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.

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.
 

2014-2017 Strategic Plan

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(In support of 2014-2016 RFP submissions)

To develop the foundation for our 2014-2017 strategic plan, we 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) as well as regional and national issues brought to the forefront by broader policy analyses. Our plan encompasses four focus areas and eleven state goals, in addition to specific outcomes and strategies that allow us to accurately measure progress.

  • 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
 

2010-2013 Strategic Plan

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Our 2010-2013 strategic plan developed focus areas and guidelines that are currently in place in our program management, research projects, and outreach initiatives.

  • Focus Area 1: Resilient Ecosystem Processes and Responses
  • Focus Area 2: Sustainable Natural Resources of Coastal Maryland
  • Focus Area 3: Viable Coastal Communities and Economies
  • Focus Area 4: Understanding the Regional Effects of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise and their Impacts on Coastal Communities and Economies