Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant, part of the University System of Maryland, plays an important role in the network of organizations working to preserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s coastal waters.

They serve as a bridge between scientific expertise and the needs of people who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest and most productive estuary.

Their mission combines scientific researcheducation, and public outreach. Guided by a strategic plan, they work to develop sound ideas and practices that can enhance the Bay’s ecology as well as the businesses and jobs that depend on it.

Go to the Maryland Sea Grant Website

Explore Our Programs

  • Oysters


  • Image of flooding on Maple Dam Road in Dorchester County, Maryland

    Coastal Climate

  • Image of workers picking crabs

    Seafood Safety and Technology

  • Garden design project

    Watershed Protection and Restoration Program