Strategic Plan

Maine’s coastal communities that continue to depend on natural resources face demographic, economic, political, and environmental changes that create conflict, increase demand on the coastal environment, and have the potential to erode Maine’s unique natural and cultural heritage. Maine Sea Grant envisions a future in which Maine’s coast is resilient to challenges and changes—resilient communities continually gather the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources (human and physical) to plan for, cope with, and thrive in the face of both predicted and unexpected change.

Our current strategic plan reflects input collected in several phases in 2012 and 2013 from stakeholders and the Maine Sea Grant Policy Advisory Committee, and it is in alignment with the 2014-2017 National Sea Grant College Program Strategic Plan. Download PDF version.

Our new strategic plan, for 2018 through 2021, is available here.