Education

Texas Sea Grant provides science-based information about Texas coastal and marine resources. Our extension agents and specialists provide informal science education to students, educators and the general public through seminars, workshops, publications and the Floating Classroom Program.

Texas Sea Grant also coordinates the National Ocean Sciences Bowl regional competitions for high school students in Texas.  These competitions increase the visibility and public understanding of our coastal and marine environments and promote the national investment in ocean-related research. 

Outreach

Texas Sea Grant’s extension agents and specialists live in coastal communities where they educate, engage and inspire the public in relevant issues related to environmental quality, hazard resiliency, marine fisheries, seafood quality, marketing and economics, coastal community development, marine policy, marine education and aquaculture. For information about our outreach efforts, please visit our program pages.

Research

Texas Sea Grant supports marine- and coastal-related research at universities across the state through a competitive grant program.  It also supports regional research in collaboration with the other Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs. 

Research supported provides information of practical importance to Texans and meets the needs of our coastal communities. Funding priorities include: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resilient Communities and Economies, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development..

Requests for proposals (RFPs) for state projects are issued every two years. We are getting ready to launch our next request for proposals for FY2016-2018. Stay tuned!

To view current opportunities, visit our funding opportunities page.

To receive funding opportunity announcements directly, please send an email to sgrfp@listserv.tamu.edu with subject line "SUBSCRIBE"

Our Impact

Did you know that every state dollar invested in Texas Sea Grant returns more than $15 to the Texas economy? Texas Sea Grant envisions a future where people live, work and play along the Texas Gulf Coast in harmony with the natural resources that attract and sustain them, and where we use our natural resources in ways that capture the economic, environmental and cultural benefits they offer, while preserving their quality and abundance for future generations. Look at a few examples of the impact that's been made in one year, thanks to the Texas Sea Grant:

  • 1,400 fishermen adopted responsible harvesting techniques and practices
  • 1,100 Texans trained in coastal hazard resiliency
  • 9 communities, home to 2.24 million Texans, used Texas Sea Grant tools and expertise to address sustainable development issues
  • 8,000 acres of coastal wetlands, prairie and dune habitat restored and 260 jobs were created/restrained
  • $25.7 million in fuel savings to Texas shrimp fishermen

...and so many more programs, issues and educational needs have been met with the continuing impact of our programs.

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