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Research

Ohio Sea Grant funds a broad range of research projects. Research proposals are solicited from every college and university in Ohio

Research at Ohio Sea Grant

Ohio Sea Grant funds a broad range of research projects. The program identifies and prioritizes research issues with input from state and federal agencies, top scientists, and its extension specialists and their private sector advisory committees. Current priorities – what Ohio Sea Grant considers its “critical issues” – include nutrient loading and phosphorus, sedimentation and dredging, harmful algal blooms, the dead zone, aquatic invasive species, climate change, and sustainable coastal development. This is not an exhaustive list of priorities, but represents much of our funding history.

Research Focus Areas

Research proposals are solicited from every college and university in Ohio. Using a competitive review process, Ohio Sea Grant has awarded grants to investigators at 20 Ohio colleges and universities, and supports approximately 10 graduate students annually.

Ohio Sea Grant Strategic Plan

Ohio Sea Grant’s 2010-2014 strategic plan seeks to improve the economy, education, and the environment using research, education, and outreach in partnership with government, academia, and the private sector. The plan is built to guide our implementation of the National Sea Grant Program strategic plan and its four focus areas–hazard resilient coastal communities, healthy coastal ecosystems, safe sustainable seafood supply, and sustainable coastal development–locally as they address Lake Erie and its coastal issues. It also incorporates the Academic Plan and Leadership Agenda of The Ohio State University to guide our activities over the plan’s period. The plan is updated every five years.

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