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.

All Research Projects

DV-04-007 Defining the Maine Piece of the New England Invasive Species Jigsaw Puzzle: Field Site Selection Using Critical Invertebrate Areas as Sampling Locations
DV-04-011 A Survey of Waterfront Access Points in Cobscook Bay
DV-04-012 Comparitive Study on the Underwater Maneuverability of Gray and Humpback Whales: Using Electronic Tags to Understand Whale Behavior and Ecology
DV-04-017 Maine Intertidal Zone Investigation (MITZI)
DV-05-001 Assembling the History of a Marine Invasive Species in Maine: Water Temperature as a Predictor of Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Outbreaks from 1956-2005
DV-05-002 Diet, Nest, Attendance and Foraging Areas of Arctic and Common Terns Breeding on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge
DV-05-004 Investigating the Efficacy of Lobster Nurseries for Stock Assessment
DV-05-007 Ecosystem Modeling of a Macrotidal Estuary
DV-05-008 Assessing the Potential for Successful Culture of the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus, in Maine
DV-05-009 Metalliferous Plants of the Callahan Mine: Plant Diversity, Heavy Metal Tolerance, and Potential for Phytoremediation
DV-05-011 Microbial Fuel Cells to Accelerate Biodegredation under Anaerobic Conditions: A Low-maintenance, Environmentally Friendly Approach to Sediment Bioremediation
DV-05-014 Sears Island Planning: Economic Analysis of an Education, Recreation, and Ecotourism Future
DV-05-016 Mapping Maine's Working Waterfront
MOSAC-02-01 Spatial Dynamics of the Lobster Fishery and Oil Spills in the Gulf of Maine, a Risk Analysis of Oil Spills on the Lobster Fishery
MOSAC-02-02 Ecological Functions of Fringing Salt Marshes Susceptible to Oil Spills in Casco Bay
MOSAC-03-01 Measuring the Economic Damages from Oil Spills to Maine's Marine Economy
MOSAC-03-02 Three-dimensional Modeling of Cobscook Bay
DV-06-002 Enhancing Capacity for Economic Research on Marine Industries of Eastern Maine
DV-06-003 A Pilot Study to Determine the Use of Three Tools to Monitor Toxicity in Bloom Dynamics in Harpswell, Maine
DV-06-004 Monitoring the Abundance and Distribution of the Invasive Asian Shore Crab, Hemigraspus sanguineus, on the Schoodic Peninsula and its Effects on Intertidal Crab and Bivalve Populations