UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant provides research, education, training and science-based outreach to assist Georgia in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal and marine environments. By advancing research, education and training, and outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant promotes the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and prepares citizens to become good stewards of coastal ecosystems and watershed resources.
Our mission is to support research, education and training, and outreach activities that promote the environmental and economic health in coastal Georgia by helping improve public resource policy, encouraging far-sighted economic and fisheries decisions, anticipating vulnerabilities to change and preparing citizens to be wise stewards of the coastal environment.
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is part of a national network of 34 Sea Grant programs, that serve as a core of a dynamic university-based network of over 300 institutions involving more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, educators, students and outreach experts. The network engages with academia and a wide variety of partners to address issues related to the coasts, oceans and marine resources.