S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

South Carolina Mariculture: Growing Oysters and a Sustainable Industry

Enjoy these delectable bivalves year-round!

Coastal Science Serving South Carolina

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is a university-based program that generates and provides science-based information to support the wise use and conservation of South Carolina’s coastal resources and create a sustainable economy and environment.

Operating a heat tracking device.


We facilitate coastal and marine research by identifying and funding peer-reviewed projects that address critical data needs for our state and region.


We support the informational needs of coastal residents by making science-based information, expertise, and education about coastal issues available to the public.

Researchers install sensors in a salt marsh.
A group of teachers learn about Spartina in a salt marsh.


We develop resources for educators and students such as educator training, education programs, and undergraduate and graduate support to further ocean science education.

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Consortium Member Institutions

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