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Sea Grant Focus Area: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Science and policy research and outreach in support of ecosystem sustainability. Emphasis is on ecosystem processes and relationships between coastal stressors and long-term human and ecosystem health and on programs that provide lifelong opportunities to enhance understanding and promote stewardship. Specific areas of interest to Delaware Sea Grant include:

  • Improving ecosystem services by enhancing health, diversity and abundance of fish, wildlife and plants.
  • Regional coastal observation systems that will advance our capability to make predictions about human impacts and environmental changes on coastal resources.
  • New technologies, methods, and policies to address water quality degradation.
  • Supporting ecosystem-based approaches to manage land, water and living resources.
  • Restoring, protecting, and enhancing ecosystems and their habitats.

Details of the research projects funded by Delaware Sea Grant for the 2016–2018 period are listed below. For additional information, please also see our latest annual report.

Visit our research project archive to see previously funded projects.

The work of Delaware Sea Grant scientists supports the management of our valuable coastal and marine resources.
Page Updated on March 5, 2018