About Minnesota Sea Grant
With nearly 12,000 lakes and a coast on the world's largest body of fresh water, Minnesota possesses a bounty of aquatic and coastal resources. Through scientific research and public education programs, Minnesota Sea Grant works to enhance Minnesota’s coastal environment and economy.
- Convey the needs of communities, industries, and management agencies to university scientists
- Promote the best and most current science regarding Lake Superior and inland lakes to resource users, managers, and policy-makers
Read more on the Minnesota Sea Grant Approach.
Citizens who use a science-based understanding of the environment to address issues concerning Lake Superior and Minnesota's aquatic resources and associated economies.
To facilitate interaction among the public and scientists to enhance communities, the environment and economies along Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters by identifying information needs, fostering research, and communicating results.
Sea Grant Network
Minnesota Sea Grant is an award-winning program with a long history of achievements. It is part of a network linked by the National Sea Grant Program, which supports 33 similar programs in coastal states throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. It receives funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA – Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research) and the University of Minnesota. The program participates in many partnerships on local, regional, and national levels.