The Delaware Sea Grant College Program conducts research, education, and outreach projects to help people from all walks of life wisely use, manage, and conserve Delaware's ocean and coastal resources. The program is a partnership involving the National Sea Grant College Program in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce; the State of Delaware; and the University of Delaware. Delaware Sea Grant manages its operations according to strategic plans that are updated in four-year cycles. A plan for 2018-2021 is currently undergoing development and approval. During the 2018-2021 time period Delaware Sea Grant will address:

For additional information, please see our latest annual report.

In compliance with NOAA Data and Publication Sharing Directive for NOAA Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts v3.0 all environmental data collected through Sea Grant supported projects must be made publicly accessible, in a timely fashion, typically within 2 years of the end of the award. Anyone interested in obtaining data resulting from a Sea Grant award is encouraged to contact the lead researcher directly. Inquiries may also be directed to Research Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Merrill (

Delaware Sea Grant research projects help to maintain a healthy environment and ensure that society continues to benefit from the coast.


Page Updated on March 27, 2017