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.

Our Strategy

  • 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.

Our Vision

Citizens who use a science-based understanding of the environment to address issues concerning Lake Superior and Minnesota's aquatic resources and associated economies.

Our Mission

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.

Our Impacts and Accomplishments

The impacts and accomplishments Minnesota Sea Grant reports to the National Sea Grant Office are accessible within a searchable database (2010-present). For more detailed information, contact Minnesota Sea Grant's director.

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 (NOAAOffice of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research) and the University of Minnesota. The program participates in many partnerships on local, regional, and national levels.

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