Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Strategic Plan

We live in a region with abundant coastal resources, diverse environmental challenges, and a complex institutional landscape. In order for Maryland Sea Grant to serve this region effectively, we place importance on developing and adhering to a sound strategic plan.

To develop the foundation for our strategic planning, we have engaged stakeholders representing a wide spectrum of Maryland’s coastal communities and interests. Synthesizing their input, we identified clear priorities. These priorities are aligned with overarching themes articulated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of our major funders, and with regional and national needs brought to the forefront by broader policy analyses.

Our strategic plans are both a catalyst to foster achievement and a guide for program evaluation. They represent our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our program.

 
 

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

Our plan encompasses four focus areas and contains specific outcomes and strategies that allow us to accurately measure progress.

  • Focus Area 1: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Focus Area 2: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Focus Area 3: Resilient Communities and Economies
  • Focus Area 4: Effective Environmental Science Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2014-2017 Strategic Plan

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  • Focus Area 1: Resilient Ecosystem Processes and Responses
  • Focus Area 2: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Focus Area 3: Resilient Communities and Economies
  • Focus Area 4: Effective Environmental Science Education