A Seven University Federal State Partnership
Virginia Sea Grant is a seven-university, federal-state partnership whose Charter calls for us to enable integration, collaboration, and leveraging of our collective coastal and marine capacity to address pressing societal problems in Virginia, the region and nation. Our federal funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with matching funds from the Commonwealth, including the dues that each partner institution pays.
As a broker of scientific information, VASG works with resource managers, businesses, communities, and other stakeholders to provide and apply the best science available.
Our mission combines scientific research, education, and public outreach. Guided by our strategic plan, we work to develop sound ideas and practices that enhance the Bay’s ecology as well as the communities, businesses and jobs that depend on it.
Working with a variety of partners, we act as an “honest broker” to spread science-based, useful, unbiased solutions to a wide audience.
A Rich History of Collaborative Scientific Research:
Virginia Sea Grant and its university partners together represent a longstanding tradition of collaboration and cooperation in the field of marine and coastal research, and the sharing of those findings with stakeholder groups across the Commonwealth. Together we work for coastal ecosystems, communities, and livelihoods by supporting the work of graduate fellows, extension members and interns.