MIT Sea Grant brings together public agencies and stakeholders in an effective adaptation and management planning process. We inform communities, the aquaculture industry, and state, federal and local management authorities regarding impacts to local communities, coastal resources, and economies.
Coastal development and increased coastal erosion has brought runoff, sedimentation, nutrients, contaminants, and degradation of habitats. We apply cutting-edge technology and research in the areas of coastal hazards, hurricane forecasting, energy, climate change, ocean acidification, stormwater management, and tourism.
MIT Sea Grant is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recognizes partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
We equip coastal communities and constituents to plan, adapt, and recover by linking conservation, culture, and commerce.
MIT Sea Grant has a long history of investing in research that leads to marine technology industry growth.
LANTOS TECHNOLOGY | Over 10 years ago, we funded research in the development of an ocean sensor that evolved into a company worth over $75M.
CAPE ANN FRESH CATCH | We provided early core support for this direct market seafood company, now the largest US community-supported fishery.
BLUEFIN ROBOTICS | This ocean technology company with 200+ employees was founded by a group of engineers from our AUV Lab.