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A Message from the Director

Image: www.shutdownstem.com   On behalf of all our staff at the MIT Sea Grant Program, I would like to state our deeply held conviction that Black Lives Matter. Although we are a small unit, we believe that we can make a contribution…
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Qingmei (May) Wu wins the Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research

Photo: May Wu looks inside of a remotely operated boat with "The Father of Side Scan Sonar" Marty Klein. MIT Sea Grant announces the winner of the 2020 Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research. This year’s award goes…
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MIT Team Wins Explorer Prize in the Ocean Observing Prize's DISCOVER Competition from US DOE and NOAA

MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Fadel Adib and his team from the Signal Kinetics Research Group at the MIT Media Lab spent long hours testing their novel designs in the MIT Sea Grant experimental tanks…
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MIT Sea Grant announces five newly funded projects propelling innovation in the aquaculture industry

MIT Sea Grant provides competitive funding opportunities for Massachusetts university-based research scientists who seek to address marine issues in ways that benefit the Commonwealth. The FY2020 call for proposals focused on innovations in…
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Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report and Management Plan Review

Since 1992, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary has protected a complex, biologically diverse region within the Gulf of Maine that supports many human communities. The 842-square-mile sanctuary encompasses important feeding grounds…
An aerial shot of a blue-green Massachusetts Bay and Castle Island with many boats and a couple of tall ships
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MIT Sea Grant FY2021 RFP Now Open

>> Read the full announcement MIT Sea Grant provides competitive funding opportunities for Massachusetts university-based research scientists who seek to address marine issues in ways that benefit the Commonwealth. In 2021, MIT…
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Volunteer River Herring Monitoring: Charles River (April 1 - June 1, 2020)

MIT Sea Grant in collaboration with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will be coordinating a volunteer group to conduct river herring monitoring on the Charles River this year. The Monitoring period will be April…
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2020 Funding Opportunity: Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry

Photo: Christopher Katalinas/Sea Grant Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics…
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Sea Grant American Lobster Research Program Funding Opportunity

Photo: Mike Ross | UNH Photographic Services NOTE: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 21, 2020! The American Lobster Research Program is part of Sea Grant's American Lobster Initiative and is a competition run by NOAA's National Sea…