Research & Program Development Projects

Maine Sea Grant supports scientific research that addresses issues of importance to Maine's coastal communities. Proposals are requested through a biennial research competition (next RFP is in 2019). We also provide project development funds for seed or pilot projects throughout the year. See the Funding page for more information.

Current Research Projects

DV-18-13 Determining causes of replicate variability in levels of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Eastern oysters in order to improve the efficacy of a cold water pathogen reduction process
DV-18-12 Data compilation, analysis and visualization training for citizen scientists
DV-18-11 Selection in response to short-term temperature stress in early larval lobster stages
DV-18-10 Investigating Maine's changing water cycle through a cultural lens
DV-18-08 Building a Maine Midden Minders Network for statewide citizen science
DV-18-07 How can the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program access fish from the Portland Fish Exchange?
DV-18-02 Bagaduce Estuary fish population surveys
DV-18-01 Compared growth and physiology of American lobster and green crab under elevated temperature
R-18-05 From paleoceanography to policy: Applying historical coastal pH baselines from long-lived shells and skeletons to contemporary shellfish aquaculture
R-18-04 Understanding climate impacts on the Maine coastal fish and invertebrate community through synthesis of the Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl
R-18-03 The return of Maine’s kelp forests: patterns, drivers, and implications for industry
R-18-02 Reconciling multiple stakeholders in rockweed habitats: Science to help achieve the intersecting goals of a fishery and coastal wildlife
E-17-02 Large-scale culture methods for blue mussel seed production in Maine and the Northeast: experimental laboratory & field trials
E-17-01 Sustainable post-harvest processing and value-addition of cultured seaweed
DV-17-22 Bagaduce Watershed Monitoring
DV-17-21 Midcoast Maine Water Quality for Our Communities
DV-17-20 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Annual Meeting
DV-17-17 Transmission dynamics of green crab parasites on the Maine coast
DV-17-16 Measuring concentrations of brominated flame retardants in microplastic from Penobscot Bay
DV-17-13 Engaging partners to build an ecosystem-level understanding of Cobscook Bay and Western Passage