S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Briefing materials for U.S. Congressional Members and Staff | February, 2022
About the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
The Consortium is a university-based program that generates and provides science-based information on issues and opportunities to improve the social and economic well-being of coastal residents while ensuring the optimal use and conservation of marine and coastal natural resources.
Our Program Focus Areas
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Sustainable Coastal Development and Economy
Weather and Climate Resilience
Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
Scientific Literacy and Workforce Development
Planning for Resiliency
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has significantly contributed to resiliency efforts in South Carolina.
Edisto Beach Vulnerability Assessment
Determining Flow Patterns – Water Level Sensors
Technical Assistance to Beaufort County Sea Level Rise Taskforce
Kiawah Groundwater Study
Support for South Carolina Office of Resilience
Sea Grant’s Resilient Coasts Initiative
The Sea Grant Association’s concept paper on resilience to weather and climate hazards in coastal communities.
Assessing South Carolina’s Ocean Economy
This report provides an overview of South Carolina’s ocean economy based on available data.
The report expands upon information provided by NOAA to examine other market and non-market economic benefits derived from coastal and ocean resources; identifies ocean economy sectors for potential future growth; and discusses how natural resource health provides a foundation for economic activities along South Carolina’s coast.
Sustainable Seafood and Aquaculture
Seafood is an integral part of the traditions and cultures of coastal South Carolina, and a demand for local seafood makes it a significant part of the economy. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium continues to be a key source of support for seafood-related industries and initiatives.
The Economic Benefits of South Carolina’s Beaches and Barrier Islands
South Carolina’s beaches and barrier islands provide its residents and visitors with jobs, recreational opportunities, coastal protection, critical habitat for bird and turtle species, and aesthetic beauty, among other environmental goods and services. This assessment details the economic benefits of the various ecosystem services provided by the beach and barrier island habitat.
Impacts and Accomplishments
The official report of the 73+ impacts and accomplishments of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in our core focus areas for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
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