The University of Maine is a designated Sea Grant College. Since 1971, Sea Grant has been supporting marine science for Maine people (learn more about our history). We are one of 34 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.

We 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 advisory committee helps identify stakeholder needs and ensures that our work is relevant to the people of Maine.

We 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.

We develop tomorrow’s marine workforce through formal and informal education programs, fellowships and scholarships.

We at Maine Sea Grant would like to publicly reaffirm our commitment to programming and outreach that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, as framed by the National Sea Grant Network vision, Reaching Outward and Looking Inward. As a network, we have committed to work as a catalyst of conversation. Maine Sea Grant has a concerted effort underway to integrate education and awareness of racism and social justice into our team’s approach and activities at all levels. We are committed to converting our learning into change, through work with our many partners and communities toward a shared goal of ending systemic racism.

Bronze plaque of the Sea Grant program