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The National Sea Grant College Program is a network of United States colleges and universities involved in scientific research, education, training, and extension projects geared toward the conservation and practical use of the coasts, Great Lakes, and other marine areas. The program is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

There are 30 members institutions, called sea grant colleges, many but not all of which are located along the coast. The program was instituted in 1966 when Congress passed the National Sea Grant College Program Act.

Sea grant colleges are not to be confused with land-grant colleges (a program instituted in 1862), space-grant colleges (instituted in 1988) or sun-grant colleges (instituted in 2003).


Participating institutions

A map showing the locations of and links to the institutions involved with the program is available from the NOAA here.


Pacific Region

Southeastern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

Northeast Region

Great Lakes Region

See also


  1. ^ UC Sea Grant Extension Program (accessed Dec. 31, 2008)
  2. ^

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