Washington Sea Grant
Washington Sea Grant serves communities, industries, and the people of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest and the nation through research, education and outreach by: 1) Identifying and addressing important marine issues; 2) Providing better tools for management of the marine environment and use of its resources; and 3) Initiating and supporting strategic partnerships within the marine community. Washington Sea Grant-sponsored research maximizes the productive use of marine resources while preserving and helping to restore essential qualities of a healthy marine environment. Research is centered on five key program areas: 1) Living marine resources; 2) Ecosystem health; 3) New technologies to enhance ocean productivity; 4) Economic and community development; and 5) Education, training and public information.
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.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- University of Washington