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Collaborative Research and Outreach Programs

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium leads a variety of focused initiatives in our program areas.

Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Vision: The ecological, social, and economic value of coastal and ocean ecosystem functions are documented and the resultant information and tools are delivered to state and local decision-makers, resource managers, and interested public.

Flooding 411 Webinar Series

S.C. Stormwater Pond Research and Management Collaborative

Sustainable Coastal Development and Economy

Vision: Decision-makers apply science-based information and tools to manage increased population growth and development resulting in sustainable communities, thriving economies, and healthy natural resources.

Marina with boats.

The South Carolina Clean Marina Program


Calling the Coast Home: Real Estate Professional Continuing Education Courses

Shrimp boats at dock in McClellanville.

Working Waterfront Spotlight: McClellanville

Offshore wind turbines.

Mapping and Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Development


Our Coastal Future Forum

Weather and Climate Resilience

Vision: Coastal communities, residents, and businesses understand the risks and vulnerabilities associated with chronic and episodic weather and climate events, and are prepared for and able to recover from and adapt to these hazards with minimal disruption to social, economic, and natural systems.

A solar powered water sensor affixed to a dock.

South Carolina’s New Water Level Monitoring Initiative

A group of people set up a monitoring station.

Kiawah Island Groundwater Monitoring and Marsh Vulnerability Studies

Wastewater pipe.

Exploring Municipal Services System Failures to Help Develop Science-Based Decision-Points in South Carolina Coastal Communities

Downtown Charleston Flooding.

NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grant

Water pipe infrastructure.

Susceptibility of Public Health Impacts from Flooded Water, Wastewater and Public Health Infrastructure

Screenshot of Chucktown Floods website.

National Infrastructure Protection Program Security and Resilience Challenge


The Charleston Resilience Network

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Vision: Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the coastal region are economically vibrant and are compatible with changing demographics, business development, regulatory environments, and long-term conservation of natural and cultural resources.

Oysters on a plate.

Documenting the Potential Benefits of Increased Shellfish Mariculture Production in South Carolina

Oysters in a container.

A Next-Gen Seafood Industry: Framing a Career-Development Program for those Earning a Living off the Water

Person pulling oysters out of the water.

Developing a Blueprint for a Southeast Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Training Center

Oysters on a plate.

Rapid Response to Seafood Supply Chain Vulnerabilities by Assessing Direct Marketing Options in South Carolina

Scientific Literacy and Workforce Development

Vision: A scientifically literate public, at both youth and adult levels, understands the value and vulnerability of coastal and marine resources, makes wise decisions regarding these resources, and supports the development of a well-trained and diverse workforce in coastal- and marine-related careers.

People in a salt marsh.

Community Science Salt Marsh Restoration and Monitoring Project