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-12-11 Downeast Smelt Fry
DV-12-13 Feasibility of genetic fingerprinting to determine scallop lineage
DV-12-14 Determining habitat use by juvenile blueback herring using natural tags
DV-12-15 Science and technology feature in The Working Waterfront (Fathoming Year 3)
DV-12-12 National Summit on Community-Supported Fisheries
DV-12-16 Sea gulls as potential bioindicators of ecosystem health in the Gulf of Maine
DV-12-17 Microplastics pollution monitoring project
R-12-09 Social and economic impact assessment of catch share management in the Northeast multispecies fishery
R-12-10 The governance role of local authorities in marine spatial planning: a legal assessment of prospects and problems
DV-12-02 DeepCwind Consortium's Windstorm Challenge
A-12-04 The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem: A US-Canada Science Symposium
R-12-11 Climate change adaptation and ecosystem service resilience in Northeast coastal communities
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-11-13 Molecular genetics and habitat characterization of juvenile cod in Frenchman Bay
DV-11-12 Improving spatial resolution of marine mammal behavioral observation data at Mount Desert Rock