state partners. They developed a shoreline change mapping tool in 2008-2010, which has been used to create new methodologies and tools for analyzing shoreline changes and coastal geohazards. One such tool was the Analyzing Moving Boundaries Using R (AMBUR). https://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/article/shoreline_change/.
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: (706) 542-6009
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- University of Georgia