and community development considerations are key elements of most
Louisiana Sea Grant research projects. Often, Sea Grant provides
"seed" money for innovative projects that later, with
additional support from industry or other research agencies, results
in solutions to critical problems or provides important economic
benefits through new or enhanced products, processes, or services.
Most projects are funded for two years.
projects address four issues identified as especially pertinent
to state, regional, and national needs: healthy coastal ecosystems,
sustainable coastal development, safe and sustainable seafood
supply and hazard resilience in coastal communities.
development projects address issues such as environmental
crises and allow scientists to pursue unanticipated research discoveries
or expand an existing project beyond Sea Grant’s normal
two-year fiscal cycle for research.
research initiatives, scientists throughout the Sea Grant
network address coastal and marine priorities of national economic
and ecological significance. Frequently, researchers from several
institutions and disciplines collaborate on one project, leveraging
Sea Grant resources — both financial and scientific.
on funding for research projects, visit the requests
for proposals section.