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The Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine has been rated in the top tier of Sea Grant programs across the country for its contributions to science, technology and society in the state and region.

National Sea Grant evaluates all its university-based programs on a five-year rotating basis. UMaine's program was rated in Category 1, making it among the highest performing of the 32 Sea Grant programs in the country.

"The value of Maine Sea Grant is its ability to reach constituents and have an impact on their lives. This ability benefits from the numerous partnerships that Maine Sea Grant has developed to enhance its reach in serving Maine's citizens," National Sea Grant noted in its final evaluation.

The assessment also cited the value of Maine Sea Grant's collaboration with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and the program's investment in research that addresses challenging problems.

The high national rating puts the program and its constituents in a position to benefit from future funding increases from such agencies as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says Paul Anderson, director of Maine Sea Grant.

Established in 1980, the Maine Sea Grant Program takes a leadership role in marine science and education for the sustainable development, management and stewardship of marine and coastal resources.


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