A partnership of the Connecticut, New Hampshire and North Carolina Sea Grant programs and Lighthouse Consulting Group has completed an initial national framework to guide Sea Grant’s investments in the field of Contaminants of Emerging Concern.
Funded by the National Sea Grant Office, the project began in September 2021 and included an extensive literature review, a national survey and a series of virtual regional workshops. The workshops engaged federal and state agencies, Sea Grant staff, academia, environmental NGOs, the private sector and interested citizens.
Contaminants of emerging concern are the residues of commonly used products increasingly found in coastal and freshwater environments. The high-level conclusions of the scoping process are found in this framework document.
Please check back for information about a webinar about the framework planned for May 19.