What is Ohio Sea Grant?
For more than 30 years, Ohio Sea Grant has worked to help restore and rejuvenate Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. With a unique combination of research, education, and outreach efforts, as well as partnerships with academia, governmental agencies, and the private sector, Ohio Sea Grant works progressively with coastal groups and communities to solve Lake Erie’s most pressing environmental and economic issues.
Stone Laboratory, Ohio Sea Grant’s education and outreach facility on Lake Erie, serves as a base for researchers from across the Great Lakes region, offering lab facilities, field work equipment, research vessels, and housing for researchers studying Lake Erie.
Together, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab provide the science behind informed policy and management decisions that advance science education, protect the Lake Erie ecosystem, and enhance its economic impact on the region.
Ohio Sea Grant, located at Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 33 Sea Grant Programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources.
Strategic Plans & Program Reports
Strategic & Implementation Plan
Ohio Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan is based on the National Sea Grant Office’s 4 focus areas (Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Resilient Communities and Economies, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development) to demonstrate how Ohio Sea Grant addresses both local needs and national priorities. The plan is updated every five years.
Strategic & Implementation Plan Executive Summary
A four-page introduction to the Ohio Sea Grant 2010-2014 Strategic & Implementation Plan
Media Coverage Report
Ohio Sea Grant collects all media mentions over the previous year and summarizes them in this annual report. In 2012, more than 446 articles from 205 different newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations reported on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab programs and events.
The annual Progress Report is submitted to the National Sea Grant Office, and made available to the public. It documents all program activities and accomplishments over the past year.