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Maine Sea Grant College Program

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Orono, ME

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Maine’s coastal communities were founded on natural resources, from fish and shellfish to stone, salt, and wood. Many communities continue to depend on marine resources, and some are experiencing demographic, economic, political, and environmental changes that create conflict and have the potential to erode Maine’s unique natural and cultural heritage. Maine Sea Grant envisions a future in which Maine’s coastal communities are resilient to challenges and changes—resilient communities continually gather the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources (human and physical) to plan for, cope with, and thrive in the face of both predicted and unexpected change.

The University of Maine is the designated Sea Grant College for the State of Maine. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of Maine, Maine Sea Grant is part of a network of programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. Maine Sea Grant supports marine and coastal scientific research, education, and outreach. In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of the Marine Extension Team focus on issues of concern to Maine’s coastal communities.


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