Virginia Sea Grant
Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) facilitates research, educational, and outreach activities promoting sustainable management of marine resources. The overall goal of VASG is to define and help resolve emerging problems at local, regional, and national scales, as well as to provide impartial information to all who use or manage marine resources. VASG aims to foster integration of extension, education, communication, and research functions to achieve science-to-management impacts, technology transfer, and the use of science by decision-makers, citizens, and students. VASG has four focus areas: 1) Safe and Sustainable Seafood, 2) Healthy Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems, 3) Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities, 4) and Coastal and Ocean Literacy.
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: (804) 684-7269
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)