Research & Program Development Projects

Maine Sea Grant supports scientific research that addresses issues of importance to Maine's coastal communities. Proposals are requested through a biennial research competition (next RFP is in 2019). We also provide project development funds for seed or pilot projects throughout the year. See the Funding page for more information.

Current Research Projects

DV-16-26 Assessing possible mercury contamination in juvenile river herring in the Penobscot Estuary
DV-16-24 Engaging shellfish stakeholders in assessing ribbon worm damage and identifying solutions
DV-16-22 Student shellfish aquaculture and ecological monitoring initiative
E-16 Arctic surf clam: A new candidate species to diversify and advance sustainable domestic aquaculture in Maine and the Northeast U.S.
DV-16-09 Downeast Whale Watch Training Program
DV-16-14 International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy Symposium
DV-16-11 Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival
DV-16-04 The 45th Benthic Ecology Meeting
DV-16-01 Sea-level rise adaptation in New England marshes
DV-16-08 Training for Observation and Research of Coastal Habitats
E-14-EA-2 Aquaculture site prospecting: Developing remote sensing capabilities for the aquaculture community of Maine
DV-16-13 Assessing the ecological and economic impacts of Chondrus crispus: the rise of Maine's new foundation species
DV-16-12 Impact of claw removal on Jonah crab survival
DV-15-12 Linking ocean acidification factors to the development of American lobster
DV-15-04 The range, prevalence, and abundance of codworm in the Gulf of Maine
R-16-05 Lost to the sea: ancient coastal heritage
R-16-04 Improving assessment of critical habitat for Atlantic salmon in a rapidly changing climate
R-16-02 Deepwater lobster settlement across thermal gradients in the Gulf of Maine
Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium
DV-15-10 Building knowledge to benefit Maine’s working waterfronts: scallop aquaculture