Welcome to the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine


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.


Image of fishing boats in PortlandWe 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.


researchers with sampling equipment in salt marshWe 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.



crowd of students examining fishing netWe develop tomorrow’s marine workforce through formal and informal education programs, fellowships and scholarships.