|Locations of the 30 university-based Sea Grant programs
Maryland Sea Grant is part of the National Sea Grant College Program, a network of 30 university-based programs located in the coastal and Great Lakes states and territories. Administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant Office, these programs form a wide national network of over 300 participating institutions and over 3,000 scientists, engineers, students, and outreach experts. Each college program focuses on the marine, coastal, and watershed issues of particular importance in its region together addressing over 12,000 miles of U.S. coastline.
The Maryland Sea Grant College is administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), an institution tasked with providing environmental research, education, and service to the people of Maryland. UMCES comprises three research facilities located throughout Maryland: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Horn Point Laboratory, and Appalachian Laboratory.
Maryland Sea Grant frequently collaborates with programs outside the University on efforts central to the Chesapeake Bay. Following is a list of some recent partners and the issues we have worked on together:
Chesapeake Bay Commission — Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee (BBCAC) and other Bay restoration efforts
Chesapeake Bay Foundation — oyster gardening and restoration
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office — oyster restoration and ecosystem-based fisheries management
The Campbell Foundation — evaluation of native oyster restoration
Chesapeake Bay Program — public education and environmental finance