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

MOSAC-03-03 A Field Study of Circulation Patterns in Cobscook Bay
MOSAC-04-01 Observations of Tidal, Subtidal, and Seasonal Variability in Casco Bay Circulation
MOSAC-05-01 Assessment of Nursery Habitats Within Casco Bay
R-04-01 An Agent-based Model of the Maine Lobster Industry
DV-08-011 A drift card study of Saco Bay: validation of a numerical model
DV-08-012 Enhancing the survival of seeded early juvenile green sea urchin
DV-08-013 Nor'easter Bowl 2009
DV-08-014 Accelerating use of seafloor maps to manage the impacts of invasive species and fishery closures
DV-08-015 CC^21
DV-08-016 Technology transfer of the dual grate system to the Northern shrimp fishery
DV-08-017 Effects of climate change and grass communities on trophic transfer of metals
MOSAC-08-02 Shore-based photogrammetry of surface oceanography for oil spill mitigation
MOSAC-08-01 Intertidal, soft-bottom macrofauna within and around Cobscook Bay, ME
R-04-03 Population structure of sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) in two coastal embayments in Maine
R-04-05 Wave predictions for coastal Gulf of Maine
R-08-05 Developing Genetic Fingerprinting Techniques in Lobster Seeding Trials
R-08-04 Modeling ecosystem dynamics for American lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Gulf of Maine
R-08-03 Safety and Compliance in the Maine Commercial Fishing Industry
R-08-02 The benefits and risks of increased spatial resolution in management of New England groundfish stocks
R-06-01 Effect of bloodworm harvesting on tidal flat fauna and ecosystem function