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During the 2014-2016 funding cycle, the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program is supporting 11 concurrent research projects fitting into the following theme areas:

  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Resilient Communities and Economies
  • Environmental Literacy and Workplace Development

Many of these projects address local and regional needs, while others have national or even global implications.

In addition to research, Woods Hole Sea Grant supports a marine extension program and an outreach and education program. During the 2014-2016 biennium, the program is supporting additional research efforts funded under peer-reviewed regional and national competitions. Major by-products of these projects include publications, workshops, and lectures. Since 1971, programmatic support has resulted in over 800 publications, including journal articles, theses, books, maps, fact sheets, pamphlets, posters, newsletters, and web-based products.

Research and outreach efforts involve the following academic institutions, as well as private industry:

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Boston University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bridgewater State College
  • University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
  • Roger Williams University
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Roskilde University (Denmark)
  • University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Northeast Massachusetts Aquaculture Center
  • Southeast Massachusetts Aquaculture Center
  • Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group

as well as numerous federal, state, and local agencies and partners, and private individuals.

Last updated: June 24, 2014

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