Learn about the survey on Contaminants of Emerging Concern

A partnership of the Connecticut, New Hampshire and North Carolina Sea Grant programs and Lighthouse Consulting Group conducted a survey as part of a federally funded project announced in September 2021. The survey closed on Dec. 31. Results of the survey can be found here.

The survey was distributed with the following message:

Contaminants of Emerging Concern are not well regulated and their impacts on human health and ecosystems are not well understood. They include a diversity of compounds/families of compounds that have received popular press, along with lesser visibility chemicals. There is also no clear single agency jurisdiction to address Contaminants of Emerging Concern, and therefore significant overlap exists in interests and responsibilities across state and federal agencies/programs, in addition to NGO and academic interests and programs.

The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the national landscape on Contaminants of Emerging Concern, and identify a strategic national role/framework for Sea Grant on this broad and novel topic. In order to do so, we ask that:

  • You take approximately 10 minutes to complete this survey at: https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XedI4x0xFxEP5A.
  • You distribute broadly and encourage your colleagues both within and outside of Sea Grant, including individuals from federal, state and local governmental agencies, NGOs, academia (including students) and interested citizens, to also take the survey

Please complete the survey by December 31, 2021. Your input will help guide future Sea Grant investments in the field of Contaminants of Emerging Concern. Survey responses will be kept confidential.

Thanks in advance for your input. You can direct additional feedback, questions or comments to sylvain.deguise@uconn.edu.