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North Carolina Sea Grant supports science-based research that is relevant to our state’s coast. These projects bring issues that are critical to maintaining the health of our coastal resources to the forefront of public policy, economic and land-use planning and other natural resource initiatives.

We also manage various other research programs, many of which are special projects initiated by partners, such as the National Sea Grant College Program. We work with scientists, educators, students and commercial businesses to explore our coast and find ways to enhance its natural habitat, to protect its resources and to improve the quality of life.