Research at Ohio Sea Grant
Ohio Sea Grant funds a broad range of research projects in various areas. The program identifies and prioritizes research issues with input from state and federal agencies, top scientists in the state, and through its extension specialists and their private sector advisory committees. 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 12 Ohio colleges and universities, and supports approximately 40 graduate students annually.
- Listing all Administration Projects.
- As wild stocks grow scarcer and more intensively managed, aquaculture will play an ever-increasing role, and Ohio Sea Grant will be there.
- Aquatic Ecology & Dead Zone
- It is imperative that academia and decision makers understand ecosystem changes on the Great Lakes as they arise, and Ohio Sea Grant research significantly impacts this understanding.
- Aquatic Invasive Species and Zebra Mussels
- With over 180 different species having invaded the Great Lakes watershed, staying on top of new invasions and striving to prevent future ones is essential to the Great Lakes community.
- Ohio Sea Grant research has pioneered the field of engineered organisms for heavy metal remediation, vaccine delivery in aquaculture, and more.
- Coastal & Open-Water Engineering
- Ohio Sea Grant's programs have developed new maps/charts, constructed artificial reefs to enhance habitat and recreation, improved the safety and quality of underwater welds, and more.
- Economic impact
- Regional economies depend on the resources of the Great Lakes, and our programs facilitate an understanding of this dependence.
- Our program is considered a leader in the area of teacher education, curriculum development, and materials that focus on the Great Lakes region.
- Fish, Fishing and Fisheries
- Ohio Sea Grant is a frequent partner with agencies, academia, and private-sector interests to enhance fishing and understanding of Great Lakes fish populations and ecology.
- Geographic Information Systems
- GIS are a suite of recent and powerful tools to analyze, archive, and view data from a geographic point of view.
- Global Change
- Ohio Sea Grant's programs work to address the state of knowledge regarding how changes to the Great Lakes ecosystem fit into a global perspective via our biocomplexity project, our work to develop an integrated portion of the Global Ocean Observation System, and more.
- Marine Recreation, Tourism and Boating
- Sea Grant agents and research work to connect users to recreational activities in the Great Lakes -boating, fishing, natural and historic sites, etc. -and help the associated businesses find success.
- Natural History
- Pressed into the landscape of North America by ice-age glaciers, Lake Erie and the Great Lakes have a rich and interesting natural history.
- Listing all Outreach Projects.
- Lake Erie is faced with constant challenges from pollution, both newly introduced and recycled through changing biological pathways and invasive species; Ohio Sea Grant works to keep resource users informed and help management agencies understand and control these problems.
- Social, Political and Legal
- Ohio Sea Grant works with academia, regional agencies, decision makers, and private entities to understand and manage Lake Erie's coastal resources and balance the needs of its diverse users.