The Sea Grant Association (SGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the Sea Grant program concept. The SGA's regular members are the academic institutions that participate in the National Sea Grant College Program. SGA provides the mechanism for these institutions to coordinate their activities, to set program priorities at both the regional and national level, and to provide a unified voice for these institutions on issues of importance to the oceans and coasts. The SGA advocates for greater understanding, use, and conservation of marine, coastal and Great Lakes resources.
Sea Grant Extension specialists such as Oregon’s Amanda Gladics connect fishermen with research that addresses their needs. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Virginia Tech's Seafood Extension Center and Virginia Sea Grant shared a booth space at Hampton Bay Days. These youngsters stop for a picture. Photo by Kim Warner, Virginia Sea Grant.
Wisconsin Sea Grant helped develop a real-time wave observation system for the mainland sea caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior to protect kayakers from dangerous conditions. Photo by Richard Betz.