Select Page

Special Research and Outreach Programs

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium supports a variety of focused initiatives.

A group of people watch a presentation.

Our Coastal Future Forum

Lack of communication between scientists, local decision-makers and the public causes misunderstandings and divisive opinions. Our Coastal Future Forum investigated new ways that communities can discuss important and sometimes sensitive topics. Read More >

Shrimp boat at a dock.

Working Waterfronts Community Forums

In group meetings and individual interviews, researchers asked communities about the future of traditional working waterfronts and gathered information that helped identify needs, challenges, and opportunities. Read More >

Long Bay Hypoxia Working Group

In response to a 2004 water-quality problem, scientists studied the physical, biological, chemical, and geological coastal-ocean processes in Long Bay in an effort to develop tools for forecasting hypoxic events. Read More >

Guidebook cover.

Susceptibility of Water Infrastructure

This project developed a method of assessing the resilience of public water systems to flooding as well as the access to health care facilities to improve the health outcomes of communities when faced with flooding issues. Read More >

The Charleston Resilience Network

CRN is a collaboration of public, private, and non-profit organizations seeking to foster a unified regional strategy and provide a forum to share science-based information, educate stakeholders, and enhance long-term planning decisions that result in resilience. Visit Website

S.C. Task Group on Harmful Algae

A task group to discuss, plan, develop, and coordinate the activities of scientists, natural resource managers, communications staff, and extension personnel to be prepared in the event of a harmful algae outbreak in the state’s waterways. Read More >

Offshore wind turbines.

Offshore Mapping and Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Development

Officials from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Office of Renewable Energy Program provided funding to initiate a mapping and analysis program in the northern portion of the state’s coastal ocean. Read More >

Report cover.

S.C. Stormwater Pond Research and Management Collaborative

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium convened the S.C. Stormwater Pond Research and Management Collaborative to further investigate and address the challenges associated with stormwater ponds in our coastal areas. Read More >