Louisiana Sea Grant
is a part of the National Sea Grant College Program, a federal-state
cooperative and university-based initiative that focuses on research,
outreach and education related to marine and coastal issues. There
are 32 programs located in the coastal and Great Lakes states
and Puerto Rico. Sea Grant programs work individually and in partnership
to address major marine and coastal challenges.
In 1966, Congress
established the National Sea Grant College Program, now administered
by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The term
“Sea Grant” was selected to underscore the similarity
between this new program, focused on national coastal and marine
resources, and the Land Grant program created more than a century
earlier to develop agricultural resources. For information on
the National Sea Grant Program, visit www.seagrant.noaa.gov.
establishment in 1968, the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal
resources through a combination of research, education and outreach
projects critical to the cultural, economic and environmental
health of Louisiana’s coastal zone. For information about
Louisiana Sea Grant, visit www.laseagrant.org.
Grant Law & Policy Program
The Sea Grant
Law & Policy Program, one of only six legal programs, is
part of the law and policy component of the Louisiana Sea Grant
College Program. The SGLPP provides unbiased research, education
and outreach on marine and coastal law issues to its constituents.
It provides research to state and federal agencies, local governments,
universities and the general public. While its work focuses on
the State of Louisiana, it also has regional and national application.
Browse the other sections of the Web site for more information
about the SGLPP, the staff and its products.