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Our Mission

Connecticut Sea Grant will work towards achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits by supporting integrated locally and nationally relevant research, outreach and education programs in partnership with stakeholders.

What is Sea Grant?

Sea Grant is a national network comprised of 33 Sea Grant programs based at flagship universities in U.S. coastal and Great Lake states and territories. The National Sea Grant College Program encourages the wise stewardship of our marine resources through research, education, outreach and technology transfer. The Program is focused on making the United States the world leader in marine research and the sustainable development of marine resources.Watch our 30 second video

  • Sea Grant works to build bridges between academia, government and the private sector.
  • Sea Grant focuses on environmental, economic, social and education improvements.
  • Sea Grant is committed to solving coastal problems and developing new marine resources.

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How is Connecticut Sea Grant funded?

Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) is funded principally through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with matching funds from the State of Connecticut, through the University of Connecticut.

The program has three foci: research, outreach, and education. Outreach efforts include the CTSG Extension Program, and its Communications Program. The program also has an administrative staff committed to promoting understanding of the Sea Grant mission.