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.

All Research Projects

DV-15-11 Lobstering & the Maine Coast at the Maine Maritime Museum
DV-15-13 Evaluating the impacts of climate change on suitable habitat and reproduction of northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine
DV-15-16 Comparative Genetics of Soft-Shell Clams in Penobscot Bay & the Gulf of Maine
New England Sustainability Consortium
DV-14-09 Maine Seaweed Festival
DV-14-05 Assessing the diversity, distribution, and abundance of new shrimp invasions in the Northeast United States
DV-14-18 Representing Maine at the International Harmful Algal Bloom Conference
DV-14-17 Testing diets for American eel aquaculture
DV-14-16 Establishing educational kelp aquaculture at UMaine Machias and the Downeast Institute
DV-14-15 Port Clyde Fisheries Project
DV-14-14 Maine Coastal Observing Alliance regional monitoring pilot project
DV-14-13 Climate Solutions Mapping Project
DV-14-12 Spatial dimensions of Maine sea scallop reproduction: presentation at the International Pectinid Workshop
DV-14-10 Public shoreline access in Maine: evolving laws and lessons
DV-14-07 Student presentations at American Fisheries Society meeting
DV-14-06 Whole-animal and molecular responses of blue mussels exposed to municipal effluent: application of a bioenergetics framework
R-12-12 From capture to culture: adding value to the sea urchin fishery with aquaculture
R-12-13 The role of wild and farmed fish in modulating the infectious pressure of the sea louse
R-12-14 Aquaculture in Shared Waters
R-12-08 Coastal infrastructure resilience in a changing climate