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 2017). We also provide project development funds for seed or pilot projects throughout the year. See the Funding page for more information.

All Research Projects

R-12-10 The governance role of local authorities in marine spatial planning: a legal assessment of prospects and problems
DV-12-02 DeepCwind Consortium's Windstorm Challenge
A-12-04 The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem: A US-Canada Science Symposium
R-12-11 Climate change adaptation and ecosystem service resilience in Northeast coastal communities
R-12-07 Decision support for the economic analysis of trade-offs in coastal and marine spatial planning for the US Northeast
R-12-05 The Seafood Links Project: Promoting sustainable seafood in Maine’s inland areas
R-12-04 Fish distribution in relation to tidal hydropower in Downeast Maine
R-12-03 Maximizing the utility and impact of the American Lobster Settlement Index database
R-12-02 General circulation and exchange between isolated regions in Casco Bay
R-12-01 Spatial and temporal variation in the growth of the soft-shell clam along the coast of Maine
DV-11-13 Molecular genetics and habitat characterization of juvenile cod in Frenchman Bay
DV-11-12 Improving spatial resolution of marine mammal behavioral observation data at Mount Desert Rock
DV-11-11 Coastal States Organization Annual Meeting
DV-11-10 Ensuring the safety of Maine's edible seaweeds
DV-10-14 Energy Efficiency Improvement in Maine Fisheries
DV-10-12 Stinson Sardine Cannery Documentary
DV-11-08 International Pectinid Workshop
DV-11-07 Biodegradable transplant grids for efficient eelgrass restoration
DV-11-06 Mitigating invasive ascidian impacts on Maine's shellfish aquaculture industry
DV-11-05 Science and technology feature in The Working Waterfront newspaper