S.C. Sea Grant Awards Nearly $1.5M for “Great Red Snapper Count” in the South Atlantic

An interdisciplinary team will estimate how many fish are in U.S. waters from North Carolina to south Florida.

Welcome to the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

Our purpose is to generate and provide science-based information on issues and opportunities to improve the social and economic well-being of our coastal residents while ensuring the optimal use and conservation of our marine and coastal natural resources.​

Marine biologist examines algae.


We facilitate coastal and marine research by identifying and funding peer-reviewed projects that address critical research goals 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.

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Students learning in a classroom.


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

Coastal Heritage Magazine

Coastal Heritage is a quarterly publication of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

Prevailing Winds: Building Momentum Offshore

Prevailing Winds: Building Momentum Offshore

Driven by a combination of factors, from new federal energy goals to a burgeoning wind-energy manufacturing presence in South Carolina, an effort to bring offshore wind to the Palmetto State is gaining momentum.

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Program Focus Areas

The areas that reflect the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s current priorities for research, education, communication, and training.