Our mission is to support the responsible use and conservation of coastal and marine resources in order to create thriving coastal communities and ecosystems.
The University of Maine is a designated Sea Grant College. Since 1971, Sea Grant has been supporting marine science for Maine people (learn more about our history). We are one of 33 NOAA Sea Grant programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. The network is a powerful resource for sharing information and solving problems. Learn more about our network activities.
We are focused on Maine’s coastal communities. In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of our Marine Extension Team work on issues of concern to Maine's coastal communities. A 25-member policy advisory committee helps identify stakeholder needs and ensures that our work is relevant to the people of Maine.