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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.

  • Aaron Horine
    Coastal and Port Engineer
    Coast & Harbor Engineering, a division of Hatch Mott MacDonald

    In a typical month, I develop designs for a variety of coastal projects such as shore protection, dredging, habitat restoration and waterfront design for port infrastructure. 

  • 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.

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