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 2017). We also provide project development funds for seed or pilot projects throughout the year. See the Funding page for more information.

Project Name
R-NERR14-2 A Comparative Assessment of Approaches to Employing Public Funding to Vulnerable Coastal Properties (Regional Project)
R-NERR14-1 Coastal Hazards and Northeast Housing Values (Regional Project)
R-14-03 Coastal Flooding and Erosion from Severe Storms in a Changing Climate
R-14-02 Evaluating Performance of Stock Assessment Models for Northern Shrimp and Atlantic Herring
R-14-01 Supporting Sea Vegetable Aquaculture in Maine
R-12-14 Aquaculture in Shared Waters
R-12-13 The role of wild and farmed fish in modulating the infectious pressure of the sea louse
R-12-12 From capture to culture: adding value to the sea urchin fishery with aquaculture
R-12-11 Climate change adaptation and ecosystem service resilience in Northeast coastal communities
R-12-10 The governance role of local authorities in marine spatial planning: a legal assessment of prospects and problems
R-12-09 Social and economic impact assessment of catch share management in the Northeast multispecies fishery
R-12-08 Coastal infrastructure resilience in a changing climate
R-12-07 Decision support for the economic analysis of trade-offs in coastal and marine spatial planning for the US Northeast
R-12-05 The Seafood Links Project: Promoting sustainable seafood in Maine’s inland areas
R-12-04 Fish distribution in relation to tidal hydropower in Downeast Maine
R-12-03 Maximizing the utility and impact of the American Lobster Settlement Index database
R-12-02 General circulation and exchange between isolated regions in Casco Bay
R-12-01 Spatial and temporal variation in the growth of the soft-shell clam along the coast of Maine
DV-14-02 Metal Accumulation by Seaweeds at the Callahan Mine Superfund Site
DV-14-01 Gulls in Two Worlds: The Rise and Fall of Gull Populations in the North Atlantic