The University of Maine is a designated Sea Grant College. We are one of 33 NOAA Sea Grant programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. The network is a powerful resource for sharing information and solving problems.  Learn more about our network activities.

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We are focused on Maine’s coastal communities. In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of our Marine Extension Team work on issues of concern to Maine's coastal communities. A 25-member policy advisory committee helps identify stakeholder needs and ensures that our work is relevant to the people of Maine.

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We sponsor scientific research that matters to those who depend on Maine's coastal and marine resources. Learn more about current research projects and funding opportunities.

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We develop tomorrow’s marine workforce through formal and informal education programs, fellowships and scholarships.