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Mapping Sea Grant in Minnesota

A map's ability to communicate information is so practical that The New York Times employs an entire map department and several more cartographers in their graphics department. Though Minnesota Sea Grant doesn't have a cartographer, it does have Program Analyst Dee Angradi and Information Designer Chris Benson. They occasionally make maps and two of their latest illustrate Sea Grant's expansive reach in Minnesota.

Graphic: Tangible Action in Minnesota

Tangible action in Minnesota. 10/2016-10/2017

Tangible Action in Minnesota: Delineated by congressional district, this map shows where Sea Grant staff or materials engaged Minnesotans from October 2016 to October 2017. Minnesota Sea Grant's nine extension educators and a handful of summer interns can reach over 31,600 individuals and 80 communities annually with products and services by:

  • Conducting stormwater workshops
  • Engaging educators and K-12 students

  • Sharing information about aquatic invasive species at community events

  • Consulting with local leaders on water-related challenges

  • Facilitating discussions about aquatic issues

  • Training communities and businesses to adapt to a changing climate

Graphic: Minnesotans Visiting the Website

Minnesotans Visiting the Website. 2017

Minnesotans Visiting the Website: This map clarifies how Minnesota Sea Grant's website, seagrant.umn.edu, serves the people of Minnesota. Of more than 338,000 sessions in 2017, 73 percent originated in the United States and Minnesotans dominated the traffic (47,400 sessions, 14 percent of total). Minnesotans tend to come to the website for information on Lake Superior fish species and facts, parasites of freshwater fish and aquatic invasive species. Worldwide, from Argentina to Russia, hypothermia continues to be Minnesota Sea Grant's most popular website subject based on almost a half-million page views.

Be part of the Minnesota Sea Grant maps! Visit seagrant.umn.edu or contact the program (seagr@d.umn.edu; 218-726-8106) to explore ways Minnesota Sea Grant's science-based services and products might help you or your community. Tune into our biweekly podcast, The Sea Grant Files, which is in its seventh season. You can also find Minnesota Sea Grant on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


By Sharon Moen
January 2018

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