MIT Sea Grant College Program

Website: http://seagrant.mit.edu/
Address: Building E34-304, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Sarah Olivo  
Email:olivo@mit.edu
Phone: 617-715-5148

Mission: Founded in 1966 by Congress, the National Sea Grant College Program is a network of 32 programs working to promote the conservation and sustainable development of our marine resources through research, education, and outreach. Sea Grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Ocean Literacy:

Principle 1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features
MIT Sea Grant AUV lab, ocean exploration, Sea Perch

Principle 2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth
MIT Sea Grant Marine Education Center, MEC

Principle 3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate
MIT Sea Grant MEC,-Climate change- Projects growing algae for biofuel and aquaculture

Principle 4: The ocean makes Earth habitable
MIT Sea Grant MEC,-Ocean Resources- Projects growing algae for biofuel and aquaculture

Principle 5: The ocean supports a diversity of life and ecosystems.
MIT Sea Grant MEC,-Ocean Resources- Projects growing algae for biofuel and aquaculture

Principle 6: The ocean is connected to us and we are connected to it.
MIT Sea Grant MEC,-Ocean Resources- Projects growing algae for biofuel and aquaculture

Principle 7: The ocean is largely unexplored.
MIT Sea Grant AUV lab, ocean exploration, Sea Perc

Ocean Observing

We mainly use NOAA buoy data. We are also working on setting up coastal water quality monitoring database. For more information, see http://seaperch.mit.edu.