The National Sea Grant College Program, created in 1966, is dedicated to increasing the understanding of the marine environment and promoting the sustainable use and development of marine resources for public benefit. Sea Grant supports research, advisory, and educational activities consistent with these goals.
The Sea Grant network has grown to encompass more than 200 universities and other marine organizations that work within a core of 33 Sea Grant colleges and institutions. Sea Grant is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Northeast Sea Grant region includes programs in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.