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Delaware Sea Grant will undergo a program review June 17-18

May 5, 2015-- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct an evaluation of the Delaware Sea Grant College Program June 17-18, 2015. The review will be led by a Site Review Team (SRT) convened by the director of the National Sea Grant College Program.

The SRT will visit Delaware to review and discuss the program’s management and organization, stakeholder engagement and collaborative network activities.

Individuals and organizations wishing to offer comments to the review team on these aspects of the program are invited to submit written statements no later than one week before the site visit date. Comments should be emailed to the National Sea Grant College Program at by June 10.

Following the site visit, the review team will provide a report to National Sea Grant, the University of Delaware and DESG. The review is part of a larger effort by National Sea Grant to foster increased cooperation among the 33 Sea Grant Programs nationwide and to understand how local and regional programs and priorities relate to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) national needs and priorities. The site review, in combination with periodic reporting to National Sea Grant, will provide the basis for DESG’s rating for Sea Grant Standards of Excellence.

The University of Delaware was designated as the nation’s ninth Sea Grant College in 1976 to promote the wise use, conservation and management of marine and coastal resources through high-quality research, education and outreach activities that serve the public and the environment. UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment administers the program, which conducts research in priority areas ranging from aquaculture to coastal hazards.

For more information about the Delaware Grant site review, please contact James Falk, Acting Director, Delaware Sea Grant, at 302-645-4235,, or visit


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