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Sea Grant, a component of NOAA, is a network of 33 state-based programs that promotes environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and the responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.

  • Wallace M. Mosher
    Civil Engineer and Diver
    Collins Engineers, Inc.

    The best part of my job is developing creative solutions to ongoing infrastructure issues and providing significant, measureable benefits to our society.

  • Peter Edwards
    Economist and Social Science Coordinator
    Coral Reef Conservation Program (NOAA)

    In recent years, my primary driver has been the need to improve the link between biological and ecological sciences and the human dimension -- that is, social science, the science and policy link.

  • Anna Switzer
    Outdoor and Experiential Educator
    National Geographic Society

    The consistent goal I have had throughout my career is doing things I believe will make a difference for people and for the environment.

  • George I. Matsumoto
    Biological Oceanographer/ Educator
    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

    It all started long ago when my parents signed me up for a weekend trip to Anacapa Island (one of the California Channel Islands) with a fledgling organization called Guided Discoveries.

  • Shannon Atkinson
    Marine Biologist
    University of Alaska, Fairbanks

    I love working with animals and understanding how and why nature works the way it does. I feel in touch with the world around me and enjoy watching animals in a natural setting and trying to figure out why they do what they do.


  • Coastal and Port Engineer profile added to Ocean Engineering
    Read about Aaron Horine's work on a range of coastal projects.
  • Marine Careers Interest Quiz launched 
    Take our new marine careers interest quiz to find out which marine science field might be the best match for you.
  • New career field added
    Social & Policy Science has been added to the site due to the increasing recognition of their importance to coastal and resource management. Check it out!
  • Why consider a career in marine science?
    Take a look at this CareerGirls video to find out how cool marine science is.

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