RESCUES Manual Launch at Gloucester Coast Guard Station

MIT Sea Grant's anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber released a new manual to assist fishing communities in preparing for and reacting to crisis. 

Research Highlights
Newly Funded Ocean Acidification Research

MIT Sea Grant has selected three research projects that focus on understanding the impacts of ocean acidification from our annual request for proposals. The projects will collectively receive approximately $600,000 in federal funding over a two year period.

Green Eelgrass, Blue Carbon

MIT Sea Grant worked with MassBays and the EPA to study carbon storage in eelgrass beds along the coast of Massachusetts. They found that local eelgrass beds may help slow climate change by soaking up carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in sediments for decades.

Education and Outreach
MIT Knauss Alumni: Where Are they Now?

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship has launched many illustrious careers over the years. Find out how the fellowship shaped the careers of MIT Sea Grant's alumni. 

Making Sure Fishing Communities are Heard

MIT Sea Grant is celebrating Sea Grant's 50th Anniversary with a look back at the work of our anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber.

Helping Wellfleet Harbor Shellfish Industry Plan for Climate Change

MIT Sea Grant web developer Ben Bray helped make important climate change data more available by creating a website where people can access the findings from Dr.  Seth Tuler's research on Wellfleet Harbor .

Congratulate the Blue Lobster Bowl Champions

MIT Sea Grant, Woods Hole Sea Grant and The National Ocean Science Bowl sponsored the 19th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl on March 5th, 2016. This year's tournament was a huge success with 20 teams from 12 Massachusetts high schools competing.

The Sea Grant Network celebrates 50 years

Starting in March Sea Grant will celebrate its 50th anniversary. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed The National Sea Grant College Program Act, and today, that program reaches every coastal and Great Lakes state, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam. The MIT Sea Grant College Program is celebrating 40 years after becoming the first Sea Grant College Program based at a private college in 1976.

Meet MIT Sea Grant Staff
New Research Education Specialist Tom Consi 

MIT Sea Grant is excited to announce our new Research Education Specialist, Dr. Tom Consi. Tom isn't actually new to Sea Grant, he worked in our MIT Sea Grant AUV lab back in the '90's. Tom has big plans for our education department and we're excited to see what's next!

Meet Research Engineer Michael Sacarny 

Mike has been working as a research engineer at MIT Sea Grant's AUV lab since 2013. He is passionate about boating and boating safety and recently Mike received the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Nat and Deloris Brady Award for Public Education. 

From our Partners
Rogue Wave Ahead

From MIT News. New prediction tool gives 2-3 minute warning of incoming rogue waves.

Whales dine with their own kind

From MIT News. Mapping whale calls, researchers find the predators feed in species-specific hotspots.
Charting the Charles River

From the Charles River Boating Association. Using volunteers to chart parts of the Charles River that haven't been mapped in years.  

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