Contaminants of emerging concern

Sea Grant projects address CEC concerns nationally

Contaminants of emerging concern are increasingly detected in surface water and groundwater, posing risks to drinking water and aquatic life. Since 2020, Sea Grant has been building its CEC-focused research portfolio and supporting projects that serve locally-derived information needs. 

Research to focus on contaminants in urban waterways

Fish, shellfish, insect, water and sediment samples from urban coastal areas from the Chesapeake Bay to Northern New England will be analyzed for the presence of potentially harmful chemicals in four research projects commissioned by a partnership of the CT, NH and NC Sea Grant programs.

Call for proposals issued for CECs research projects

The CECs project announces a request for proposals (RFP) for a regional research competition focused on Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), focused on the Atlantic Coast. Proposals are encouraged for projects of up to 18 months requesting up to $150,000. Letters of intent are due by Sept. 23, 2022.